04/02/14 04:46 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — In an improbable twist, the fate of an imprisoned American who spied for Israel could now play a big role in rescuing Middle East peace negotiations after a dramatic Palestinian rebuff to Secretary of State John Kerry. With Kerry's efforts in tatters, a three-way deal that...
04/02/14 06:00 AM
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday denounced the use of energy as a weapon, a day after Russia sharply hiked the price for natural gas to Ukraine. Kerry told a meeting of the US-EU Energy Council at European Union headquarters in Brussels that supplies of oil and...
04/01/14 07:16 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — In a surprise move that could derail U.S. peace efforts, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday resumed a campaign for further international recognition of a state of Palestine, despite a previous promise to suspend such efforts during nine months of...
By Susan Crabtree | 04/01/14 09:39 AM
The prospect of releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard has outraged some in the U.S. defense and intelligence community despite a softening of that stance in recent years among prominent lawmakers, former diplomats and other respected leaders.
03/31/14 12:00 PM
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to the Middle East on Monday for a surprise visit aimed at rescuing his Mideast diplomatic efforts, as peace talks approached a critical make-or-break point. Kerry landed in Israel late Monday before heading to Jerusalem for...
By Zack Colman | 03/31/14 10:44 AM
Every continent has been affected by climate change, and the risks of not curbing greenhouse gas emissions that cause it will grow in the coming years, according to a comprehensive United Nations report. The latest iteration of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change expanded on...
03/31/14 07:00 AM
PARIS (AP) — John Kerry to travel to Mideast on Monday at critical point in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
By Associated Press | 03/29/14 03:12 PM
After a week of travel in the Mideast, Secretary of State John Kerry changed course and arrived in Paris Saturday for talks with his Russian counterpart on the Ukraine crisis.
03/26/14 07:45 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a bid to salvage foundering Mideast peace talks that were dealt a new blow when Arab leaders said they never would recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Kerry and Abbas spoke for...
03/25/14 06:16 PM
ROME (AP) — Hoping to salvage foundering Mideast peace negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is interrupting a trip to Europe with President Barack Obama to press Israeli and Palestinian leaders to stick with the talks beyond an April deadline. The meetings come at a critical time...
By Michal Conger | 03/25/14 05:01 PM
A new diplomatic program dedicated to preventing conflicts and run by a key adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry is directionless and unstable, and few in government know what it actually does, an internal watchdog says.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/17/14 01:26 PM
President Obama on Monday praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as someone who “consistently renounced violence” as the two leaders met in the White House to discuss the Mideast peace process. Obama hosted Abbas for talks Monday as the U.S. pushes Israel and the Palestinians toward...
By Associated Press | 03/17/14 09:01 AM
A deadline fast approaching, President Obama is seeking to ease the logjam in elusive Mideast peace talks and keep Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas from walking away, despite few signs that either Palestinians or Israelis are prepared to budge on key sticking points.
By Brian Hughes | 03/16/14 03:03 PM
The White House said Sunday that the U.S. and its allies would not recognize a referendum in Crimea to secede from Ukraine, as early exit polls showed that more than nine in 10 voters there favored joining the Russian Federation. “This referendum is contrary to Ukraine's constitution, and...
By Brian Hughes | 03/16/14 10:31 AM
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Sunday panned Secretary of State John Kerry for explicitly saying the U.S. was not threatening Russian President Vladimir Putin, as the Crimea region holds a referendum on whether to secede from Ukraine. “It's not helpful,” Corker said on “Fox News Sunday”...
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