- French voters choose change – but what type?
In a historic departure from 30 years of alternating between the country's parties on the left and right, the French have voted out the old guard and chosen two candidates who have little experience governing in the first round of presidential election voting, Michelle Gagnon writes from Paris.
- U.S. Senate to get top-level briefing on North Korea
Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea, senior Senate aides say.
- Macron, Le Pen qualify for 2nd round of France's presidential election
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second in Sunday's first round of voting, early projections indicated.
- U.S. sanctions 271 Syrians who work on chemical weapons
The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria.
- Trump's bluster doing nothing to neutralize North Korea's nuclear ambitions
On the issue of North Korea acquiring nuclear weapons, Pyongyang doesn't plan to back down – and Washington seems to have no plan at all, writes Saša Petricic.
- Thousands gather at Auschwitz for Holocaust memorial
Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at Auschwitz, the former Nazi German death camp.
- New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues
Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments on Monday morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy.
- Maoist rebels kill at least 25 Indian paramilitary soldiers
Maoist rebels killed at least 25 Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured six others in their stronghold in central India on Monday in one of the worst attacks on the country's security forces in recent years, police said.
- Israel indicts teen linked to threats on Jewish centres
Israel has indicted an 18-year-old American-Israeli dual citizen for a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centres in the United States and Canada that stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism.
- Top Afghan officials resign in wake of massacre by Taliban at army base
Afghan officials say the country's army chief and the defence minister have resigned following the weekend Taliban attack at a northern army base that killed more than 100 military and other personnel.
- 3 African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization says.
- Canadian investors look to L.A., where some celeb homes rival inner-city Toronto prices
As if housing market prices in Toronto aren't discouraging enough, a celebrity pad in Los Angeles can be comparable in price to some homes in the downtown core, so some Canadians are looking to purchase homes in Tinseltown.
- 5 dead, including children, in NYC house fire
Investigators are scouring for clues about what sparked a deadly, fast-moving house fire that killed five people, including three children, on a sunny spring afternoon.
- Luxury shoe retailer Jimmy Choo is for sale
British luxury retailer Jimmy Choo is seeking offers for the company as part of a review of its strategic options to maximize shareholder value, it said on Monday.
- 'He can't think straight': Mom pleads for teen charged with threatening Jewish centres
An Israeli-American teenager accused of making dozens of bomb threats to Jewish community centres was identified for the first time on Friday in separate criminal complaints filed in U.S. federal courts in Florida and Georgia that linked him to hundreds of hoax calls in 2015 and 2017.
- North Korea says it's ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.
- Bill O'Reilly's No Spin News podcast returns Monday
It's been less than a week since conservative television personality Bill O'Reilly was fired from Fox News and he's already heading back to the airwaves in a podcast on his website.
- Actress Erin Moran of Happy Days fame dead at 56
Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, died Saturday at age 56.
- Venezuela spiralling into chaos amid looting, militarized police
After the deadliest day in weeks of anti-government protest and looting, tensions remain high in Venezuela as state police departments are put under National Guard control.
- Global March for Science raises concern over Trump policies
Scientists and their supporters marched in hundreds of cities around the world Saturday, including over a dozen in Canada, protesting against proposed U.S. government funding cuts to scientific research and public rejection of established science such as climate change.