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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…

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…

Sheikh Abdullah Hails UAE-US Relations

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of UAE, has said that relations between the UAE and the United States are "at their best", and that the current visit to Abu Dhabi by the US Secretary of State, John…

World Powers Hope Deal on Iran Nuke Talks

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(Switzerland) - US Secretary of State, John Kerry and EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton are preparing for another day of nuclear negotiations with Iran. They hope to narrow gaps in search of a deal that would offer Iran sanctions…

Kerry to Hold Trilateral Meeting with Iran FM, Ashton

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(Ben Gurion Airport) - US Secretary of State, John Kerry will hold three-way talks with Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif and the EU's Catherine Ashton as they push for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme. "In an effort to help narrow the differences…

Progress on US-Afghan Deal Continues

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(Kabul) - President Hamid Karzai and US Secretary of State John Kerry held a second day of talks in Kabul, after making progress over a long-delayed deal on the future of US forces in Afghanistan.“We will try to see if we can make a little…

Kerry Warns on Foreign Policy Impact of US Shut Down

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(Indonesia) - US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned that any prolonged shutdown of the government could affect the US internationally. Speaking at the Apec forum in Indonesia, he said any impact was "momentary" and Washington's commitment…

Hopes High for US-Iran Historic Nuclear Talks

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(New York) - With the eyes of the world upon them, the United States and Iran are going to have one of their highest-level meetings since the 1979 revolution as their foreign ministers join talks on Tehran’s suspect nuclear program. While…