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Boys carry boxes of biscuits near rubble of damaged buildings in Aleppo, Syria March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

‘Critical Hours’ For Aleppo As Kerry Bids To Revive Syria Truce

“These are critical hours,” Kerry said upon arriving in the Swiss city late on Sunday. He added: “We look for Russia’s cooperation, and we obviously look for the regime to listen to Russia and to respond.” The Obama administration wants Moscow, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to put pressure on the Syrian regime to stop the bombardment of the country’s second city.

May 2, 2016

Late Night Roundup: It’s A ‘Full’ White House For Trump

Jimmy Fallon as Trump: “I have to stay in the race. Otherwise a Clinton will be in the White House again. I mean, who wants to see something from the ’90s come back in 2016?”

February 17, 2016
U.S. Foreign Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov go for a handshake before their bilateral talks in Munich

Major Powers Agree To Plan For ‘Cessation Of Hostilities’ In Syria

Kerry: “What we need to see in the next few days are actions on the ground, in the field.”

February 12, 2016
U.S. Foreign Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov gesture before their bilateral talks in Munich

Kerry Wants ‘All Or Nothing’ Truce At Syria Talks

Kerry said he expected a “serious conversation” about all aspects of what was happening in Syria.

February 11, 2016
U.S. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland

US To Urge Partners To Do More To Fight Islamic State Amid Complaints From Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has been the most vocal, complaining recently that some allies are “not doing enough or doing nothing at all.”

February 2, 2016
US Secretary of State John Kerry holds up Joseph Kennedy's cane, which has been used by John F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, while talking about his broken leg during the 8th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting at the Putra World Trade Center

US And China Appear To Be At An Impasse Over North Korea And The South China Sea

Experts said that China likely does not see much upside in adopting the United States’ proposed framework for dealing with Pyongyang.

January 28, 2016

Endorse This: Welcome Home, Jason Rezaian

“No other country would do so much for an ordinary citizen — and I know that.”

January 28, 2016
United States Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, at the United Nations in New York

US, Iran Remain Worlds Apart On Major Foreign Policy Issues

The glow of goodwill that followed a surprise prisoner swap and the lifting of international sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program over the weekend is already being tempered by the somber realization that the Islamic Republic is not likely to change course significantly on other pressing conflicts with the West.

January 21, 2016
President Clinton visits Ron Burkle at the billionaire's Santa Monica beach house in 1997. Burkle told The Times this week in a rare interview that he's still fond of Bill Clinton, though he's skeptical of Hillary Clinton's candidacy. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Once A Clinton Insider, Mega-Donor Now Cool To Hillary

As Hillary Clinton and her surrogates scour the country for mega-donors, the one left-leaning billionaire they are not approaching is the one who knows the first couple more intimately than any of the others.

January 13, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The First African President — Donald Trump

Trevor Noah realized that Donald Trump’s campaign style is in fact very presidential — he’s just like some of the more notorious presidents from back in Trevor’s home continent of Africa.

October 2, 2015
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and U.S. Secretary of State Kerry shake hands after a news conference upon their meeting at German foreign ministry's guesthouse Villa Borsig at lake Tegel in Berlin

Kerry Says U.S. Ready To Take More Refugees

The United States will increase the number of refugees it takes in by 15,000 over each of the next two years

September 20, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez hold a joint news conference in Havana

Kerry Urges ‘Genuine Democracy’ At U.S. Flag Ceremony In Cuba

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared a new era in relations, but he also urged political change in Cuba, telling Cubans they should be free to choose their own leaders.

August 14, 2015

Endorse This: The American Flag In Havana

Watch this powerful, albeit belated, moment of reconciliation unfold, as the two Cold War foes walk together into a new era.

August 14, 2015
Members of the U.S. Marines raise the U.S. flag over the newly reopened embassy in Havana

Kerry Presides Over Raising Of Flag At U.S. Embassy In Cuba

Watched over by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Marines raised the American flag at the embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years on Friday, symbolically ushering in an era of renewed diplomatic relations between the two Cold War-era foes.

August 14, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington

Kerry Warns U.S. Congress Scrapping Iran Deal Would Mean Path To Nuclear Weapon

“If we walk away, we walk away alone. Our partners are not going to be with us.”

July 28, 2015
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GOP’s Condemnation Of Trump Pure Hypocrisy

Here’s the thing about principle. Unless applied equally it is not really principle at all.

July 27, 2015
US Secretary of State Kerry makes statement to media before closed door briefing with House members on Iran nuclear deal in Washington

Kerry Mounts Furious Defense Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Testifying before Congress, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal.

July 23, 2015
People gather outside the Cuban embassy after the Cuban flag was raised in a ceremony in Washington

Cuban Flag Raised Over Washington Embassy As Ties Restored

The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years, as the U.S. and Cuba formally restored relations.

July 20, 2015
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Service Record: Trump, McCain, And Republican Contempt For Veterans

Nobody should be shocked to hear a right-wing chicken-hawk disparaging a worthy veteran at this late date. In the Republican Party, it is standard operating procedure — and for any Republican to pretend otherwise now is risibly hypocritical.

July 20, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference about the recent nuclear deal reached with Iran, in Washington

Obama Sends Iran Deal To Wary Congress, Israel Urges Rejection

Obama has promised to exercise his veto if Congress rejects the deal, which curbs Iran’s nuclear program while allowing an easing of economic sanctions.

July 19, 2015
Cuba's Foreign Minister Parrilla attends a EU-CELAC foreign ministers' meeting at the European Commission in Brussels

Kerry To Host Cuba Foreign Minister In Washington On Monday

Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez in Washington on Monday, U.S. officials said, to mark the historic restoration of diplomatic ties between former Cold War foes severed more than five decades ago.

July 18, 2015
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Iran Nuclear Talks Enter ‘Final Phase’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was cautiously upbeat about the progress of negotiations with Iran.

July 12, 2015
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Pro-Israel Groups Divided Over Iran Going Into 2016

The Israel lobby — one of the most powerful in Washington — is divided over how to deal with Iran and leaders say the 2016 elections will focus more on national security than the previous few have.

July 8, 2015
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Kerry Tempers Optimism For Deal With Iran

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tempered expectations that a nuclear deal with Iran is imminent as foreign ministers from world powers rejoined a ninth straight day of negotiations.

July 5, 2015
William Morgan's widow seeks to retrieve her husband's remains from Cuba.

U.S. And Cuba Agree To Open Embassies, Restore Diplomatic Relations

After 50 years of diplomatic standoff, the U.S. and Cuba plan to announce Wednesday that they will establish formal diplomatic relations and open embassies in each other’s capitals.

June 30, 2015
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