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President Barack Obama has described the Irish-born Samantha Power as “one of our foremost thinkers on foreign policy” © Reuters

US envoy Power criticises Russia as G20 splits on Syria.

Samantha Power, US envoy to the UN has publicly condemned Russia for “[continuing] to hold the Council hostage”, the BBC reports. As the final day of the Russian G20 Summit begins, world leaders remain divided over the Syrian conflict. As a result, Power has stated that the Security Council was no longer a “viable path” for holding Syria…

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