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Ukraine crisis: US urges restraint and warns it is ‘watching Russia’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe US has called for all sides to “step back and avoid any kind of provocations” amid heightened tensions in Ukraine’s Crimea region. Secretary of State John Kerry said he had spoken to his Russian counterpart who promised to respect Ukraine’s “territorial …Russian moves raise stakes in Ukraine conflictTimes of IndiaTroop buildup near Ukraine […]

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Israel Cut Land Offer by Half, Palestinian Ex-Negotiator Says – Businessweek

BusinessweekIsrael told the Palestinians it’s willing to withdraw from only 40 percent of the West Bank, a Palestinian official close to the peace talks said, indicating how far U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is from delivering an accord. Mohammad Shtayyeh, who …Palestinian Man Found Dead After Standoff With Israeli ForcesNew York TimesIsraeli forces use […]

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Russia says US proposing cooperation with Moscow over Ukraine – Reuters

ReutersMOSCOW Feb 27 (Reuters) – Russia said that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry proposed cooperation with Moscow to resolve the Ukraine crisis during a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday. Lavrov underscored the need …Maybe Putin isn’t the chess grand masterMSNBCUS warns Russia ‘this is not Rocky IV’ as Putin puts […]

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Kerry: Russia Enabling Syria’s Pursuit of Military Path – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Syrian government is trying to win a military victory over the opposition, and that Russia is enabling President Bashar al-Assad on that path. Speaking Monday in Jakarta, Kerry said Syria’s strategy is evident in its …Kerry appeals for political solution in SyriaXinhuaSyrian Opposition Appoints New […]

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Kerry Criticizes Russia for Enabling Syrian Regime – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalJAKARTA—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia on Monday of enabling the Syrian regime’s stepped-up military campaign by providing President Bashar al-Assad with more arms, undercutting efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict.Kerry accuses Assad of stonewalling in peace talksFox NewsUS accuses Assad regime of stonewalling in Syria peace talksWashington […]

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John Kerry: Climate change as big a threat as terrorism, poverty, WMDs – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Saying that climate change ranks among the world’s most serious problems — such as disease outbreaks, poverty, terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on all nations to respond to …John Kerry: climate change a ‘weapon of mass destruction’Sydney Morning HeraldJohn Kerry mocks […]

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Kerry Burnishes His Green Badge in Asia Ahead of Keystone Call – Businessweek

BusinessweekU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will highlight the impact of global warming on Asian nations in a speech today in the world’s largest exporter of coal for power plants, seeking to burnish his credentials as a climate champion before deciding on the proposed …Kerry, in Indonesia, presses climate change action after sealing cooperation …Fox […]

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China to Further Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBEIJING—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he received firm commitments from Chinese leaders to take additional steps to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program. Mr. Kerry met in Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Foreign …Kerry Presses China to Ease Internet ControlsABC NewsChina to pressure North Korea further on […]

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US top diplomat in China amid North Korea, territorial tensions – BBC News

BBC NewsUS Secretary of State John Kerry has met China’s President Xi Jinping, in a visit expected to focus on North Korea and regional territorial tensions. Mr Kerry told reporters that his meeting with Mr Xi in the capital, Beijing, “was a very constructive one”.Kerry faces tough sell in China on NKorea, tensionMiamiHerald.comKerry in China […]

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Kerry in China Seeking Help in Easing Tensions in N. Korea, Maritime Disputes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Beijing for talks aimed at encouraging Chinese leaders to put more pressure on ally North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program. Kerry began his visit by meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great …China media: Kerry’s visitBBC NewsS. Korean lawmaker blames Kerry […]

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China media: Kerry’s visit – BBC News

BBC NewsMedia are analysing Beijing-Washington ties as US Secretary of State John Kerry begins his China visit. Mr Kerry arrived in Beijing on Friday for a two-day visit “to reaffirm US commitment to pursuing a positive relationship with China”. China is the second …Kerry meets China’s Xi amid heightened Asia tensionsTimes of IndiaKerry’s China visit […]

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Kerry meets China’s Xi amid heightened Asia tensions – AFP

AFPBeijing — US Secretary of State John Kerry met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, 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 with Xi at the Great …Kerry’s China visit hoped to be “good start” for 2014 relationshipXinhuaUS Secretary of State […]

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Chief PLO negotiator says “no progress in peace talks” – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaLivni and Erekat reportedly had a heated argument over the peace talks in Munich. Here, they are accompanied by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (AFP/File). More >. Create alert for WashingtonWashington. ,. Create alert for MunichMunich. ,. Create alert …Susan Rice blasts Israel for criticizing KerryHaaretzSusan Rice decries ‘personal attacks’ on KerryJewish Telegraphic AgencyUS […]

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Zarif Says Iran Ready for New Nuclear Deal After Kerry Meeting – Bloomberg

BloombergIran said it wants to strike a new, long-term nuclear deal with world powers when it returns to negotiations later this month. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met today during the Munich Security …French business delegation to Iran aims for early bird advantageFinancial TimesIranian foreign minister says […]

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Kerry warns Syria of consequences on chemical weapons – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBERLIN: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he could face consequences for failing to live up to international agreements on removing his chemical weapons stockpile. Kerry told reporters ahead of talks in …Syria must accelerate chemical arms shipments: WatchdogAhram OnlineUS Concerned About Chemical Weapons DelayRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertySyria stalling […]

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Texas Executes Mexican National Despite International Pressure – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA Mexican national has been executed in Texas, despite appeals from the Mexican government and Secretary of State John Kerry. Edgar Tamayo was put to death late Wednesday night by lethal injection, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request …Texas executes Mexican national despite diplomatic protestsReutersTexas Executes Mexican Man for MurderNew […]

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Syria crisis: US hails opposition move to attend peace talks – BBC News

BBC NewsUS Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed a decision by Syria’s main political opposition group to attend next week’s peace talks in Switzerland. His praise for the Syrian National Coalition’s “courageous” move was echoed by the UK and France.Syrian opposition says to attend talks, backed by rebel fightersReutersSyrian National Coalition To Attend Peace […]

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Israel Defense Minister Apologizes for Calling Kerry ‘Messianic’ – Businessweek

BusinessweekIsraeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon apologized for criticizing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace efforts after the Obama administration condemned his comments as “offensive and inappropriate.” “Israel and the United States share a common goal …How Israel’s defense minister shot himself in the footHaaretzIsraeli defense minister takes shot at John KerryNew York Daily NewsIsraeli […]

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Israeli minister brands John Kerry ‘messianic’; US calls remark ‘offensive’ – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comBy Paul Goldman and Henry Austin, NBC News. TEL AVIV, Israel — The state department shot back Tuesday after Israel’s defense minister branded Secretary of State John Kerry “messianic” just days before he is due to visit the country. “The remarks of the …PA accuses Israel of incitement against AbbasJerusalem PostKerry’s quest for peace messianic […]

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Russia Insists Iran Attends Syria Talks – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalPARIS—Secretary of State John Kerry publicly clashed with his Russian counterpart Monday over whether Iran—a major military backer of the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad —should attend a peace conference in Switzerland later this month.US, Russia Urging Cease-Fire in Syria Ahead of TalksVoice of AmericaRussia: Assad mulling open humanitarian accessWashington PostKerry, Lavrov […]