John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry departs after speaking to reporters about the Ukraine crisis following his meetings with other foreign ministers  in Paris, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo / Kevin Lamarque, pool)

Efforts fail for Russia-Ukraine diplomatic talks

PARIS (AP) — Western diplomats couldn’t bring together the Russian and Ukraine foreign ministers for a meeting Wednesday in Paris. The hope was that such a meeting could have helped start resolving the crisis in […]

03/05/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Shrine of the Fallen in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The Shrine of the Fallen, located on Institutska Street, honors the fallen Heroes of the "Heavenly Sotnya" (Hundred). Over the course of the EuroMaidan protests, almost 100 protesters were killed by police. AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)

In Kiev, Kerry visits protest sites, promises aid

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine’s new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where more than 80 anti-government protesters were killed last month, and […]

03/04/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Shrine of the Fallen in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The Shrine of the Fallen, located on Institutska Street, honors the fallen Heroes of the "Heavenly Sotnya" (Hundred). Over the course of the EuroMaidan protests, almost 100 protesters were killed by police. AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)

US prepares $1B aid package for troubled Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine’s new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where nearly 100 anti-government protesters were gunned down by police last […]

03/04/2014

Pro-Kremlin demonstrators dressed in WWII army uniforms and carrying replicas of Soviet Army WWII banners reading, Ukrainian Front, march in central Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 2, 2014 to express support for the latest developments in Russian-Ukrainian relations. Banners are those of units that were liberating Ukraine from Nazi occupation during WWII. (AP Photo)

World scrambles as Russia tightens grip on Crimea

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Warning that it was “on the brink of disaster,” Ukraine put its military on high alert Sunday and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of […]

03/02/2014

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

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