John Kerry and Russian counterpart Lavrov meet face to face

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John Kerry and Russian counterpart Lavrov meet face to face

LAUSANNE: (APP) US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov held face-to-face talks Friday for the first time since Washington halted their bilateral push for peace in Syria.

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The pair met in a Lausanne hotel shortly before they were to take part in a broader meeting with regional players to relaunch international efforts to end the Syrian war, officials said.