US Secretary of State John Kerry says a free-trade agreement between the US and Europe is a priority for Washington. He was speaking after talks in Berlin. Kerry is on his first foreign tour as US Secretary of State.
Russian and Western foreign ministers have met in Paris, amid calls for Moscow to enter direct talks with Kyiv. The UN said its envoy to Crimea had been "threatened" by unknown gunmen and told to leave the peninsula.
After the NSA affair led to a diplomatic chill, representatives of Germany and the US are now talking about their shared values at the Munich Security Conference. But the question is: How can these values prevail?
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for an increase in pace when it comes to getting rid of chemical weapons held by the Syrian government. He pressed Russia to excercise more influence on Syria.
The US and Russian foreign ministers have called for a truce to be agreed prior to a planned second peace conference for Syria. It is still not clear whether opposition groups will attend the talks dubbed "Geneva II."
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