Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his us counterpart john Kerry will meet today in Geneva to try to hammer out a deal on cooperation in Syria. But Kerry’s spokesman would not confirm the meeting, suggesting that last-minute negotiations were continuing. The two top diplomats agreed to a “personal meeting” after “working on the remaining details for an agreement” of the peace process in Syria. In Washington, state department spokesman mark toner confirmed that Kerry and Lavrov had spoken by telephone for 45 minutes but would not say whether they had agreed to meet again soon. Presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama held talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China but failed to bridge their differences.