Premiers from the world's leading economic powers will renew pressure on Russia to act over the crisis in Ukraine at a summit in Brussels.
Leaders of the G7 group of economic powers will also try to thrash out the outline of an agreement over tackling the threat from terror posed by the Syrian conflict.
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