Kerry

John Kerry (c), US Secretary of State, poses for a picture with US Marines at the US Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)

Kerry praises plans for ‘safe’ Afghan elections

KABUL (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a show of unity Monday, shortly after the U.S. military ceded control of its last detention facility in Afghanistan, ending a longstanding irritant in relations between the two countries.

03/25/2013

John Kerry (AP Photo)

Kerry: US confident in arms-vetting for Syrians

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration is confident that weapons being supplied to Syrian rebels by U.S. allies are going to moderates and not in great numbers to extremists.

03/05/2013

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Kerry’s portfolio could grow with Heinz deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry’s family financial portfolio could grow by hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result of the $23 billion mega-deal involving ketchup and food producer H.J. Heinz Co.

02/14/2013

John Kerry

Kerry has ‘big heels to fill’ at State Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Secretary of State John Kerry reported for duty Monday, acknowledging that as Hillary Rodham Clinton’s successor he has “big heels to fill” and promising to protect U.S. foreign service workers from terrorist attacks overseas.

02/04/2013

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In Senate farewell, Kerry speaks of need to listen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State-designate John Kerry is saying farewell to the Senate. The five-term Massachusetts Democrat was emotional at times during a speech on the Senate floor as he discussed the importance of listening and of cooperation.

01/30/2013

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Senate panel approves Kerry nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday swiftly and unanimously approved President Barack Obama’s choice of Sen. John Kerry to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.

01/29/2013

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Kerry: Climate change a ‘life-threatening issue’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling global climate change a “life-threatening issue,” Secretary of State nominee John Kerry said the US must play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.

01/24/2013

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Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Sen. John Kerry as his next secretary of state, elevating the longtime lawmaker and foreign policy expert to the top diplomatic job he had coveted.

12/21/2012

John Kerry (AP Photo)

On foreign policy, Kerry is Obama’s good soldier

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry stands tall as President Barack Obama’s good soldier. The Massachusetts Democrat has flown to Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times to tamp down touchy diplomatic disputes.

12/16/2012

Kerry speech a possible tryout for job at State

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. John Kerry’s speech to the Democratic National Convention Thursday night is an audition of sorts for secretary of state if President Barack Obama is re-elected. The current job-holder, Hillary Rodham Clinton, […]

09/06/2012

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