The French National Assembly

The French National Assembly is one of two chambers, together with the Senate, which make up the country’s parliament. It has been based since 1798 at the Palais Bourbon, a former palace on the left bank of the River Seine, opposite Place de la Concorde.VIDEOGRAPHICS

UK’s Labour Party going into election stronger than expected

Britain’s Labour Party and their leader Jeremy Corbyn went into the General Election with a polling deficit of around 20 points, but after a stronger than expected campaign the party has closed much of the gap ahead of Thursday’s vote.

EU reassures Turkey over its €3bn migrants package

220,000 euros-worth of medical equipment purchased by the European Union was handed over to a migrant health centre close to the Syrian border. The Saraykent Migrant Health Training Centre trains Syrian doctors provides free medical services to migrants. The funding is part of the 3 billion euro EU-Turkey deal in which Turkey agreed to stop the flow of migrants and refugees to Europe.

Displaced Philippine children draw their experience in Marawi

Displaced children draw what they experienced in Marawi City, southern Philippines, as part of a stress debriefing programme to recover from the trauma of conflict at Pantar Central Elementary School, on the southern island of Mindanao.

Colombian dustman forms library from discarded books

Emptying the bins of Bogota, Colombian dustman Jose Alberto Gutierrez found a copy of the classic novel “Anna Karenina,” and kept it. That was 20 years ago — and he has kept collecting discarded books, amassing 25,000 of them in a free library, swelled by donations.

First official event for French First Lady Brigitte Macron

French First Lady Brigitte Macron on Tuesday welcomed Princess Mary of Denmark to the Elysée Palace in Paris, on the eve of the meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and Danish PM Lars Lokke Rasmussen. It was Brigitte Macron’s first official event as first lady. IMAGES