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.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Paris for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the crisis in Ukraine. Lavrov has said that their positions are 'getting closer.'
Ukraine's government in Kyiv has warned of a crackdown on pro-Russian protesters in the east. Moscow, meanwhile, has called the allegations it is amassing troops along the border with Ukraine "baseless."
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?
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