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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……

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warns of climate change ‘catastrophe’

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned that failing to act immediately and decisively on climate change will have "catastrophic" and wide-ranging consequences. The top US diplomat was reacting to a UN expert panel report that said Monday soaring……

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……

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…

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…

U.S. and China announce cybersecurity collaboration amid hacking dispute

China and the US, which are embroiled in a bitter dispute over hacking, have agreed to set up a cybersecurity working group, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. “All of us, every nation, has an interest in protecting its people, protecting its rights, protecting its infrastructure,” he…

Senate panel approves John Brennan as next CIA director

The US Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday gave its approval for John Brennan to be the next director of the CIA, setting up a full confirmation vote as early as this week. Senators in a closed-door hearing voted 12-3 to approve Brennan, putting him on track to be President Barack…

John Kerry hints at more aid for Syria rebels

More Western assistance for Syria’s rebels is in the works, according to Secretary of State John Kerry and the leaders he is meeting with at the outset of his nine-country trip through Europe and the Middle East. The crucial question for Syria’s opposition forces is whether that stepped-up aid…  …

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