Sergei Lavrov and John Kerry
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John Kerry: US and Russia must talk despite 'collisions'

10 August 2013 Last updated at 02:14 BST

The US and Russia must find progress on critical issues despite "collisions and moments of disagreement", US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.

At a meeting in Washington, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the two nations had laid a "solid foundation" for future co-operation.

The conference comes days after US President Barack Obama cancelled a summit with Vladimir Putin after Russia decided to grant temporary asylum to the former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.

Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Washington.