Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is set to begin a three-day visit to France after promising to invest more in the EU. He is also due to outline Chinese carbon emission cuts seen as crucial for Paris' UN climate summit.
One of Japan's superfast "bullet" trains has made an emergency stop after a passenger allegedly tried to set himself on fire. There are unconfirmed reports that two people may have died in the incident.
President Maithripala Sirisena recently dissolved parliament, paving the way for fresh elections in mid-August. DW speaks to Sri Lankan political analyst Jehan Perera about the reasons behind the move.