G8 leaders are gathering in Northern Ireland - but differences between Russia and the US over what to do on Syria are already looming large.
Strongly condemning the lack of international unity in ending the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, EU liberal Guy Verhofstadt told DW's "Conflict Zone" that Europe needs an army of its own.
As the saying goes, hope dies last. Given the clearly conflicting interests of the forces taking part in the Syria war, no solution is on the horizon at the moment, writes DW's editor-in-chief, Alexander Kudascheff.
US presidential candidate Donald Trump has told a TV forum that Russia's president is "far more" of a leader than Obama. He also said the US military had been "reduced to rubble" under the current leadership.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of not being transparent about the Syria truce deal. Meanwhile a pro-US rebel leader says the ceasefire would not hold as Moscow continues to violate the agreement.
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