South Korea's exports dropped for the third consecutive month in May due to the growing economic fallout from the pandemic that has disrupted the global supply chain, data showed Monday, but the extended slump was in part cushioned by the recovery in shipments of chips.
South Korea's exports slump deepens amid pandemic, chips still chug along
China's factory activity rose for a third straight month in May as companies got back to business after strict measures to contain the coronavirus were eased, but a deep contraction in export orders means the recovery remains sluggish.
China's factory activity expands in May, but weak orders signal bumpy recovery
China’s official newspaper People’s Daily said US moves to end some trading privileges for Hong Kong “grossly interfere” in China’s internal affairs and are “doomed to fail.”
China says US action on Hong Kong ‘doomed to fail’
A top Afghan official appointed to lead the much-awaited peace talks with the Taliban said Saturday his team was ready to start "at any moment" with the militants.
Afghan chief negotiator says ready for talks with Taliban
The president of Kyrgyzstan has pleaded, during a meeting jointly convened by the United Nations to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, for his country’s debt to be restructured to allow for more social spending.
Kyrgyz president pleads for sovereign debt restructuring
The 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS 2019) found that one in five adults in Malaysia suffers from diabetes. That’s 3.9 million people aged 18 years old and above.
Diabetes becoming more prevalent in Malaysia
A group of monkeys in India swiped blood samples from coronavirus patients from a local medical college, stoking fears they could further the virus' spread in nearby regions, Reuters reported on Friday. Before they fled the scene, the monkeys attacked a health worker, according to authorities cited by the outlet.
Monkeys snatch COVID-19 blood samples after attacking lab worker in India
South Korea will this week send to Iran $500,000 worth of medicine used to treat a hereditary disease, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said Thursday, in the first such humanitarian exports to the country since the United States tightened sanctions against Iran.
South Korea to export hereditary disease medicine to Iran
Taliban members stormed an Afghan border post Friday, killing at least 14 security force members, the militants and officials said, the latest in a series of attacks since the end of a brief cease-fire.
At least 14 Afghan security force members killed in attack claimed by Taliban
China accused the US of taking the UN hostage on Friday over a controversial security law for Hong Kong and warned Western nations to stay out of its internal affairs.
China slams 'senseless' US move at UN over Hong Kong

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