More John Kerry Articles

  • Kerry outdoes himself in new diplomatic frenzy

    CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — More than a week into what was supposed to be only a five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in a Paris hotel suite contemplating his next moves on multiple crisis fronts. It was Monday morning, and despite an emergency...

  • Kerry: Israeli and Palestinian leaders must 'lead'

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Frustrated by a virtually moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry exhorted leaders on both sides Thursday to "lead" and to do so now to prevent the negotiations from collapsing. In Algeria for strategic security talks after...

  • John Kerry and White House say it's a 'critical time' for Israel peace process

    With peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians stalled again, Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House are exhorting both sides to engage and make the necessary concessions to prevent negotiations from collapsing. Kerry, who has traveled to the Middle East twice in the past 10...

  • Imprisoned spy may be key for Kerry on peace talks

    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...

  • Kerry denounces use of energy as weapon

    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...

  • Palestinians resume bid for further UN recognition

    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...

  • Prospect of Jonathan Pollard release renews debate in defense, intelligence circles

    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.

  • Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks

    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...

  • Climate change hits 'all continents and across the oceans,' UN report says

    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...

  • John Kerry to travel to Mideast on Monday at critical point in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    PARIS (AP) — John Kerry to travel to Mideast on Monday at critical point in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

  • John Kerry in Paris to meeting with Russia on Ukraine

    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.

  • Kerry meets Abbas as peace process founders

    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...

  • Kerry races against deadlines for Mideast peace

    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...

  • Key John Kerry adviser runs State Department's redundant, mission-less 'conflict' bureau, IG says

    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.

  • Obama: Mahmoud Abbas 'consistently renounced violence'

    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...



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