John Kerry

President Barack Obama speaks about the ongoing situation in Ukraine in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama warns Russia of ‘costs’ in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Delivering a blunt warning to Moscow, President Barack Obama expressed deep concern Friday over reported military activity inside Ukraine by Russia and warned “there will be costs” for any intervention. He did […]

02/28/2014

Pro-Russia protesters shout slogans during a small demonstration in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Feb. 26, 2014. President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered massive exercises involving most military units in western Russia amid tensions in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

US warns Russia on Ukraine, nudges Georgia to West

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Wednesday warned Russia against a military intervention in Ukraine as it renewed demands that Moscow withdraw troops from disputed enclaves in another former Soviet republic, Georgia. The U.S. […]

02/26/2014

Actor Ben Affleck, left, US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa Russ Feingold, center, and Secretary of State John Kerry make statements to reporters ahead of their meeting regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo, Feb. 26, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Affleck casts spotlight on situation in Congo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Academy award-winner Ben Affleck understands that celebrity is a double-edged sword, helping him draw attention to the strife and suffering in the Congo while attracting skeptics dismissive of Hollywood stars and causes. […]

02/26/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry takes a selfie with a group of students before delivering a speech on climate change on in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Kerry’s Indonesian selfie

Secretary of State John Kerry takes a selfie with a group of students before delivering a speech on climate change on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Climate change may be the world’s “most […]

02/20/2014

In this Nov. 10, 2013, photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, is greeted by United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, right, and Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, left, at the Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool, File)

Diplomacy a contact sport in Kerry’s first year

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Kerry has spent nearly half of his first year as secretary of state jumping on and off airplanes and diving headlong into some of the world’s most difficult problems. Since taking […]

02/04/2014

General view of the Dome of the Rock Mosque and the city of Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

Analysis: Israel, Palestinians face hard choices

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the region Thursday, the American message to the Israeli and Palestinian leaders is clear: It’s time to start making hard decisions. […]

01/01/2014

Dec. 8, 2013: Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, during the India Studies Stony Brook University fund raiser event at Long Island, New York. (AP Photo/Mohammed Jaffer)

India diplomat in US is transferred to UN mission

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Indian diplomat who was strip-searched after her arrest in New York City on visa charges has been transferred to India’s mission to the United Nations, her lawyer and a former […]

12/18/2013

This undated handout photo provided by the family of Robert Levinson after they received it in April 2011, shows retired-FBI agent Robert Levinson.  (AP Photo/Levinson Family)

US faces new pressure over missing CIA contractor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration faced intensified pressure Friday to find former CIA contractor Robert Levinson — both from lawmakers and the Levinson family — nearly seven years after he disappeared in Iran during […]

12/13/2013

Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, some of the holiest sites for for Jews and Muslims, are covered in snow in Jerusalem, Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Rare storm leaves Jerusalem snowed in

JERUSALEM (AP) — A powerful winter storm left Jerusalem covered in snow on Friday, forcing police to block access to and from the city as a cold snap drove some Israelis to seek to seek […]

12/13/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry, Dec. 10, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Kerry back to Mideast to push peace talks

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Continuing a furious pace of shuttle diplomacy aimed at securing an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by spring, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Middle East on Thursday […]

12/12/2013

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Congress raises questions about secret Iran talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are raising questions about the secret U.S. diplomacy with Iran that led to last month’s nuclear breakthrough, demanding greater transparency and expressing disappointment at being left in the dark. The Associated […]

12/11/2013

Ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, center, arrives at the reception honoring the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors honorees, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Billy Joel, 4 others receive Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Piano Man” who became one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time with such hits as “Just the Way You Are,” ”Uptown Girl” and “Allentown” was awarded the nation’s highest […]

12/08/2013

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