Diplomacy is being stepped up to try to reach a consensus on how to proceed on Syria.
Israel and Russia have reportedly agreed to allow Syrian troops near the Israeli border as long as no Iranian forces are present. The deal is aimed at reducing tension in the region, but could enforcing it prove tough?
Russia has claimed the OPCW buried results from a Swiss lab probing the Skripal case that found a Western-developed nerve agent. It is the latest in a series of claims by Russia as it denies involvement in the poisoning.
Arkady Babchenko, a Russian war correspondent and veteran who fought in Chechnya, was shot in the back at his Kyiv home. Police believe he was targeted for his "professional activities" after receiving death threats.
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) have pushed for a common policy on relations with Russia. Several center-left lawmakers have voiced their irritation over Foreign Minister Heiko Maas' harsh criticism of Moscow.
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