Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for all sides to exercise restraint in a call with US President Donald Trump, as a nervous South Korea and Japan sought to join drills with a US aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters.
Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang's follow-up act will be even bigger.
A Saudi Arabian charitable foundation says it will give $US50 million ($A66 million) to the United Nations children's agency to help eliminate measles, the largest private donation ever to UNICEF's efforts.
The International Monetary Fund had a sobering message for Greece this weekend: Even if the country secures debt relief from its European creditors, the nation still needs even more painful economic overhauls than currently planned.
Tensions around the Korean peninsula are heightening amid fears the reclusive North is planning another nuclear test, with South Korea in talks about joint drills with a US aircraft carrier strike group and Donald Trump calling the leaders of Japan and China.
South Korea says it is in talks with Washington about holding joint drills with the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group as it approaches waters off the Korean peninsula amid fears North Korea could conduct another nuclear test.
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen led the first round of voting in France’s presidential election, as voters redrew the political map, placing the European Union at the center of a new political divide.
US President Donald Trump said anti-Semitism should be defeated and has called the Holocaust the "darkest chapter of human history" in a video address, following two missteps by his administration regarding statements about genocide during World War Two.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen have advanced to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.
When Anne Brassart was a child in the French town of Villers-Bretonneux she knew the nearby World War I memorial was designated Australian territory and would shout out she was "in Australia" when she jumped across the boundary.