They are joined by Mbappe's France team-mates Hugo Lloris, Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane, as well as Croatia star Luka Modric, who won the World Cup Golden Ball.
Ronaldo is the defending champion, having won his fifth Ballon d'Or in 2017.
The last English victor was Michael Owen in 2001, but Ronaldo and Messi have established a stunning stranglehold, winning five each.
Sergio Aguero has been nominated for the Ballon d'Or.
Ronaldo played a key role in Real's Champions League triumph last season and scored a World Cup hat-trick for Portugal against Spain.
Liverpool's Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino and Uruguay's rugged defender Diego Godin of Atletico Madrid also got the nod.
Karim Benzema, Edinson Cavani and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero make up the first five.
Modric's global team-mates Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Rakitic are also on the shortlist, as are Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
The Ballon d'Or is considered the greatest personal accolade a player can achieve and this year's awards ceremony will take place in Paris on December 3.
Brazil's Marta, crowned best women's player for a record sixth time at last month's Federation Internationale de Football Association awards, is also in contention after her role in winning the Copa America.
Malawi is the second nation stop on Trump's four-nation tour of the continent that includes Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Egypt. United States First Lady Melania Trump is expected in Kenya on Friday as part of her first solo global trip as FLOTUS.
If Kohli gets 49 more, he'll become the first Indian batsman to score more than 1000 runs in three consecutive calendar years. He had a dream-come-true moment when he received his Test cap from none other than the Indian skipper, Kohli.
"I did not consent". "Where's my representation?" one female protester screamed before being forced out of the chamber. Hundreds of people have gathered outside the supreme court in protest of the upcoming Brett Kavanaugh vote. .
The disruptions continued periodically throughout the roll call. "It's been a seminal event leading into the fall election". Joe Manchin was also confronted by protesters on October 5, 2018, who demanded he oppose Kavanaugh's nomination.
Van Dyke was found guilty of second degree murder and 16 different counts of aggravated battery for each bullet. The Justice Department investigated multiple police departments and found patterns of racial discrimination.
That rare procedural maneuver left Kavanaugh with the same two-vote margin he'd have had if Murkowski and Daines had both voted. On Friday, September 28, the committee voted along party lines and passed Kavanaugh's nomination through to the full Senate.
She walked up a pathway holding hands with two children and then began to sashay to the beat as she approached the building. Her solo safari, which ends in Egypt, has shown her interest in conservation, education, children's welfare and tourism.
That's aimed at checking a rise in retail prices which hit new highs every day as the Brent crude surged 28 percent his year. Petrol prices in Bengaluru were at Rs 82.32, whereas rates for diesel were at Rs 73.61.
Kavanaugh has ben accused of sexually assaulting Californian College professor, Christine Ford, but he denies the allegations. Comedian-actress Amy Schumer was also reportedly detained while protesting against Kavanaugh, according to MSNBC.
Interpol president resigns after investigation by China
Grace Meng covered her face during the news conference because she feared for her safety, the Associated Press reported. Meng Hongwei , the first Chinese president of Interpol , was last heard from on September 25 as he left Lyon for China.
Chelsea Chelsea star feels he is in the form of his life
Joining Chelsea in 2013, Willian has won two Premier League titles with Chelsea , as well as FA Cup and League Cup winners medals. Conceded possession several times to put his side under pressure and was withdrawn in the 75th minute.
Atiku wins PDP Presidential Primary
We will not lose the momentum but sustain it to rebuild Nigeria and elect Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the next President of Nigeria. He beat Aminu Tambuwal and Senate President Bukola Saraki , who scored 693 and 317 votes, respectively.
Rocket's first stage lands back at launch site
Saocom-1A has an L-band payload created to study soil moisture for agriculture, disaster monitoring and scientific research. Then a secondary challenge: SpaceX will try to land the first stage of their rocket back at a landing zone.
Elon Musk taunts SEC days after fraud settlement
Securities and Exchange Commission to provide a joint statement by October 11, explaining why their settlement should be approved. But that doesn't mean Tesla's board can't order Musk to tone done his Twitter act in the best interests of the company.
India, Russia revisiting the rupee-ruble arrangement
New Delhi , which does not want to jeopardize its growing ties with Washington, is optimistic about avoiding USA sanctions. Deliveries of the S-400 will begin in 24 months, at the end of 2020, a government source told The Hindu .
Alberta dairy farmers anxious about USMCA
Political deadlines are often fuzzy but Canada and the USA appear to be working towards some major compromises and a NAFTA deal. The news delighted financial markets that had fretted for months about the potential economic damage if NAFTA blew up.
Landmark Kohli ton as India pummel West Indies
Rahul was gone for a golden duck when Caribbean pacer Shannon Gabriel trapped the Indian opener in front of the wickets. He was not facing one of the best attacks but he gave ample evidence of his brilliance on way to a memorable hundred.