G20: 'UN paralysed over Syria'

World leaders have failed to reach agreement on the Syria crisis despite days of talks at the G20 summit in Russia. In a joint statement, 11 country's leaders - but not Vladimir Putin - admitted the UN Security Council "remains paralysed over Syria."

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Conservative MP in Twitter insult to Putin

Henry Smith's comments attracted attention on Twitter.

Russian president Vladimir Putin has been called a "t**ser" by a Conservative MP angry at his support for Bashar Assad's regime and abuse of human rights.

Henry Smith used Twitter to express his views of Putin, who is hosting the world's leaders including David Cameron at the G20 summit in St Petersburg.

Mr Smith's comments came as Mr Cameron ruled out any prospect of an international agreement over Syria at the G20 summit in St Petersburg, saying that Mr Putin remains "miles away" from the truth of Assad's use of chemical weapons on his own people.

Smith was elected as MP for Crawley in 2010 after serving as leader of West Sussex County Council.

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