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 plans to hit the "Islamic State" (IS) hard, but will it have the desired effect? Fiona Clark looks at some of the challenges at home and in Syria and what could be a Pandora's box for the Russian bear.
The US and France must destroy the "Islamic State" together, President Barack Obama said at a press conference with visiting French President Francois Hollande. Both urged Russia and Turkey to talk, and to stay calm.
In today's meeting with President Obama, French President Hollande will call for improved military and intelligence cooperation, Paris' former US ambassador tells DW. Deploying troops to Syria is not on France's agenda.
During the G20 summit in Turkey, President Barack Obama interacted with President Vladimir Putin discussing a possible military cooperation between Moscow and Washington to stop the group calling itself "Islamic State."