Massimiliano Fedriga of Italy's populist Five Star Movement was struck ill with chickenpox earlier this week.
Speaking in the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attack, the New Zealand Prime Minister said the country needs to "weed (racism) out where it exists and make sure that we never create an environment where it can flourish".
The US President has met his Brazilian counterpart and promised to support Brazil's ambitions for closer trade ties and a greater role on the world stage.
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of blue-chip investment bank JP Morgan, has voiced his concerns that the US has been split into two, with one group benefitting from thriving corporations and the other struggling to make ends meet.
After the worst mass shooting in its history, New Zealand politicians are vowing to change legislation around the availability of semiautomatic weapons.
Tens of thousands of students across the world are taking part in #schoolstrike4climate, a mass protest movement aimed at forcing politicians into action on climate change.
The Senate, controlled by Republicans, voted in favour of a resolution ending Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the US-Mexico border. Neither chamber voted for the resolution with a two thirds majority, however, meaning the president can still use his veto powers to declare the emergency.
After making a splash in a rousing but ultimately unsuccessful run for Senate against Ted Cruz last year, O'Rourke has ended intense speculation by confirming he will run in 2020.
Prime Minister Theresa May's motion passed by 321 votes to 278 against, though it was non-binding. On Thursday local time, UK Parliament will vote on whether Brexit should be delayed past the 29 March deadline.
After Theresa May’s first Brexit deal was voted down in January, the British Prime Minister has again seen her deal rejected by the House of Commons, pushing the UK closer to ‘no deal’.