G8 leaders are gathering in Northern Ireland - but differences between Russia and the US over what to do on Syria are already looming large.
The US missile attack on Syria's Shayrat air base was risky. But DW's Kersten Knipp says it may also bring hope, as Assad and Putin could realize they can no longer do whatever they want in the war-torn country.
Foreign Ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) nations have called on Russia to help end the war in Syria as they meet in Italy. The gathering comes as tensions rise in the wake of a US airstrike on Syrian forces.
Barack Obama has had a private dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. They were expected to discuss Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Syria, ahead of talks with other EU leaders on Friday.
EU politicians and a former weapons chief have urged for an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria following a US missile strike. European leaders also called for the resumption of peace talks.
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