The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections.
Britain's Conservatives have lost their majority in a snap general election that has resulted in a hung parliament. With just a handful of seats left to declare, Thursday's poll shows gains for the opposition Labour Party.
South Korea is suspending the deployment of a controversial missile defence system while the government examines its environmental impact.
British Prime Minister, Theresa May has said she will change human rights laws if they "get in the way" of tackling terror suspects.May said she wants to do more to restrict the freedom of those posing a threat and to deport foreign suspects.