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.
Russia's military intervention in Syria has been going for almost a year now. Many experts believe that Russia has achieved its main objectives. Nevertheless, a resolution to the conflict is nowhere in sight.
The US and Russian foreign ministers have reportedly agreed to meet in Geneva to discuss an accord on fighting the "Islamic State" (IS). Rights monitors have said at least 24 people were killed in the latest airstrikes.
The fight over who bombed an aid convoy in Syria shows that the UN doesn't have an effective strategy for helping people in war-torn areas. Germany may be able to play an increasingly important role, writes Ines Pohl.
Regime gains in Aleppo are raising questions about whether Russia was ever serious about ceasefire talks with the US. Was the Kremlin using the talks to stall for time until Syria could lay claim to Aleppo?
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