Hollande: Obama says Congress vote set for next week

French President Francois Hollande speaking at a press conference.
French President Francois Hollande speaking at a press conference. Credit: RTV

French President Francois Hollande said US President Barack Obama told him that a Congress vote on military action in Syria is expected in the middle of next week.

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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."