BASEL, Switzerland — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Russia could rebuild its relations with the West “if it simply helps to calm turbulent waters” on its border with eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow separatists are fighting with Kiev forces.
BRUSSELS — A global fight against Islamic State militants will likely take years to fully succeed, but nations are prepared to engage “for as long as it takes” to defeat the bloody insurgency, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. Continue reading
Monday was the deadline for a nuclear agreement with Iran, but instead of a deal there was a new extension. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised the progress so far, but some leading Republican senators issued a joint statement on increasing sanctions. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports potential challenges ahead. Continue reading
With the deadline for a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program just days away, talks are on between U.S and Iranian negotiators in Vienna. How likely is it that they can bridge the gap between their demands by Monday? Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Sanger of The New York Times. Continue reading
In the deadliest attack in Jerusalem since 2008, two Palestinian men burst into a synagogue, shooting and hacking victims with meat cleavers. Four people were murdered in the attack and a police officer later died after being wounded. Judy Woodruff reports on the aftermath. Continue reading
LONDON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry angrily condemned Tuesday’s deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue and demanded that the Palestinian leadership take immediate steps to end incitement to violence as Israeli-Palestinian tensions soared. Continue reading
JAKARTA, Indonesia — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to “valiant” Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be “irresponsible” and “morally very difficult” not to support them.
World leaders and the United Nations spotlighted the problem of violence against women around the world during the U.N.’s third International Day of the Girl on Saturday. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — With a late-November deadline approaching, America’s top diplomat is plunging back into Iranian nuclear talks with one eye on his adversary and the other on developments at home, as pressure rises in Washington for a deal ensuring the Islamic republic cannot become a nuclear state. Continue reading