US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva for a second day of talks about the Syria crisis with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. Despite the show of harmony, many differences remain.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley has said the US remains "prepared to act" to end chemical attacks and "inhuman suffering" in Syria. She also circulated a draft UN ceasefire resolution to replace an earlier "failed" truce.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that Moscow will expel British diplomats from the country. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said Russia's Vladimir Putin likely ordered the Salisbury attack himself.
Germany's defense minister has vowed 'consequences' over a nerve agent attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal, which the UK blames on Russia. She also tied the attack to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
The story of Western intervention in the seven-year Syrian civil war is one of missed opportunities. In responding to such conflicts, the West must learn from its past mistakes, says DW's Kersten Knipp.
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