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Nation Feb 26Susan Rice and Samantha Power to attend AIPAC conference
WASHINGTON — In a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White House has decided against snubbing America's leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama's national…
Politics Feb 24Kerry defends Iran negotiations before Congress
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry defended Tuesday the Obama administration's nuclear negotiations with Iran, saying the U.S. policy is to prevent the Iranians from getting atomic weapons.
World Feb 05Kerry travels to Ukraine as U.S. weighs sending arms
KIEV, Ukraine — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ukraine to show support for the embattled government as the Obama administration weighs sending arms to Kiev to help it fight Russian-backed separatists.
World Feb 04U.S., Russia engage in Cold War-like ‘chess match’ over energy
WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration escalates economic sanctions on Russia and weighs military support to Ukraine, it has revved up a less noticed but far broader campaign to wean Central and Eastern Europe off a deep reliance on Russian…
World Jan 11Kerry pushes for rapid expansion of US trade with India
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called for a rapid expansion of U.S.-India trade and commercial ties as he attended an international investment conference ahead of visit by President Barack Obama later this month.
World Jan 09Kerry to meet Iranian FM next week in Geneva
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's foreign minister in Switzerland next week to discuss the current state of nuclear negotiations as a March target date for the outline of a deal approaches, the State Department said…
World Dec 17Cuba releases U.S. prisoner Alan Gross
WASHINGTON — American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.
World Nov 19Kerry meets with Arab mediator ahead of Iran nuclear deadline
LONDON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held an unexpected second meeting in two days with a key Arab mediator in the Iran nuclear talks, part of a last-minute push to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that…
Politics Nov 18U.S. official names Americans killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack
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.
Politics Nov 16State Department shuts down email system after suspected hacker attack
The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack.