UN, Syria, German Government discussed on NPR News Now - NPR News: 07-15-2017 2PM ET

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Un median syria hadden peace negotiations have failed to achieve a breakthrough to end the ongoing conflict still lisa shlein reports the un is hoping to reach a political settlement when the two sides meet again un mediator to miss story is a perennial optimist while acknowledging that no breakthrough has been made in the syrian talks he says this been no breakdown that noone walked out an incremental progress has been made so far the warring parties have refused to sit at the same table to negotiate peace to mr r says he hopes they finally will agree to meet face to face in september in the meantime the usrussia brokered ceasefire that took effect in southeast syria last weekend seems to be holding the german government confirms to female tourists who were killed in a knife attack at an egyptian resort hotel yesterday were german earlier reports said they were ukrainian egyptian officials say they're questioning a suspect this is npr brexit negotiators are preparing for a second round of talks monday in brussels the issue of how much britain we'll have to pay to leave the european union as part of its divorce is expected to be a major hurdle but as larry miller reports from london there are new signs that there could be room to maneuver britain's briggs secretary david davis says the government will work with the eu to determine a fair settlement of the uk's rights and obligations in accordance with the law and in the spirit of continuing partnership.

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