Hollande 'will vote Macron', calls Le Pen 'risk' for France

In a televised statement, the Socialist leader said France risked "becoming isolated and breaking away from the European Union" if the far-right, anti-EU Le Pen were elected.

Venezuela protesters vow to block roadways

Riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up one of the first rallies in eastern Caracas early Monday while other groups were gathering elsewhere, the opposition said.

Obama is back for first speech since leaving office

Donald Trump's Democratic predecessor has not given a public speech or an interview since leaving the White House on January 20.

Accidental grenade blast kills boy at Russian school

A student who claimed to have found the grenade in the street brought it into the classroom, the ministry said, adding that an investigation had been opened.

Philippine lawyer accuses Duterte of 'mass murder' at ICC

The lawyer alleges the president "began his strategy or system of eliminating or killing persons suspected of crimes, including drug addicts and pushers" from when he was a mayor.

Man lucky to escape croc clutches in Australia

Repeated attacks have lead to calls from some parts of the community for a cull of the animals, but the state government has so far resisted.

Afghan defence minister resigns over deadly attack

Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim

Arkansas in bid to rush through executions

What began as a macabre plan to put eight convicted murderers to death in 11 days has now seen one prisoner executed and four win reprieves.


Who are France's presidential candidates?

A far-right leader praised by Donald Trump; a scandal-hit conservative; a 39-year-old former investment banker; and a leftwing radical who campaigns by hologram.


French election: what you need to know

France is the EU's second-biggest economy and also one of the world's biggest military and diplomatic powers.


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