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John McCain to attend international forum in Italy

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Posted at 9:13 AM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 12:13:13-04

 Republican Sen. John McCain, who has spent the summer undergoing treatment for brain cancer, will attend an international forum in Italy this weekend.

That's the word from the Arizona senator's office, which said McCain will speak Saturday at the Ambrosetti Forum in Cernobbio in northern Italy. He will join Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham at a panel focused on the United States.

McCain's office said he will thank the Italian government and people for Italy's contribution to global security, including in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo.

The six-term senator, who turned 81 this week, has been receiving radiation and chemotherapy for cancer in Phoenix. His office said the forum would be his first trip overseas this summer.