G-8 leaders support political solution to Syria
Although the fate of Syrian President Bashar Assad split the Group of 8 summit, leaders manage to come up with a statement of common goals. BEIRUT — Global economic leaders, including the United States and Russia, reiterated support Tuesday for a political solution to the Syrian civil war, backing a plan for a transitional government hammered out last year in Geneva.
G8 urges Syria peace talks as fighting flares in north
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland/BEIRUT - Differences between Russia and the West mean an international peace conference on Syria is now unlikely before August, a source at a meeting of Group of Eight leaders said on Tuesday as surging government forces brought heavy fighting to Aleppo.
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Russia agrees to support a coalition government in Syria
The G8 leaders meeting in Northern Ireland have endorsed calls by the US and Russia for peace talks in Geneva designed to halt the Syrian conflict "as soon as possible".
Obama, Putin differ on Syria during tense talks
In Northern Ireland for the G-8 summit, the U.S. and Russian leaders have little common ground on Syria, other than hopes for peace negotiations. ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — President Obama differed sharply with Russia's leader over the Syrian civil war in an icy encounter Monday illustrating how difficult it may be to drive Syrian President Bashar Assad from power, even after some rebel groups begin to receive U.S. weaponry.
G-8 Meeting Ends With Cordial Stalemate on Syria
The United States and leaders of other major industrialized nations averted a clash with President Vladimir Putin of Russia by avoiding mention of the most contentious matters that divided them.