Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party suffered a historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signaling trouble ahead for the premier, who has suffered from slumping support because of a favoritism scandal.
President Emmanuel Macron was poised to forge ahead with his pro-EU, pro-business reforms Monday after his centrist party redrew France's political map with a resounding victory in parliamentary elections.
French voters put President Emmanuel Macron's party on course for a crushing parliamentary majority, though a record low turnout in the first round of voting raised concerns Monday over the strength of his future mandate.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose contacts with Russian officials during the US presidential campaign have sparked questions, heads to Congress next week where he is expected to face a grilling.
Millions of British people are preparing to cast their votes in Thursday's general election, which has defied all initial projections and seems to be much closer than many, including Prime Minister Theresa May, had predicted.
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has won a second term in office after calling a snap parliamentary election last month to counter allegations of corruption against his wife and some of his political allies.