Kerry in Switzerland for talks about Syria

October 15, 2016 3:33 PM

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Kerry in Switzerland for talks about Syria

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Secretary of State John F. Kerry began talks in Switzerland on Saturday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and diplomats from several Middle Eastern countries on possible ways to diminish fierce fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, although no breakthrough is expected.

The meeting between Kerry and Lavrov comes 12 days after Washington suspended bilateral talks with Moscow when a cease-fire proposal collapsed. An estimated 400,000 people have been killed in more than five years of conflict, and dozens more have died in recent days in a Syrian ground offensive agai...

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