Euro surges as France's Macron set for presidential win
The euro and most stock markets surged Monday after moderate candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's presidential election and looked set to triumph in the run-off against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen next month.
Venezuela protesters plan nationwide road blocks
Protesters plan Monday to block Venezuela's main roads including the capital's biggest motorway, triggering fears of further violence after three weeks of unrest left 21 people dead.
France's Le Pen hails 'historic' result after reaching runoff
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen hailed a "historic" result Sunday after projected results showed her reaching the runoff of the presidential election along with pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron.
Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms
High-powered aides to Donald Trump pressed for funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on the president's 100th day in office.
Anti-fascists, Jews boycott Croatia memorial at WWII death camp
Croatia honoured on Sunday the victims of its most brutal World War II death camp, an event again snubbed by ethnic Serbs, Jews and anti-fascists who accuse authorities of tolerating a pro-Nazi ideology.
China urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation
China's foreign minister called Sunday for the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula amid rising tension over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.
US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived Sunday for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States' only permanent military base on the African continent.
Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban base attack
Afghanistan on Sunday observed a national day of mourning after at least 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base, prompting angry calls for ministers and army chiefs to resign.