The European Union has joined Washington, Britain and Canada in imposing sanctions on Chinese officials over accusations they abused ethnic minorities.
Adm. Mike Mullen, who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 to 2011 under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, says Washington must keep the door open with Moscow.
In the face of growing heat over its links to Moscow, Trump's administration appears to be backing off the warm words used earlier for the former Cold War foe.
The deal says rebels have to separate from Jabhat Fateh al-Sham — formerly al-Qaeda's branch in Syria — so that the US and Russia can bomb it. But for many, that's unthinkable.
The US and Europe have imposed a new round of economic sanctions on Russia. Russians brush them off, though some analysts say these sanctions could do real damage.
Former UK Ambassador to the United Nations, Jeremy Greenstock tells Anchor Aaron Schachter that the shadow of Iraq 2003 hangs over the tricky diplomatic proceedings.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Russia for talks on Syria and the United Nations proposal for a government of national unity there. One point that likely came up with foreign minister Lavrov is the issue of Russia providing arms to Syria.
Hillary Clinton met with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. At a joint news conference, the two said that there has been considerable progress to reduce their nuclear arsenals. The World's Matthew Bell takes a closer look.
Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, is expected to express Moscow's anger at the agreement by Poland to host part of the planned American missile defense system in Eastern Europe during a visit to Poland. The Russian military has warned that the installation could become a target for a nuclear strike.