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>> Seven world leaders, four of them have never sat at the G7 table before. I'm Reuters Jacob Greese reporting from Taormina, Sicily. Where behind me at this secluded resort at the foothills of Mount Etna, away from prying eyes aside from the odd photo op, the leaders of seven of the most powerful economies are meeting.
But it is expected to be tough going, unlike most other G7 summits, here they failed to agree on a key set of policies, a communique before hand. The French have been briefing that they expect negotiations to go on long into the evening. The White House say they expect that talks to be robust, that's diplomatic speak for difficult.
It all boils down to these new world leaders posing very new challenges. Since the last annual summit, we've seen Brexit and Donald Trump inaugurated as US President. And this new US administration seems to be at loggerheads with many of its key EU and European allies on a certain number of issues.
Host Italy want this to be about climate change, immigration and free trade, all areas in which Donald Trump tried to strike out a new path for the US. The biggest flash point here is expected to be the Paris Climate Accord, with pressure growing on the US to simply stay in it.
But so far the White House has said a decision won't be taken until after Donald Trump leaves Italy and heads back to the US. Italy themselves have said they may even put out a separate statement on climate change as a result. But there is one area where there could be more room for agreement.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is here, pushing for a greater role to be taken in tackling online security, countering the information spread for extremists and allowing for self radicalization. That is likely to get much warmer reception here.