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    US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, waves as he is greeted by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson ahead of a meeting on the situation in Syria, at Lancaster House in London, Sunday Oct. 16, 2016. Renewing the international effort to solve the conflict in Syria, heightened by the plight of people in the city of Aleppo, have made little progress but more talks are planned.

LONDON >> 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, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said crimes against humanity were occurring daily in Syria.

Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson are expressing hope about a diplomatic effort with Russia and several other countries that Kerry began on Saturday.

But they said they’re planning to increase pressure on Russia and Syria to halt airstrikes on Aleppo, Syria’s largest city.

Johnson and Kerry said sanctions could be applied against Syria and its supporters.

Johnson also spoke of trying to advance prosecutions of “war criminals.”

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  • Syria was a stable country before the rebels ruined it. People lived well and in peace and were able to pursue their economical activities as long as they did not fight their government.

    • And Assad left the Christians alone. Libya was doing well too with a water system, irrigation and all, Colonel Muammar Q Daffy was supplying intelligence, and cooperating. Obungle and Waldo screwed the whole place up with her disastrous Arab Spring.

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