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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…

John Kerry throws more cold water on Keystone XL Pipeline

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 XL tar sands oil pipeline…  …

John Kerry hopes Iran nuclear talks will resume in ‘next few days’

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday nuclear talks between world powers and Iran were expected to resume soon, after Tehran said it was quitting the negotiations. “We’re making progress, but I think we’re at a point in those talks where folks feel a need to consult, take a…

John Kerry flies to Geneva to try to seal Iran nuclear deal

Final few sticking points believed to be dwindling as officials note ‘a strong will to find common ground’ John Kerry and William Hague were due to arrive in Geneva on Saturday morning to join other foreign ministers in negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme. The Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov arrived…

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