Spain's Socialists led in a poll published on Saturday with 30.3 percent of votes, equivalent to between 122 and 133 seats in the 350-seat parliament.
Dismayed by endemic corruption and a struggling economy, Ukrainian voters appear poised to strongly rebuke incumbent Petro Poroshenko and replace him with TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Police say more than 750 people have been arrested and some 28 have been charged since climate change protests began earlier this week in London.
Rafael Nadal's bid for the 12th title crashed after losing to Fabio Fognini in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals.
Many protesters are frustrated that the international effort to help fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral has eclipsed the five-month-old Yellow Vest movement against wealth inequality.
Lyra McKee, 29, a rising star of investigative journalism, was shot dead on Thursday night on the sidelines of an Irish nationalists' attack on the police.
Aleksandar Vucic, an ultranationalist during the Balkan wars in the 1990s, embraced European values before coming to power in 2012. In coalition with the Socialists, Vucic controls 160 deputies in the 250-seat parliament.
Incumbent President Petro Poroshenko attacks candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy's inexperience and claims he is dangerously pro-Russia and in turn the comic actor accuses his rival of being corrupt.
People on social media, both in France and abroad, have expressed frustration that other disasters - from the Syrian and Iraq refugee crisis to the Grenfell Tower fire in London - have not received anything like the same degree of support.
The race for the largely ceremonial presidential race has turned into a second referendum on whether the Balkan country should be called Macedonia or North Macedonia.
Activists came out in France, Britain and Italy to urge their respective governments and world leaders to act against climate change.
A journalist was killed while covering rioting in the border town of Londonderry.
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