Former prime minister Matteo Renzi was expected to be comfortably re-elected leader of Italy's ruling Democratic Party, setting him up for a showdown with the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) in general elections.
Negotiators for the Writers Guild of America and major studios are expected to return to the bargaining table on Sunday for a rare weekend session as the sides try to head off a strike that could begin as early as May 2.
South-East Asian leaders say they are "extremely worried" about tensions on the Korean Peninsula and have urged Pyongyang to stop actions that threaten peace in the region during an annual summit in the Philippines.
US President Donald Trump has celebrated his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics who have given his tenure poor marks.
Several hundred Russians have lined up in central Moscow under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities.
Wary of US President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to signal to its commitment to a nuclear deal and holding out the promise of its economic payoff ahead of May 19 presidential polls, EU diplomats say.