The G7 summit will host world leaders as they meet to discuss climate change, trade, migration and ties with Africa.
The Manchester bombing and conflicts in North Korea and Syria are also certain to crop up during the two-day meeting between the world’s seven major economies.
Donald Trump will likely use the summit to push NATO allies to “contribute their fair share”, after he berated leaders yesterday for their alleged shortcomings.
Theresa May will call on leaders to do more to pressure technology companies into blocking extremist content online, and will argue that the fight against ISIS is moving from the “battlefield to the internet”.
As the G7 summit gets underway, here are live updates and the latest news from Sicily.
Friday May 26
4pm: Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to extend their sanctions against North Korea
The two leaders who are attending the G7 summit, held a one-on-one meeting to discuss Kim Jong-un’s continued development of nuclear weapons.
“President Trump and Prime Minister Abe agreed their teams would cooperate to enhance sanctions on North Korea, including by identifying and sanctioning entities that support North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs,” the White House said.
“They also agreed to further strengthen the alliance between the United States and Japan, to further each country’s capability to deter and defend against threats from North Korea,” the statement added.
3.40pm: Theresa May and Donald Trump were seen walking together in deep conversation as they prepare to meet members of the International Monetary Fund this weekend.
Shopkeepers down the hill from where world leaders are meeting boarded up their windows and doors on Friday, bracing for a protest march along the seafront of this normally sleepy Sicilian tourist town.
3.15pm: Disagreements between Donald Trump and other G7 leaders have reportedly put and end to plans for a united response to…