John Kerry

Positive work done by, from left, Ben Rhodes, Samantha Power, John Kerry and President Barack Obama, comes to light in “The Final Year.” (Courtesy Magnolia Pictures)

Compassion, diplomacy characterize ‘Final Year’

“The Final Year” revisits the last 12 months of the Obama presidency,…

 

Ruins are seen at al-Qaryatain city in the central city of Homs, Syria on Monday.  (AP Photo)

Syrian cease-fire strained by new clashes ahead of talks

BEIRUT — Government forces and rebels clashed Sunday across northern and western…

 

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to reporters at the State Department in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Kerry determines IS group committing genocide in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday formally concluded the Islamic State…

 

President Barack Obama leaves the podium after speaking about the release of Americans by Iran on Sunday in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Triumph or travesty, US-Iran ties warming over nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — Diplomatic triumph or travesty, America's relationship with one of its…

President Barack Obama leaves the podium after speaking about the release of Americans by Iran on Sunday in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama speaks about the Paris climate agreement from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

In climate deal, Obama sees legacy he hopes won’t be undone

WASHINGTON — For President Barack Obama, many of his victories have been…

President Barack Obama speaks about the Paris climate agreement from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Secretary of State John Kerry walks to the Hotel Bristol in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday for a meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)

At heart of Syria talks, what to do about Assad

VIENNA — The success or failure of the Syrian peace talks this…

Secretary of State John Kerry walks to the Hotel Bristol in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday for a meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hand with Syria President Bashar Assad in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (Alexei Druzhinin, RIA-Novosti,  Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Assad-Putin meeting signals push to end Syria crisis

MOSCOW — Bashar Assad's surprise meeting with Vladimir Putin could signal that…

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hand with Syria President Bashar Assad in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (Alexei Druzhinin, RIA-Novosti,  Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
United States Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with United States Ambassador Samantha Power during the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (Kevin Hagen/AP)

Russia urges coordinated terrorism fight as airstrikes begin

UNITED NATIONS — Russia followed its launch of airstrikes in Syria with…

United States Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with United States Ambassador Samantha Power during the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (Kevin Hagen/AP)
Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

WASHINGTON — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign…

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
In this Jan. 15, 2011 file photo, Iran's heavy water nuclear facility is backdropped by mountains near the central city of Arak, Iran.  (ISNA, Hamid Foroutan/AP. 2011)

Kerry, top Democratic senator spar on Iran deal, sanctions

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry sparred Tuesday with the lone…

In this Jan. 15, 2011 file photo, Iran's heavy water nuclear facility is backdropped by mountains near the central city of Arak, Iran.  (ISNA, Hamid Foroutan/AP. 2011)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with foreign ministers of Germany, France, China, Britain, Russia and the European Union at a hotel in Vienna, Austria. (Carlos Barria/Pool photo via AP)

Nuke deal remains elusive after deadline, but talks continue

VIENNA — Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks pushed past their second…

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with foreign ministers of Germany, France, China, Britain, Russia and the European Union at a hotel in Vienna, Austria. (Carlos Barria/Pool photo via AP)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, right, as they meet with foreign ministers from China, Germany and France at an hotel in Vienna, Austria on Monday. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)

Iran now pushes for an end to arms embargo in nuclear deal

VIENNA — As negotiators braced for yet another possible extension of nuclear…

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, right, as they meet with foreign ministers from China, Germany and France at an hotel in Vienna, Austria on Monday. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)
Joshua Roberts/Pool Photo via APU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Scant progress evident as Kerry meets Russia's Putin

Despite a cordial atmosphere, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's meetings Tuesday…

Joshua Roberts/Pool Photo via APU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
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Senate OKs bill giving Congress review of Iran nuclear deal

The Senate muscled its way into President Barack Obama's talks to curb…

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World powers, Iran reach framework for nuke deal by June 30

After marathon negotiations, the United States, Iran and five other world powers…

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Iranians express optimism over nuclear agreement

A senior Iranian official suggested Tuesday that Iran is nearing a preliminary…

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AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSecretary of State John Kerry confers with U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford

Obama wins Senate panel's backing on Syria strike

President Barack Obama's request for speedy congressional backing of a military strike…

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSecretary of State John Kerry confers with U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford
AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens at right as Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington

Boehner's aboard: Obama gains Syria-strike support

President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing…

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens at right as Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington
Associated PressHouse Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa

Kerry says he'll answer questions on Benghazi

Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he's determined to answer any questions related…

Associated PressHouse Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa

Another flip-flop season for John Kerry

Senator John Kerry, whose presidential campaign was plagued by accusations that he…