US, Russia fail to reach Syria deal, differences remain: US

The United States and Russia will work in the next few days on a deal to curb fighting in Syria.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (centre) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet for a bilateral during the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China on Sept 4, 2016.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (centre) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet for a bilateral during the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China on Sept 4, 2016.PHOTO: EPA

HANGZHOU, China (AFP) - Top diplomats from the United States and Russia on Monday (Sept 5) failed to reach a deal to ease fighting in Syria, with a senior State Department official saying differences remained.

The official said a fresh round of talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the margins of the G-20 summit in Hangzhou had ended without agreement.

(This story is developing.)