AM News: Kerry and Lavrov Discuss Syria; Police Detain Mothers, Journalists at Beslan Ceremony

September 1, 2016
Wall at School No. 1 commemorating the children killed in the terrorist attack in Beslan on September 1, 2004. Russian forces stormed the school where they were held hostage by Chechen terrorists with bombs and are believed to have killed some of the people in the building themselves. Photo by Yelena Kostyucheko/Novaya Gazeta September 1, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed possible cooperation on Syria in a telephone call. Mothers of children killed by terrorists and journalists detained at memorial ceremony in Beslan.

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AM News: Kerry and Lavrov Discuss Syria; Police Detain Mothers, Journalists at Beslan Ceremony

The ruble is trading at 65.69 to the dollar and 73.39 to the ruble. Brent crude is selling for $45.99 per barrel. 

The following headlines were taken from RBC, Gazeta, Caucasian Knot,  Kasparov, Novaya Gazeta.

– US Secretary of State Kerry and Foreign Minister Lavrov Discuss US-Russian Possible Cooperation on Syria 

– Lavrov Suspects US of ‘Not Quite Peaceful’ Biological Research Due to Refusal of US to Join Convention on Biological Weapons 

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