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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has trimmed its economic growth forecasts for the 19 countries that share the euro, saying the recovery could be held back by a likely rise in the price of oil and the common currency.
Desperate efforts to salvage Syria's ceasefire shifted to Moscow on Tuesday as the country's battered second city of Aleppo came under fresh fire that killed at least four people. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to hold talks with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura in the Russian capital in a last-ditch bid to rescue peace negotiations that have been undermined by fierce fighting around Aleppo. The high-profile talks follow a day of diplomacy in Geneva as US Secretary of State John Kerry added his weight to efforts to resuscitate the stuttering truce.