People use parasols to try to escape the heat on Sunday in Ginza, Tokyo.  Photograph: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images

Two weeks into Japan’s blistering heatwave, at least 80 people have died and thousands have been rushed to emergency rooms, as officials on Tuesday ur(...)

EU exports of processed food, including meat and dairy products, are expected to rise by up to €10 billion once the deal takes full effect and tariffs are gradually dropped, the European Commission says.

The accord is expected to benefit Japanese auto makers Toyota, Nissan, Suzuki and Mazda by removing 10 percent tariffs on Japanese cars. Japanese aut(...)

South Korean soldiers lock the entrance to a beach on Yeonpyeong island, near the ‘northern limit line’ sea boundary with North Korea on Tuesday. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

South Korean president Moon Jae-in will greet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday as the latter crosses a military demarcation line to enter the(...)

Afghan policemen and firefighters inspect the wreckage of a bus  hit by a suicide bomb attack in an area near the Russian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 20th, 2016. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A suicide car bomber targeted a van carrying journalists working for a private Afghan television channel on Wednesday, killing seven people during eve(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble.   Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has admitted on national radio he believes Greece would be better outside the euro, where it could restructu(...)