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”...
By Charlie Spiering | 03/15/14 12:40 PM
Positively Jolly "I think it gives Democrats reason to worry going into November." - Florida Rep. David Jolly after winning a special election Doomed “I think we heard from the Ghost of Christmas Future this week; they’re going to lose the Senate.” - MSNBC's Chris Matthews talks...
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.
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