THE FINAL round of the French Parliamentary elections takes place today as the decider of whether President-elect Emmanual Macron will govern the country with a free hand. But opinion polls suggest a chance he might fall slightly short.
AN EXPLOSIVE fire at a chemical plant in Shanghai turned the sky black and sparked panic among residents in the Chinese city, with the BBC's China correspondent calling the scene "eerie end-of-the-world stuff".
VLADIMIR PUTIN'S strategic objectives surrounding the invasion of Ukraine have slipped from the Kremlin's grasp as Moscow continues to struggle for military resources and President Zelensky is bolstered by NATO support.
VIDEO footage from the Russian-occupied territory of Luhansk in Ukraine has captured a huge explosion ripping through an ammunition warehouse, expected to have destroyed significant Kremlin military supplies
AUSTRALIA has announced a massive compensation deal with French submarine maker Naval Group on Saturday, putting an end to a contract dispute that soured relations between Canberra and Paris for almost a year.