Putin warns West against taking action on Syria; China's economy slowed intentionally, says President Xi Jingping; Communist Party members in China to be tried for torture and death of another party member; World Bank to help Lebanon raise funds for Syria fallout; Eurozone shows signs of firmer recovery; and more

Top of the Agenda: Putin Warns West on Syrian Action

Turkey's PM Erdogan meets with Obama to discuss Syria; Taiwan rejects apology from Philippines for death of coastguard; Japan willing to meet with North Korea; Nigeria declares state of emergency; Eurozone sinks deeper into recession; and more

Top of the Agenda: Turkey's Erdogan Meets With Obama

China passes leadership to older, more conservative lineup; North Korea suspected of giving arms to Syria; Israel-Gaza violence escalates; Eurozone slides into double-dip recession; and more

Top of the Agenda: China Passes Reins to Older, More Conservative Leadership

Gu Kailai does not contest charges, found guilty of murdering British businessman in China; US begins cleanup of Agent Orange-contaminated site in Vietnam 37 years after war ended; Libya hands power to newly-elected assembly; France heads back into recession; and more

Top of the Agenda: Swift Murder Trial for Gu Kailai

G7 to hold emergency Eurozone talks; Putin in China to meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao -- will discuss Syrian violence and Iran's nuclear programme; John Key signs NATO agreement to increase cooperation across terrorism, military training, disaster relief and intelligence; top al-Qaeda figure targeted in drone attack; Merkel endorses oversight of EU banks; and more

Top of the Agenda: G7 to Hold Emergency Eurozone Talks