G7

Italy vows to be ready in time to host G-7 in Sicilian town

Italy still needs to build two helicopter landing pads and repave miles of road, but a top government official promised Friday that everything will be ready for the May 26-27 G-7 summit being held in a stunning Sicilian town overlooking the sea.

The annual summit will see U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders of six other major industrial democracies confer on world issues in Taormina, a hilltop resort town with an ancient Greek theater.

Concern has been growing that logistics could be a disaster, since no major construction work has yet begun.

But Government Undersecretary Maria Elena Boschi, who toured the site Friday, said the helipad work will begin Monday...

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