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World Aug 01U.S. joint chiefs chairman visits Turkey with anti-coup message
WASHINGTON — The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff is visiting Turkey to address U.S. troops and meet senior Turkish military officials. It's the most senior visit by an American official since last month's failed coup attempt.
World Jul 07Kerry pledges American support to Ukraine
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday pledged sustained American support to Ukraine and offered assurances that the United States stands by the former Soviet republic in its territorial disputes with Russia.
World Jul 06Kerry visits Georgia, Ukraine to show solidarity
TBILISI, Georgia — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Georgia and Ukraine to reassure the former Soviet republics of America's commitment to their security amid unease over Russia's intentions.
World Jun 16Kerry tours Arctic Circle to see climate change impact
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday visited Norway's extreme north, viewing areas where climate change has melted ice and opened new sea lanes.
World May 17World and regional powers set immediate, modest Syria goals
VIENNA — Seeking to salvage and reinforce a shaky truce, world and regional powers agreed Tuesday to try to turn the faltering pause in fighting into a comprehensive cease-fire and boost humanitarian aid deliveries with the hope of restarting peace…
World May 16U.S., other powers want to arm Libyan government
VIENNA — In a move fraught with risk, the United States and other world powers said Monday they would supply Libya's internationally recognized government with weapons to counter the Islamic State and other militant groups gaining footholds in the chaos-wracked…
World May 15Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Syria, Libya, Yemen
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen, ahead of international meetings this coming week in Europe on those crises.
Nation May 04U.S. officials: Deal reached to extend Syria truce to Aleppo
WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia have persuaded Syria's government and moderate rebels to extend the country's fragile truce to the northern city of Aleppo, although sporadic clashes continue, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Politics May 02Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria, holds talks in Geneva
GENEVA -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said "several proposals" aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria are being discussed, amid continuing attacks in the city of Aleppo.
World Mar 31Officials: U.S. considers easing ban on dollars to help Iran
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is considering easing financial restrictions that prohibit U.S. dollars from being used in transactions with Iran, U.S. officials said. Angry lawmakers countered that Tehran would be getting more than it deserves from last year's nuclear…