G8 leaders are gathering in Northern Ireland - but differences between Russia and the US over what to do on Syria are already looming large.
Leaders of the G7 nations have gathered in Brussels for a summit that is likely to be dominated by the crisis in Ukraine. Russia is notably absent after being suspended from the group following the annexation of Crimea.
Vladimir Putin was watched closely during his D-Day commemoration visit. For the first time since the start of the Ukraine crisis, the Russian president met directly with his critics in the West.
The G7 summit in Brussels has closed with the US and UK reiterating calls for Russia to open talks with Ukraine's new government or face further sanctions. Russia was notably absent after being suspended from the group.
US President Barack Obama has begun a European tour likely to be dominated by the Ukraine crisis. Not only is he set to meet Ukraine's president-elect face-to-face, but also Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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