1. China’s top legislative body has adopted a national security law for Hong Kong, marking a new phase in the territory’ relationship to the mainland. Hong Kong media say the law is likely to come into effect on Wednesday—the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China from British rule.
  2. India’s government has banned 59 apps released by Chinese companies, amid rising tensions over a recent deadly border clash with China. The mover came amid heightened tensions between the two countries over a clash on June 15 between their forces in a disputed border region. It left 20 Indians dead.

3.Airlines based in the Middle East are preparing to resume more international flights, as Europe is poised to ease travel restrictions in phases.

June 30, Tuesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline