Germany, France, UK, US to discuss next steps in London on Sunday after Syria strikes

Germany will meet with France, Britain and the United States in London on Sunday to discuss their next steps after airstrikes were launched against Syria early on Saturday, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. The talks will be held in the British capital to coordinate further actions, the minister told reporters in Berlin. Germany plans to work together with France for the creation of a new international format that could provide new momentum for the political process in Syria, Maas said. The minister added that Berlin would use its bilateral ties to ensure Russia adopted a “constructive” stance on the issue, according to Reuters.