Rift over Syria exposed at G8 summit; Putin defies US, Europe's calls to end support for Assad

  • Article by: JULIE PACE , AP White House Correspondent
  • Updated: June 17, 2013 - 11:39 PM

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — Deep differences over Syria's fierce civil war clouded a summit of world leaders Monday, with Russian President Vladimir Putin defiantly rejecting calls from the U.S., Britain and France to halt his political and military support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad's regime.

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