French President Emmanuel Macron's party is on track for a parliamentary majority, exit polls suggest, weeks after his presidential victory.
Two polls have his La République en Marche, alongside its MoDem allies, winning between 355 and 425 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.
The winning margin is lower than some expected with turnout down from 2012.
The party was formed just over a...
Gunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country's security minister has said.
Officials said "suspected jihadists" were behind the assault.
One of those killed is a French national, while details of the other casualty are not yet known.
Locals reported hearing shots fired at the luxury destination - Le Campement Kangaba resort in...
Iraqi forces say they have launched an assault on Mosul's Old City, the last district held by so-called Islamic State.
Special forces are advancing on the district from the west and federal police are on the southern front, a statement said.
The UN says as many as 100,000 civilians are believed to be trapped in the densely populated Old City.
They have been told to leave the area if they...
A catastrophic forest fire in Portugal has claimed at least 57 lives, officials say.
Many died while trying to flee the Pedrógão Grande area, 50 km (30 miles) south-east of Coimbra, in their cars, according to the government.
Several firefighters are among the 59 people injured.
"Unfortunately this seems to be the greatest tragedy we have seen in recent years in terms of forest fires,"...
In a new twist on uses for Viagra, doctors at the Montreal Children’s Hospital are giving some preemies the medication as part of a highly promising clinical trial.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Although the diamond-shaped blue pill has long been marketed for male impotence, pediatricians have also been using it for more than a decade to treat pulmonary hypertension in infants. And a...
A man threatened to kill himself with a staple and allegedly bit a guard in a Prince Albert courtroom after learning he will face penitentiary time for repeatedly raping a young girl.
The 28-year-old man, whose name cannot be published to protect the identity of the victim, was convicted of sexual assault and sexual interference after a trial last month. The abuse happened in Prince Albert...
Israeli police have shot dead three Palestinians after a deadly knife attack outside the Old City of Jerusalem, in which a policewoman died.
Two of the Palestinians attacked police officers with guns and knives while the third stabbed the policewoman, police say.
The three were identified by police as two men aged 18 or 19 and another man, all from the West Bank.
The Old City had been...
Protests are being held in London as residents demand support for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Between 50 and 60 people stormed Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall as members of the public said the homeless needed help "right now".
Crowds gathered outside a hall where PM Theresa May met survivors and protests have also been held at Downing Street.
Mrs May has sanctioned £5m for...
Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the architect of Germany's reunification, died on Friday aged 87, his party said.
"We mourn," Kohl's Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) tweeted with a picture of the former chancellor.
Kohl led Germany through reunification in 1990 and was chancellor of first West Germany and then the unified nation from 1982 to 1998.
He had been frail and...
Russia's defence ministry is investigating whether one of its air strikes in Syria killed the leader of the Islamic State militant group (IS).
The ministry said an air strike may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and up to 330 other fighters on 28 May.
It said the raid had targeted a meeting of the IS military council in the group's de facto capital of Raqqa, in northern Syria.