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.
Talks at the UN over Iran's nuclear program continued Friday, with France's top diplomat saying "no progress" had been made. Diplomats are hustling for pledges from Iran to cutback activity at its nuclear plants.
In the wake of widespread international conflicts, the UN General Assembly has become one big crisis summit. But pressing conflicts left little time for long-term strategy talks, writes DW's Gero Schliess.
The French president has called for swift international action against "Islamic State" militants. Francois Hollande is hosting a conference on tackling the threat posed by the Islamist militants and stabilizing Iraq.
French military aircraft are set to begin reconnaissance flights in support of the US Air Force over northern Iraq. The announcement came as foreign ministers gathered in Paris for an international conference on Iraq.
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