At the close of the G20 summit in St. Petersberg, President Obama signaled he was not moving away from his push for military action against Syria. Host Vladimir Putin said that would destabilize the Middle East.
Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria has drawn a muted response from the US and Russia. The International Crisis Group's Joost Hiltermann explains to DW why the global powers have refrained from speaking out.
The US State Department has called on Turkey to limit the "scope and duration" of an anti-Kurdish operation in Afrin. Russia has backed the operation with aerial support, according to a Turkey-backed rebel commander.
Turkey's offensive against US-allied militias in the Afrin region of northern Syria is putting NATO in a difficult position. As tensions between the NATO allies escalate, analysts wonder how far Ankara is prepared to go.
In the Argentine president's first visit to Moscow, Mauricio Macri signed an accord for strategic dialogue with his Russian counterpart. Plans for a Russian nuclear power station in Argentina were also developed.
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