John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arriving at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

Kerry seeks to soothe Israeli security concerns

JERUSALEM (AP) — Looking to soothe irritated relations with Israel, America’s top diplomat on Thursday pledged to support the Jewish state’s security throughout separate negotiations with Iran and the Palestinians — including Israel’s demand that […]

12/05/2013

In this Nov. 26, 2013, photo, computer screens display a map showing the outline of China's new air defense zone in the East China on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Defense, in Beijing. While the Obama administration is making diplomatic progress on some of the Mideast’s thorniest security issues, problems are piling up in Asia, a region that President Barack Obama had wanted to play a bigger part in American foreign policy. Despite efforts to forge deeper ties with China to make East Asia more stable, Beijing’s declaration of a maritime air defense zone has escalated its territorial dispute with U.S. ally Japan. The U.S. responded by flying B-52 bombers through the zone on a training mission Tuesday without informing Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Problems pile up in Asia for US policymakers

WASHINGTON (AP) – While the Obama administration is making diplomatic progress on some of the Mideast’s thorniest security issues, problems are piling up in Asia, a region that President Barack Obama had wanted to play […]

11/27/2013

John Kerry

Iran nuclear deal reached

GENEVA (AP) – A deal has been reached between six world powers and Iran that calls on Tehran to limit its nuclear activities in return for sanctions relief, the French and Iranian foreign ministers said […]

11/23/2013

In key shift, US oil production tops net imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first month in nearly two decades, the U.S. in October extracted more oil from the ground than it imported overseas. It’s an important milestone for a nation seeking desperately to […]

11/13/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry, left, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her husband Dr. Edwin Schlossberg, right, drink sake during a toast at a reception in Kennedy's honor at the Japanese Ambassador's residence in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Caroline Kennedy sworn in as ambassador to Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caroline Kennedy, the new U.S. ambassador to Japan and daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy, leaves for Japan on Thursday to begin her work to strengthen the critical bond between the […]

11/12/2013

Catherine Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, second from left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, arrive at a press conference at the end of the Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The European Union's top diplomat and Iran's foreign minister said nuclear talks between six world powers and Tehran did not seal a deal. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

Wary Congress eyes fresh sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary of Iran’s nuclear intentions, senators are predicting a bipartisan push for fresh penalties and increased leverage against Tehran despite administration opposition, and waiting to hear directly from Secretary of State John […]

11/10/2013

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Typhoon slams Philippines; high death toll feared

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — The central Philippine city of Tacloban was in ruins Saturday, a day after being ravaged by one of the strongest typhoons on record, as horrified residents spoke of storm surges as […]

11/09/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks to his plane after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.(AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

Israeli PM ‘utterly rejects’ emerging Iran deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he “utterly rejects” the emerging nuclear deal between western powers and Iran, calling it a “bad deal” and promising that Israel will do everything […]

11/08/2013

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius arrives for the second day of closed-door nuclear talks at the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Martial Trezzini, Pool)

World’s top diplomats join Iran nuclear talks

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Friday of significant differences between Iran and six world powers trying to fashion a nuclear agreement, as he and three European foreign ministers added their […]

11/08/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry buys pastries from Cafe Baguette during a walking tour of central Warsaw, Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013.  Kerry is vowing that a review into NSA surveillance activities will ultimately result in the "right" balance between security and privacy and says outrage over alleged espionage and eavesdropping should not disrupt key trade talks between Europe and the United States.  (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

Kerry: US will get surveillance right

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing that a review into NSA surveillance activities will ultimately result in the “right” balance between security and privacy and says outrage over alleged […]

11/05/2013

Opposition Greens lawmaker Hans-Christian Stroebele,  shows  a letter  to the media,  he claims  he received from  Edward Snowden, prior to a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Snowden seeks the world’s help against US charges

BERLIN (AP) — Edward Snowden is calling for international help to persuade the U.S. to drop its espionage charges against him, according to a letter a German lawmaker released Friday after meeting the American in […]

11/01/2013

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 file photo, Palestinian construction laborers work on a new housing development in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, near Jerusalem. Israel on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, announced plans to build 1,500 new homes in east Jerusalem, the part of the city claimed by the Palestinians, just hours after it freed a group of Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal to set peace talks in motion. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)

Israel plans more than 1,500 new settlement homes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced plans Wednesday to build more than 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, dealing a setback to newly relaunched peace efforts hours after it had […]

10/30/2013

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