The comments by Xi Jinping reflected fears that tensions between the North and the U.S. and its allies in Asia could spiral into outright military conflict.
The minister of defense and the army chief of staff stepped down under pressure after a Taliban sneak attack killed more than 160 soldiers on a northern base.
Kuki Gallmann was wounded in an attack that may be part of a wider problem in which farmers have been terrorized by herders who want more land to graze their animals.
Mr. Macron, a political novice, and Ms. Le Pen, a far-right firebrand, appeared headed toward a runoff vote next month after voters rejected the mainstream parties.
Voters have to choose from 11 candidates, with the four leading ones so close in the polls that it is too risky to predict the outcome.
Beijing’s relative silence may be an attempt to placate both Kim Jong-un of North Korea and President Trump, and to prevent the Chinese public from panicking.
The Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride, is being undermined by the widespread use of English.
The presidential election on Sunday is one of the most consequential in recent times — not just for France, but for Europe — and one of the most unpredictable, too.