Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, vowed to press on with reform despite the gilets jaunes protests that have paralysed much of the country. Protesters vowed to block more roads and light more bonfires.
法国总统埃马纽埃尔·马克龙(Emmanuel Macron)誓言将继续推进改革，尽管吉列·朱恩斯(gilet jaunes)的抗议活动已使法国大部分地区陷入瘫痪。抗议者誓言要封锁更多道路，点燃更多火堆。
Elections were held in the Democratic Republic of Congo two years after they were supposed to have taken place. The vote was marred by intimidation. As results were awaited, the internet was turned off to make it harder for voters to complain.
Thousands protested in Sudan over rising food prices and the despotic rule of Omar al-Bashir, who has run the country since taking power in a military coup in 1989. Government forces shot dozens.
The death toll from the recent tsunami in Indonesia stood at 430, with more than 14,000 injured. The tsunami was caused by a slope on a volcano sliding into the sea during an eruption. New cracks have appeared on the mountain.
Bangladesh’s ruling party, the Awami League, won a third five-year term in an election the opposition denounced as a farce. The party and its allies won all but 11 of the 299 seats contested, an even bigger landslide than in the previous election, which the opposition had boycotted.
Japan said it would defy an international ban and restart commercial whaling in its territorial waters, although it promised to stop whaling near Antarctica.