G8 leaders are gathering in Northern Ireland - but differences between Russia and the US over what to do on Syria are already looming large.
Russia's military intervention in Syria has been going for almost a year now. Many experts believe that Russia has achieved its main objectives. Nevertheless, a resolution to the conflict is nowhere in sight.
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.
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.
The Turkish president has urged his American and Russian counterparts to establish a no-fly zone in Syria. But Turkey's Western allies are wary of deepening their involvement in the five-year conflict.
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