G8 leaders are gathering in Northern Ireland - but differences between Russia and the US over what to do on Syria are already looming large.
In their first call since February, Russian President Vladimir Putin has phoned US President Barack Obama to discuss the Ukraine crisis. Also on the agenda were Iran nuclear talks, "Islamic State" and Syria.
Canada's prime minister has said that Russia should not be readmitted to the G7 as long as Vladimir Putin remains in power. Ahead of a G7 summit in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has echoed Stephen Harper's statement.
World leaders have begun their final day of G7 talks in the Bavarian Alps. The first day saw a firm stance on Russian sanctions; Monday's talks are expected to focus on global security.
The G7 summit of major western countries has ended. While the event was overshadowed by crises in Ukraine and Greece, progress was made on climate change. Naomi Conrad reports from Garmisch-Partenkirchen.