Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday said it was expelling diplomats from Sweden, Poland and Germany for attending a rally in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
The US has warned that the Russian plan on Syrian chemical weapons must not be an excuse for delays and avoidance. So could the Russian proposal to put Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons arsenal under international control actually succeed?
An off-the-cuff comment by John Kerry might have given Syria's president, Bashar Al-Assad a way to avoid US military strikes.
As the United Nations, the Arab League and western nations fail to reach a plan for action to protect Syrian people being attacked by the army of President Bashar Al-Assad, Russian leaders say Syria is ready to negotiate with protesters. But protesters say they won't negotiate until Assad is gone — and they say they're paying the price in bodies.