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Kerry seeks to calm South China Sea tensions

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(Naypyitaw)- Already scrambling to confront multiple simultaneous international crises, the Obama administration stepped up efforts Saturday to avert another, as US Secretary of State John Kerry called on China and its smaller neighbours…

Kerry brokers a deal to recount all Afghan votes

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(Kabul) - After nearly 12 hours of often tense negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Afghanistan would audit all eight million votes cast in a runoff presidential election last month as part of a deal to end a tense…

Kerry in Kabul on key mission

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(Kabul) - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on a key mission to try to quell tensions over disputed presidential polls, which have triggered fears of violence and ethnic unrest. Kerry, who landed on a pre-dawn, unannounced…

Kerry meets Maliki as Iraq loses control of borders

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(Baghdad) - US Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraq’s prime minister in Baghdad to push for a more inclusive government, even as Baghdad’s forces abandoned the border with Jordan, leaving the entire Western frontier outside government…

Kerry weighs options on Middle East talks

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(Rabat) - US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he would "evaluate" the next steps in the Middle East peace process with President Barack Obama, warning there are "limits" to Washington's time. "This is not open-ended," Kerry told a…

Kerry in constructive Paris talks with Abbas

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(Ramallah) - US Secretary of State John Kerry held “constructive” talks in Paris with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas meeting twice in less than 24 hours as they seek to hammer out a peace deal, a US official said. The two men met…

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Meets Kerry

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces received at Al Mina Palace visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his accompanying…

Kerry meets Chinese President Xi

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(Beijing) - US Secretary of State John Kerry met Chinese President Xi Jinping, as Washington’s security allies Tokyo and Manila fret over China’s far-reaching territorial claims. Kerry started his Valentine’s Day visit with discussions…

Kerry to Visit France, Kuwait for Syria Talks

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US Secretary of State John Kerry is hitting the road again this weekend for discussions about the war in Syria in France and Kuwait, just two weeks before peace talks are due to get underway. In his 22nd trip since becoming secretary of…

Kerry in Israel to push New Mideast Peace

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(Jerusalem) - US Secretary of State John Kerry met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he pushed a framework for Middle East peace talks, amid growing tension with the Palestinians. The two met in Jerusalem, launching what is expected…

Iran quits Nuclear talks

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(Tehran) - Iran has quit nuclear talks with the major powers, accusing Washington of going against the spirit of a landmark agreement reached last month. US Secretary of State John Kerry and a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine…

Israel-Palestine Closest to Peace: Kerry

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(Tel Aviv) - US Secretary of State holds marathon talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials to drive the peace negotiations forward. Israel and the Palestinians are closer to a peace deal than they have been in years, US Secretary of…

Iran Nuclear Talks near Pivotal Stage

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(Geneva) - Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers were converging to lend their weight to the Iran nuclear talks after envoys reported progress in marathon negotiations to curb the Iranian program in return…

US-Afghanistan Agree on Post-2014 Troop Deal

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US Secretary of State John Kerry said he had nailed down the terms of a key security pact to govern the presence of US troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014. The hard-won agreement was announced just hours before Afghan leaders were to debate…