US offers Russia closer cooperation to save Syria plan

Syria's civil war erupted in 2011 and has evolved into catastrophe that has left more than 280,000 deadTop US diplomat John Kerry was to hold a second day of talks in Moscow on Friday in the hopes of salvaging the stalled Syria peace process. Kerry held a first three hours of talks with President Vladimir Putin late Thursday and on Friday was due for a second round with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Little filtered out about his Kremlin meeting with the Russian head of state, but Kerry’s spokesman said he would “explore initiatives in more detail” with Lavrov.

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