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World Oct 04Kerry says U.S. not abandoning peace efforts in Syria
BRUSSELS — The United States won't abandon its pursuit of peace in Syria after suspending direct U.S.-Russian talks on a cease-fire, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, even as he announced no new strategy to replace diplomatic efforts…
World Sep 22US, Russia attack each other over Syria conflict during UN
After a fractious meeting of the council on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov were set to duel again at a gathering of foreign ministers from the roughly 20 nations that have interests in…
World Sep 19U.S. says it’s willing to extend Syria truce despite violations
The United States said it is prepared to extend the window for Syria's fractured week-old cease-fire despite numerous violations and the Syrian military's announcement that the truce is over.
World Sep 18U.S., Japan, South Korea condemn nuclear test by North Korea
The United States, Japan and South Korea are roundly condemning North Korea's recent nuclear test and calling for tough new measures to further isolate the communist state.
World Sep 14U.S., Israel sign $38 billion military aid deal over 10 years
The aid totals $3.8 billion a year — up from $3.1 billion the U.S. gave Israel annually under the current 10-year deal that expires in 2018.
World Sep 13A look at some of the details of the confidential Syria cease-fire deal
The new Syria cease-fire is rich in detail on the mechanics of ending violence in Aleppo. Officials familiar with the document outline a highly technical series of requirements for both Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and opposition forces.
World Aug 28Kerry heads to Bangladesh, India amid South Asian tensions
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's stops in Bangladesh and India come amid increasing concerns about terrorism in both South Asian nations.
World Aug 26Kerry: ‘Clarity’ achieved with Russia on Syria truce steps
GENEVA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov "have achieved clarity" on a path to restore a truce in Syria but details remain to be worked out.
World Aug 25U.S. pursues Syria cooperation with Russia amid new volatility
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is launching a fresh bid to enlist Russia as a partner in Syria despite more than a month of dashed hopes as the situation on the ground becomes more volatile and uncertain with the introduction…
Politics Aug 15State Department wants to review FBI notes on Clinton email ahead of Congress
State spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau says her department wants the FBI to keep it apprised of any documents provided to Congress that contain sensitive information.