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Russia urges Syria to cooperate on UN chemical arms probe

Russia said on Friday it had told Syria to cooperate with UN experts investigating reports of a deadly chemical weapons attack, and called on rebels to allow access to the area. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told US counterpart John Kerry in a phone call that immediately after the reports first…

Brazil threatens to take claims of U.S. spying to the U.N.

Brazil said Wednesday that it may go to the United Nations over US spying, which it said was not only used to combat terrorism, but also for industrial espionage. “We are not satisfied with the explanations presented” by US Secretary of State John Kerry during a visit Tuesday, Communications Minister…

Brazil tells John Kerry: NSA spying creates mistrust

Brazil warned US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that failure to resolve the row over Washington’s electronic spying could sow mistrust between the countries. Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota told a press conference after talks with Kerry that revelations about the vast US global surveillance network posed a “new…

Secretary of State Kerry makes surprise visit to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Pakistan late on Wednesday on an unannounced visit for talks with the nuclear armed country’s new government on ways to tame insurgents and stabilize neighboring Afghanistan. Kerry will try to put a fresh focus on a relationship severely strained…

Kerry: Peace talks between Israel and Palestine to resume in Washington D.C. within a week

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday that an agreement has been reached between the Israelis and Palestinians for the basis to resume Middle East peace talks. “I’m pleased to announce that we’ve reached an agreement that establishes a basis for resuming final status negotiations between the Palestinians…

Kerry in final push to get Mideast peace bid on track

US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday met with chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat in a final push to get a peace bid back on track before heading home. The meeting comes after the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah rejected Kerry’s proposals for a framework to guide the relaunch of peace…

Man with pellet gun arrested outside of John Kerry’s Boston home

Boston police arrested a man seen photographing the home of US Secretary of State John Kerry, and in possession of a pellet gun in his car. The man was seen taking a picture of a window in Kerry’s home by the diplomatic security guard for the top US diplomat, spokesman…

John Kerry lends support to closed-door negotiations over protecting waters around Antarctica

The guardians of Antarctica’s marine wealth gather in Germany on Sunday for a fresh round of talks on creating the world’s largest ocean sanctuary. Two plans of unprecedented scope are on the table, aimed at protecting vast, pristine waters and 16,000 species from human predation. But whether one scheme, both…

U.S. and China agree to expand efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

America and China agreed on Wednesday to work together to develop cleaner trucks, expanding joint efforts against climate change by the two greatest emitters and raising prospects for a global climate deal.. The new initiatives announced in Washington on Wednesday would see China and America extend their climate co-operation to…

Secretary of State Kerry’s wife may have suffered seizure

The wife of US Secretary of State John Kerry remained in hospital Monday for further tests after suffering what may have been a seizure, a source close to the family said. Teresa Heinz Kerry, 74, spent the night in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where she was flown late Sunday…

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