1. Ireland, Spain and Norway announced that they would recognize a Palestinian state on May 28.

2. Protesters in New Caledonia erected new barricades overnight in cat-and-mouse games with French police reinforcements, ahead of the arrival of President Emmanuel Macron.

3. Israeli tanks advanced to the edge of a crowded district in the heart of Rafah.

4. After being hamstrung for months by shortages of weapons as the US Congress held up billions of dollars' worth of military aid, Ukraine's gunners are finally getting shells to stop Russians near Kharkiv.

5. Europe's landmark rules on artificial intelligence will come into force next month.