Trump meets with Abe on 'big problem' North Korea

The summit kicked off with a ceremony at an ancient Greek theatre perched on a cliff overlooking the sea where war ships patrolled the sparkling blue waters. Italian officials have suggested the final communique will be shorter than 10 pages. Japan meanwhile was using the summit to air its concerns about North Korea .

Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies need 'to pay their fair share'

Later, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that Trump was "fully committed" to Article 5 , adding that questions over an explicit mention to it were "a bit silly". The small Balkan country will formally become NATO's 29th state in June but Markovic joined the Brussels summit, Trump's first, and a ceremonial opening of the alliance's new headquarters.

RFE/RL: G7 leaders stroll through Taormina

Also under the microscope during Trump's meetings have been his body language and interactions with other heads of state. But Gentolini and other world leaders weren't just waiting for internal reflection. His chief-of-staff, Reince Priebus, said Mr Trump had shown "his commitment to confronting evil, promoting peace and putting America First on [a] historic and highly successful first trip abroad" in a tweet on Friday.

U.S. grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the attack, although authorities said they had yet to uncover any connections between suspected suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, and any wider terrorist organization. Before leaving Italy, Trump will meet with the Italian president and prime minister prior to a Thursday flight to Brussels . He arrived in Israel after addressing the Sunni kingdoms in the Middle East about terrorism and toeing their line on Iran .