By Brian Hughes | 03/14/14 01:34 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the U.S. would impose sanctions over a planned referendum in the Crimean region to secede from Ukraine, conceding that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not change his position before Sunday's vote. “If the referendum takes place there will...
By Charlie Spiering | 03/14/14 12:55 PM
Speaking to reporters in London on Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States is concerned about state-sponsored "hooliganism" by young Russians in Ukraine.
By Susan Crabtree | 03/14/14 09:02 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in London Friday in a last-minute attempt to resolve the crisis in Ukraine's Crimea region.
By Associated Press | 03/14/14 07:23 AM
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to London on Friday to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in a last-minute bid to stave off a new chapter in the East-West crisis over Ukraine.
By Susan Crabtree | 03/13/14 01:11 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance. Kerry will travel to London for a Friday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov...
By Susan Crabtree and Meghashyam Mali | 03/12/14 02:43 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to London to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Friday to try to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine before a planned vote on a referendum in its Crimea region on Sunday. “President Obama has asked me to leave tomorrow evening and fly...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/10/14 02:38 PM
The State Department on Monday said it was “still awaiting” a Russian response to the Obama administration's demands that it withdraw troops from Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and stop promoting a referendum on seceding in the territory.
03/09/14 12:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Politicians poked fun at adversaries and themselves Saturday night at the annual Gridiron dinner, a gathering of journalists and public figures. Conservative Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joked about his clashes with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Cruz, not known...
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:55 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist are the headliners at this weekend's Gridiron dinner, a 129-year-old event that features political leaders and journalists poking fun at each other.
By Paul Bedard | 03/08/14 02:15 PM
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has been hurt by slumping polls and the Russia crisis. "Bottom line this week is that President Obama lost a little ground in the polls, so his grade will stay the same as last week. Not good. “He opened...
03/07/14 06:01 AM
AQABA, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Kerry is in Jordan to meet with its king about Mideast peace. Kerry is hoping to broker a peace plan between Israel and Palestine authorities, and wants to present a framework for an agreement by the end of April. A major part of his proposal...
By Jed Babbin | 03/06/14 12:18 PM
Almost lost in the avalanche of news about Russia's aggression in the Ukraine is that from President Obama's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday. But that meeting may prove to have been more important.
03/04/14 08:15 PM
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 promised beseeching crowds that American aid is on the way. Kerry met in...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/04/14 01:23 PM
With Russia resolute on defending its right to takeover Ukraine's Crimean region, all eyes are on President Obama as he struggles to build a united response with western allies. Russian President Vladimir Putin in a rambling one-hour press conference early Tuesday appeared defiant, called the...
By Charlie Spiering | 03/04/14 12:08 PM
Speaking to reporters in Kiev, Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for moving military forces into Ukraine, but specifically said the U.S. was not seeking confrontation. "President Obama and I want to make it clear to Russia and to everybody in the world...
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