Talks on Syria stall at G8 summit, but trade wins

Talks on Syria stall at G8 summit, but trade wins

World leaders have gathered in Ireland overnight for the first day of the G8 summit, where Syria has been discussed, but no agreement has been reached.

The US, France and the UK all want to supply weapons to the Syrian rebels, but Russia has urged the west to stay out of the civil war.

But leaders have launched negotiations on what has been labelled the world’s largest trade deal.

US President Barack Obama has welcomed negotiations over the new trade deal, which is between the EU and the US.

President Obama says his administration will not compromise on the deal, in order to ensure the best outcome for jobs and economies on both sides of the Atlantic.

President Obama has also met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the summit, to discuss the civil war in Syria and Iran’s new leader.

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