Barack Obama, the US president will be holding a key meeting Wednesday April 1 with Dimitry Medvedev, his Russian counterpart.
Both sides have indicated they are ready to start rebuilding US-Russian relations.
But suspicion remains, and Russia has made no secret of its plans to beef up its own military power, in the wake of Nato’s expansion towards the east.
Neave Barker reports from Moscow.
In a far cry from the daily images of Afghanistan, glamorous outfits designed and made in the war-torn country are being showcased in London.
The charity behind the event is hoping to promote up-and-coming Afghan designers and use the proceeds to help educate women in Afghanistan.
Nazanine Moshiri reports from London.
On Monday, Gordon Brown, the British prime minister, made his first visit to the United States since Barack Obama became president.
Brown says he will press Obama on the need for global action on the world economic crisis, ahead of next month’s G20 meeting in London.
Mark Seddon reports.
Increasing unemployment is taking its toll around the world, and is not just affecting those who lose their jobs.
Students coming to the end of their training and education are also facing fewer career opportunities.
Hassan Al-Shohaty in London explains the difficulties in his search for a first job.