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.
Germany is preparing to host mediation talks between Ukraine and Russia in Berlin. The US has warned Russia to stop backing pro-Moscow insurgents in eastern Ukraine.
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.'
There are growing international concerns about the future of Iraq after the country's prime minister rejected calls to form a unity government. This came as ISIS militants continued their advance on the capital.
Ukraine's newly-elected president, Petro Poroshenko, has said he hopes to hold talks with Russia's leaders in the first half of June. Russia's foreign minister said Moscow was "ready for dialogue."
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