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John Kerry: UN climate report should be a ‘wakeup call about global economic opportunity’ for American scientists, entrepreneurs

UN climate report a ‘wakeup’ for entrepreneurs, Kerry says (via AFP) A new UN report tackling greenhouse-gas emissions should serve as a “wakeup call” for entrepreneurs, especially in the energy sector, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. “We’ve already had wakeup call after wakeup call about climate science……

John Kerry urges Putin to stop ‘continuing provocations’ in eastern Ukraine

Kerry urges Ukraine reforms, Russia pullback (via AFP) US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Moscow Sunday to pull back Russian forces to their bases in Crimea in return for constitutional reforms in Ukraine to protect minority rights, a US official said. “The secretary made clear that this crisis can……

Kerry urges American ambassadors to make climate change a priority

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on American ambassadors around the world to make the fight against climate change a top priority ahead of new UN talks next year. In his first department-wide policy guidance statement since taking office……

Kerry tells Putin: You can’t invade another country ‘on a completely trumped up pretext’

WASHINGTON  – Note to Kerry: There was a war in Iraq. For a while. Wry observers noted Sunday that Secretary of State John Kerry made some unintentionally ironic comments when he went on the Sunday TV circuit to protest Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Kerry appeared on Face…

Russia risks losing G8 membership over Crimea: U.S.

US Secretary of State John Kerry bluntly warned Russia on Sunday that it risked losing its place among the prestigious Group of 8 developed nations over its deployment of troops in Crimea. Kerry warned President Vladimir Putin that "he is not going……

John Kerry compares Uganda’s anti-LGBT law to apartheid and Nazi policies

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday compared tough new anti-gay laws enacted in Uganda to anti-Semitic legislation in Nazi Germany or apartheid in South Africa. “You could change the focus of this legislation to black or Jew, Jewish, and you could be in 1930s Germany or you could…

Chinese bloggers press US Secretary of State John Kerry on Internet freedom

Chinese bloggers urged US Secretary of State John Kerry to push for greater freedom online in China during a rare meeting in Beijing Saturday, asking for help to "tear down the great Internet firewall". The US embassy-organised discussion was an opportunity……

Israel unveils 1,800 settler homes after visit from John Kerry

Israel unveiled plans Friday for more than 1,800 new settler homes in a move the Palestinians said was aimed at forcing Washington to abandon its Middle East peace drive. The announcement triggered concerns in Washington and at the United Nations, and came just days after US Secretary of State John…

Russia tells U.S. it will continue backing Syria’s Assad

Russian diplomats told a top visiting US dignitary on Friday that Moscow would continue backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s campaign against rebel forces despite peace talks due later this month. US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s visit came ahead of a crunch meeting in Paris on Monday between her…

John Kerry throws more cold water on Keystone XL pipeline

John Kerry Throws More Cold Water On Keystone XL Pipeline (via Clean Technica) The tubes have been buzzing over a new New York Times report on Secretary of State John Kerry’s aggressive pursuit of a new global climate agreement, which has some clear implications for approval of the controversial Keystone…

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