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Kerry asked to act on Avijit murder

Kerry asked to act on Avijit murder

A bipartisan group of six US Congressmen has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to ensure that those behind the brutal murder of American-Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy is brought to justice, according to the Press Trust of India. "We must stand strong for freedom of speech and freedom of thought," said the letter signed...

Kerry: US 'hope' for Ukraine truce

Kerry: US 'hope' for Ukraine truce

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US hopes the Ukraine ceasefire deal will be implemented within "hours". But Kerry said he had warned Russia's foreign minister that his country faced "further consequences" if conditions were not met. Speaking after their meeting, Sergei Lavrov told the UN there had been "tangible progress" with the...

Kerry denies split between US and Europe on Russia policy

Kerry denies split between US and Europe on Russia policy

Secretary of State John Kerry denied on Sunday that a split has emerged between Washington and Europe over how to handle Russia, after leading US senators sharply criticized Germany and other countries who oppose sending arms to the Ukraine military. "Let me assure everybody there is no division, there is no split – I...

US makes bid to rekindle Iran talks

US makes bid to rekindle Iran talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to meet his Iranian counterpart in Geneva in a bid to revive stalled talks over Iran's nuclear programme. Kerry says his meeting with Mohammad Javad Zarif is to "take stock" ahead of a new round of talks on Thursday. Six world powers want Iran to curb its...

N Korea calls Obama 'monkey' in hacking row

N Korea calls Obama 'monkey' in hacking row

North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the US on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview." North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an assassination of its leader Kim...

Lima climate talks: Old divisions surface between rich and poor

Lima climate talks: Old divisions surface between rich and poor

Climate talks in Lima have entered their final day with long-running issues still dividing the parties, despite an impassioned appeal from US Secretary of State John Kerry.  Kerry told the negotiators that the world was "still on a course leading to tragedy". An ambitious deal he said was "not an option, it is an urgent...

Iran Nuke Deal- 2 Days to go

Frenzied diplomacy as deadline nears

Frenzied diplomacy as deadline nears

US Secretary of State John Kerry and other foreign ministers yesterday engaged in a frenzied day of Iran nuclear talks in Vienna three days before a deadline to strike a mammoth agreement. Confusion reigned over Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's plans, with an Iranian source telling AFP he might return to Tehran for...

Coalition set for IS talks in Paris

Coalition set for IS talks in Paris

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet foreign ministers from around the world in Paris on Monday to discuss how to defeat Islamic State (IS) militants. French President Francois Hollande said the beheading of a British aid worker showed the world must act against IS. About 40 countries, including 10 Arab states, have signed...

US at war with IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry will not use the term war to describe Washington's impending military action against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), but others in the Obama administration aren't shying away from the word. What's in a name? On Wednesday night, the war-stopping, Nobel Peace Prize-winning President used a nationally televised address to announce a plan to "dismantle and ultimately destroy" the Sunni jihadists, also called ISIS, who have taunted America by beheading two captive US journalists. "We will...

Kerry rallies support for US 'war' on IS

Kerry rallies support for US 'war' on IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday Egypt was on the frontline against "terrorism" after meeting its leadership to garner support to fight jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Egypt's formidable army is unlikely to take part in a military coalition against the Islamic State jihadists, but it has closely cooperated with the United...

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