G8 leaders are gathering in Northern Ireland - but differences between Russia and the US over what to do on Syria are already looming large.
When Syria's foreign minister travels to Russia on Wednesday, he'll be looking for two things: money and weapons. The government in Damascus wants more of both. Russia's help so far has been rather symbolic.
Heads of the world's leading economies have begun a two-day summit in Brisbane, Australia. Global security looks likely to feature largely on the agenda amid international condemnation of Russia's actions in Ukraine.
World leaders have gathered in Australia for the G20 summit, with its planned economic focus set to be overshadowed by Ebola and the conflict in Ukraine. Tony Abbott asked speakers to use their hearts, not their scripts.
Leaders of APEC's 21 countries have agreed to work towards a Beijing-backed free trade agreement on day two of the group's summit. Chinese President Xi has called for strengthened economic integration across the region.
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