1. France began to gear up for elections, after President Emmanuel Macron called a shock snap legislative election following a bruising loss in the European Parliament vote to the far-right party of Marine Le Pen.

2. Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris could be tempted to call an early national election after rival Sinn Fein flopped at local council polls.

3. A senior Hamas official urged the US to pressure Israel to end the war in Gaza.

4. Blinken urges Middle East leaders to press Hamas for Gaza ceasefire.

5. A violent clash over the weekend between two clans in central Somalia has killed at least 55 people and injured another 155.

6. The European Commission is expected to disclose the tariffs it plans to impose on Chinese electric vehicles this week.