John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, second from right, along with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, right, addresses the start of the Australia-US Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) talks at Admiralty House in Sydney, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Himbrechts, Pool)

US urges speedy formation of new Iraq government

  SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Iraq’s new leaders on Tuesday to work quickly to form an inclusive government and said the U.S. is prepared to offer significant additional aid […]

08/12/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday between Israel and Hamas, in New Delhi, India, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. During the 72-hour cease-fire, there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)

Kerry condemns ‘outrageous’ Gaza truce violations

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday condemned violations of the internationally-brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and said the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier would be a “barbaric” action. Secretary of […]

08/01/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the opening of the Presidential Summit for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials were fuming Monday over a torrent of Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In unusually harsh […]

07/28/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, right, at a hotel where closed-door nuclear talks take place in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Kerry meets separately with Steinmeier to discuss a spiraling espionage dispute between the close NATO partners. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat

VIENNA (AP) — The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they’ve […]

07/13/2014

In this Tuesday, May 13, 2014 file photo, signs reading "Toxic" are seen on the containers carrying Syria's dangerous chemical weapons aboard the Danish cargo ship, Ark Futura, transporting the chemical weapons out of the strife-torn country, in Cyprus coastal waters. Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons director general Ahmet Uzumcu said Monday, June 23, 2014, the final shipment of stockpiled chemical weapons has been loaded onto Danish and Norwegian ships for transportation out of Syria. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)

Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Syria on Monday handed over to Western governments the last of the chemical weapons stockpile that it has acknowledged having, although doubts remain about whether all toxic weapons have truly been […]

06/23/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks with Sayyed Amar Al-Hakim, head of Supreme Islamic Council, during a meeting in Baghdad, Monday, June 23, 2014.  (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

Kerry urges political reform in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged Iraq’s top Shiite leaders to give more government power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and […]

06/23/2014

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Bob Costantini: John Kerry confronts threat of new war in Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad today where he is urging the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency gobbles up more territory. Phil and Penny spoke […]

06/23/2014

US actress Angelina Jolie Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, accompanied by her partner and US actor Brad Pitt arrive at the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London, Friday, June 13, 2014. The Summit welcomes governments from over 100 countries, over 900 experts, NGOs, Faith leaders, and representatives from international organizations across the world. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

UK sexual violence summit ends on hopeful note

LONDON (AP) — A conference focusing on rape in conflict zones ended on an upbeat note Friday, with hundreds of participants from Somalia to Kosovo encouraged by an outpouring of international support. U.S. Secretary of […]

06/13/2014

In this image taken from video provided by NBC News on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, right, speaks to NBC News anchor Brian Williams, left, during an NBC Exclusive interview. Snowden told Williams that he worked undercover and overseas for the CIA and the NSA. (AP Photo/NBC News)

Kerry to Snowden: ‘Man up’ and come home (Video)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden a fugitive and challenged him to “man up and come back to the United States.” Snowden says in […]

05/29/2014

FILE - This Thursday, June 6, 2013, file photo, shows a sign outside the National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Kerry tells Snowden to ‘man up’ and come home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden a fugitive and challenged him to “man up and come back to the United States.” Kerry was asked […]

05/28/2014

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