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Kerry breaks record for miles traveled by secretary of state
by Bradley Klapper - April 6, 2016 - 2:17pm
John Kerry is now the most traveled secretary of state in US history, breaking the record as he arrived in the Middle East kingdom of Bahrain on yesterday.
Kerry urges Kosovo to stick to deals on ethnic Serbs, border
by Bradley Klapper - December 2, 2015 - 5:00pm
US Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a message of support for Kosovo's government yesterday, urging it to stick to agreements that would provide ethnic Serbs greater autonomy and demarcate the young nation's...
Kerry: US trying to speed up efforts to defeat Islamic State
by Bradley Klapper - November 23, 2015 - 6:41am
Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. wants to destroy the Islamic State "rapidly" and is accelerating military, counterterrorism and diplomatic efforts to defeat the extremists.
Kerry cautious before new Iran talks, cites 'important gaps'
by Bradley Klapper - March 15, 2015 - 3:13am
US Secretary of State John Kerry on yesterday delivered a highly cautious assessment ahead of the next round of nuclear talks with Iran, citing "important gaps" in the way of a deal before an end of March deadl...
FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu go too far in US speech?
by Bradley Klapper - March 4, 2015 - 9:22am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran's domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the nuclear deal taking shape with Tehran, while neglecting the role of Congress...
Foreign policy cooperation with Congress has limit: Iran
by Bradley Klapper - January 13, 2015 - 4:03am
President Barack Obama's UN ambassador strongly objected yesterday to any new US sanctions push on Iran, saying the administration wouldn't compromise with the Republican-led Congress.
US weighs cutting aid to Palestinians over court move
by Bradley Klapper - January 6, 2015 - 7:18am
The Obama administration said yesterday it was reviewing its annual $440 million aid package to the Palestinians because of their effort to join the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against...
Woman tops US defense chief shortlist
by Bradley Klapper - November 25, 2014 - 9:55am
Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary...
No date for IS war vote as Congress waits on Obama
by Bradley Klapper - November 20, 2014 - 5:21am
Congressional authorization of the US war against Islamic State extremists has gone nowhere in the two weeks since President Barack Obama vowed to coordinate with lawmakers on a stronger legal basis for military...
Despite demands, Syria no-fly zone a no-go for US
by Bradley Klapper - October 11, 2014 - 1:32pm
The Obama administration is boxed in by its promise to limit U.S. military engagement against Islamic State group extremists, making it tough to agree to Turkey's condition for joining the fight in neighboring ...
US weighs security needs at overseas embassies
by Bradley Klapper - September 9, 2014 - 6:39am
The Obama administration is directing all US diplomatic posts overseas to review security and the State Department says it will give additional help to embassies and consulates in need.
Iraq is not Syria: US Congress on board this time
by Bradley Klapper - August 13, 2014 - 4:00am
Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq.
With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support
by Bradley Klapper - July 30, 2014 - 6:33am
While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, US lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military...
US, China vow to improve security cooperation amid sea disputes
by Bradley Klapper - July 9, 2014 - 11:50am
The United States and China vowed Wednesday to improve their economic and security cooperation, saying they wouldn't let persistent differences over maritime claims, cyberhacking and currency hamper a relationship...
US-China strategic talks get test this week
by Bradley Klapper - July 9, 2014 - 9:31am
The United States and China will spend time over the next couple of days testing whether their annual "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" can produce tough compromises or just serve as a venue to talk about greater...
US-China strategic talks get test this week
by Bradley Klapper - July 8, 2014 - 5:50pm
The United States and China will spend time over the next couple of days testing whether their annual "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" can produce tough compromises or just serve as a venue to talk about greater...
Iran nuke deal doesn't end debate over sanctions
by Bradley Klapper - January 14, 2014 - 7:02am
The weekend deal spelling out how Iran will roll back its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief buttresses the Obama administration's argument Tehran may be prepared for a grand diplomatic compromise averting...
1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday
by Bradley Klapper - December 29, 2013 - 4:48am
More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering...
Obama seeks Syria support from former foe McCain
by Bradley Klapper - September 3, 2013 - 3:11am
President Barack Obama is inviting former foe Sen. John McCain to the White House, hoping one of Congress' most intractable foreign policy hawks will help sell the idea of a US military intervention in Syria to a...
Citing sarin use, US seeks Congress' OK for action
by Bradley Klapper - September 2, 2013 - 5:24am
The Obama administration geared up for the biggest foreign policy vote since the Iraq war by arguing yesterday that new physical evidence shows the Syrian government used sarin gas in a deadly August attack. With...
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