John Kerry

In this undated photo provided by the Chicago White Sox, outfielder Mark Gilbert poses at Comiskey Park in Chicago. (AP Photo/Chicago White Sox)

Former MLB-er on deck to become a US ambassador

Mark Gilbert batted leadoff in the same lineup with future Hall of Famers Tom Seaver and Carlton Fisk, tracked down a flyball lofted by Eddie Murray and hit a key single off Orel Hershiser. Now […]

10/30/2013

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NSA spying threatens to hamper US foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State John Kerry went to Europe to talk about Mideast peace, Syria and Iran. What he got was an earful of outrage over U.S. snooping abroad. President Barack Obama has […]

10/26/2013

President Barack Obama meets with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama, Pakistani vow cooperation as tensions ease

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to improve a rocky relationship, President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday pledged cooperation on the security issues that have strained ties between their nations. But the […]

10/23/2013

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Partial Afghan security deal reached, Kerry says

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday said a partial agreement was reached with Afghanistan on a security accord, but the potentially deal-breaking issue of jurisdiction for American forces remains […]

10/12/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looks out the window en route to the ISAF headquarters after arriving on an unannounced visit in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

Kerry in Afghanistan for urgent security talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began urgent talks Friday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai as an end-of-October deadline loomed for a security deal that would allow American troops to remain […]

10/11/2013

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan, left, gives a press conference after being rescued from gunmen who snatched him from his hotel early Thursday and held him for several hours, in Tripoli Libya, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.  (AP Photo)

Libya premier briefly abducted in sign of chaos

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was abducted by gunmen who snatched him from his hotel and held him for several hours Thursday in apparent retaliation for a U.S. special forces raid […]

10/10/2013

President Barack Obama pauses as he talks about the the budget and the partial government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in the Brady Press Room of the White House in Washington. The president said he told House Speaker John Boehner he's willing to negotiate with Republicans on their priorities, but not under the threat of "economic chaos."  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

For Obama, little to say that hasn’t been said

WASHINGTON (AP) — His Asia trip was scrapped, most of his staff has been furloughed and he’s refused to hold negotiations with House Republicans. So on Tuesday, President Barack Obama was looking for something to […]

10/08/2013

This image from the FBI website shows Anas al-Libi. (AP Photo/FBI)

Target of SEAL raid planned attacks in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The man U.S. Navy SEALs tried to take down in Somalia over the weekend was a Kenyan who had plotted to attack his country’s parliament building and the United Nations headquarters […]

10/07/2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping, foreground right, bows as he inspects a guard of honor during a welcoming ceremony at Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Obama’s no-show in Asia a boost for China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap his Asia trip is a setback for his much-advertised pledge to shift the focus of foreign policy to the Pacific and a boost for China’s attempt […]

10/04/2013

FILE - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference in midtown Manhattan, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in New York. For years, Iran has been an archenemy of the United States. Now, with alliances blurred in the Mideast, the two countries are talking about how to stop an offensive in Iraq by al-Qaida-inspired insurgents. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US, Iran leaders talk for first time since 1979

WASHINGTON (AP) – Breaking a third-of-a-century diplomatic freeze, President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone on Friday and, in a historic shift from years of unwavering animosity, agreed to work […]

09/27/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

At UN, Obama welcomes signs of Iranian moderation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the new Iranian government’s pursuit of a “more moderate course,” saying it should offer the basis for a breakthrough on Iran’s nuclear impasse with the […]

09/24/2013

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, center, arrives for a news conference during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

EU says Iran and 6 key nations will hold nuclear talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s new foreign minister will join talks with six key nations trying to rein in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program later this week at the United Nations, the European Union’s foreign […]

09/23/2013

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