U.S., England mulling over sanctions against Syria, Russia

Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end of year news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. Putin says that Russia's economy is showing signs of stabilization despite plummeting oil prices. Putin, speaking Thursday at a news conference televised live, said that despite a GDP drop caused by a drop in global oil prices, Russia's main commodity, the nation's industries have started to rebound. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

LONDON (AP) – The United States and Britain say they’re considering new economic sanctions on the Syrian and Russian governments because of their conduct in war-ravaged Aleppo.

After a 10-nation meeting in London, Secretary of State John Kerry says crimes against humanity are occurring daily in Syria. Kerry and his British counterpart are expressing hope about a diplomatic effort with Russia and several other countries that Kerry began on Saturday.

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