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Topic - John Kerry
As the campaign increased for tension-filled Crimea to split off from Ukraine in a weekend referendum and join Russia, the region's parliament said Tuesday that if voters approve the move it would first declare itself an independent state, a maneuver that could de-escalate the standoff between Moscow and the West.
A Muslim rights organization is asking Secretary of State John Kerry to intervene and allow three permanent residents of Florida to return to the United States from Russia.
Politicians poked fun at adversaries and themselves Saturday night at the annual Gridiron dinner, a gathering of journalists and public figures.
It looks like actor and new Oscar laureate Jared Leto isn't quite on the same page with the bulk of his audience when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline.
Underlying the talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could, in the words of the Kremlin, "boomerang" back on the U.S. and Europe.
The Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland is often one that is busy with large events such as the Oregon Brewers Festival or the Waterfront Blues Festival. On a cloudy day in the middle of the winter, it's not crowded with hundreds of people but is quite quiet.
The State Department issued a mocking message for President Vladimir Putin over justifications he's put forth about his invasion of Crimea: You're full of "Russian fiction," the statement read
A majority of Nebraska's state lawmakers have signed a letter in support of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is sending another letter in support of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver oil from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast.
Russia, West try to build diplomatic solution to Ukraine as Crimea tensions flare
The chair of the House Intelligence Committee says the Obama administration has been slow to respond to the crisis in Ukraine because it has a "disjointed" approach to foreign policy and has not done the diplomatic legwork.
Facing off in Europe's capitals Wednesday, Russia and the West began building the elements of a diplomatic solution to Europe's gravest crisis since the Cold War - even as the West appeared increasingly resigned to an entrenched Russian presence in Crimea. NATO hit back by putting Russia on suspension, and the European Union extended $15 billion in aid to Ukraine, matching the amount the country's fugitive president accepted from Moscow to turn his back on an EU trade accord.
Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday will be reinforcing Washington's support for the new government in Kiev, as the U.S. and its top allies grapple with whether to slap Moscow with sanctions for its military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region.
Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis Tuesday, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserves the right to use force.
The Obama administration is waiving its ethics rules for former Time magazine managing editor turned State Department official Richard Stengel, one of a half dozen officials at Foggy Bottom who have received special exemptions from provisions aimed at cracking down on the revolving door between special interests and government.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, says goodbye to Palestinian lead negotiator Saeb Erekat, left, and State Department Mideast advisor Martin Indyk as he departs Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Ukraine, Monday, March 3, 2014.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, says goodbye to Palestinian lead negotiator Saeb Erekat, left, and State Department Mideast advisor Martin Indyk as he departs Joint Base Andrews in Washington en route to Ukraine, Monday, March 3, 2014.