Forbes family http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27580/all en Kerry to divest some holdings if confirmed as US secretary of state http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/kerry-divest-some-holdings-if-confirmed-us-secretary-state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John Kerry and his wife intend to divest holdings in dozens of companies, including oil company Exxon Mobil Corp and drug maker Pfizer Inc, to avoid conflicts of interest if he is confirmed as U.S. secretary of state.</p> <p>The plan was disclosed in an agreement posted online by the Office of Government Ethics, a U.S. government agency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/kerry-divest-some-holdings-if-confirmed-us-secretary-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forbes family John Kerry John Kerry Politics United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:15:39 +0000 5738571 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-State Dept. pick Kerry draws praise, outlines policy at hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-smooth-sailing-seen-ahead-kerry-us-state-dept-pick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Senators predict his easy confirmation</p> <p>* Committee, full Senate votes due early next week</p> <p>* Kerry says will keep pressure on Iran</p> <p>* Signals renewed push for Israel-Palestinian talks (Reid sets confirmation vote for Tuesday)</p> <p>By Patricia Zengerle</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-smooth-sailing-seen-ahead-kerry-us-state-dept-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dudley–Winthrop family Entertainment Forbes family John Kerry John Kerry Military personnel Politics United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:37:21 +0000 5738856 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-U.S. Senate approves Kerry as secretary of state http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-us-senate-panel-approves-kerry-secretary-state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Swearing-in expected this week</p> <p>* Kerry is key member of Obama national security team</p> <p>* Two other nominees face tougher time (Adds background, dates for Massachusetts election)</p> <p>By Patricia Zengerle</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - John Kerry's nomination as President Barack Obama's new secretary of state sailed through the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, as his fellow senators voted overwhelmingly to confirm him to replace Hillary Clinton as the country's top diplomat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-us-senate-panel-approves-kerry-secretary-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dudley–Winthrop family Forbes family John Kerry John Kerry Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:04:01 +0000 5741046 at http://www.globalpost.com New US secretary of state places first phone calls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/new-us-secretary-state-places-first-phone-calls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>John Kerry spoke with the president of Israel and his Turkish, Canadian and Mexican counterparts in his first phone calls as the new US secretary of state, officials said Sunday.</p> <p>Kerry, the former head of the Senate foreign relations committee, replaced Hillary Clinton on Friday.</p> <p>Kerry spoke with the foreign officials by phone Saturday, including Israeli President Shimon Peres, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/new-us-secretary-state-places-first-phone-calls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Forbes family Israeli Jews Politics Politics of Israel Technology War AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 20:01:15 +0000 5744759 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry says has 'big heels to fill' as US top diplomat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/kerry-says-has-big-heels-fill-us-top-diplomat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>John Kerry brandished a copy of his first diplomatic passport, issued at age 11, and joked whether a man could run the State Department, winning a warm welcome on his first day as secretary of state.</p> <p>Kerry was greeted by hundreds of cheering staff as he took up the reins of US diplomacy from Hillary Clinton, and joked he has "big heels to fill."</p> <p>And after the recent losses of American diplomats, killed in an assault by militants on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya, Kerry promised to make the security of the department's 70,000 staff his top focus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/kerry-says-has-big-heels-fill-us-top-diplomat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dudley–Winthrop family Forbes family John Kerry John Kerry War AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:45:40 +0000 5745478 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry tells of boyhood East Berlin jaunt as he enters State Department http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/kerry-tells-boyhood-east-berlin-jaunt-he-enters-state-departmen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Arshad Mohammed</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on Monday of biking around East Berlin as a 12-year-old, getting a glimpse of life behind the Iron Curtain as well as a grounding from his father, an American diplomat.</p> <p>Holding up the diplomatic passport he got as a boy when his father was sent to West Berlin in 1954, Kerry, 69, made self-deprecating jokes about how much he had to learn as he greeted employees on his first working day as secretary of state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/kerry-tells-boyhood-east-berlin-jaunt-he-enters-state-departmen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dudley–Winthrop family Forbes family John Kerry John Kerry Labor Law Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:45:37 +0000 5745551 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry vows to work for peace, stand up to evil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/kerry-vows-work-peace-stand-evil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>John Kerry was publicly sworn in as secretary of state Wednesday, vowing to work for peace but pledging to do what is needed to stand up to "extremism, terrorism, chaos and evil."</p> <p>"I am proud to take on this job because I want to work for peace and because the values and ideals of our nation are really what represents the best of the possibilities of life here on earth," Kerry told the audience.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/kerry-vows-work-peace-stand-evil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dudley–Winthrop family Forbes family John Kerry John Kerry AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:00:59 +0000 5748254 at http://www.globalpost.com Zut! Pardon my French, says Kerry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/zut-pardon-my-french-says-kerry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Even though it was long the language of global diplomacy, new US Secretary of State John Kerry laughingly refused to try out his rusty French before the bilingual Canadian press on Friday.</p> <p>"Not today. I got to refresh myself on that," Kerry said at his first press conference when a Canadian reporter asked him to reply to a question with "a little bit of French, please."</p> <p>Kerry, who spent part of his childhood at a Swiss boarding school, is known to speak the language well, and he obviously had no hesitation in understanding the question posed in French.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/zut-pardon-my-french-says-kerry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dudley–Winthrop family Forbes family John Kerry Languages of Africa AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:45:42 +0000 5750648 at http://www.globalpost.com US sees 'possibilities' for new Mideast peace bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/us-sees-possibilities-new-mideast-peace-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States believes there may be a way to rekindle stalemated Middle East peace talks, but wants to hear ideas first from regional leaders, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.</p> <p>"I believe that there are possibilities," Kerry said after talks with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, adding he was an optimist at heart.</p> <p>"I think we start out by listening and get a sense of what the current state of possibilities are and then begin to make some choices," Kerry said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/us-sees-possibilities-new-mideast-peace-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dudley–Winthrop family Entertainment Environment Forbes family Health Politics United States AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:01:06 +0000 5754965 at http://www.globalpost.com US and EU feel the love on Valentine's Day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/us-and-eu-feel-the-love-valentines-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Love was in the air at the State Department Thursday when US Secretary of State John Kerry pledged to the EU's Catherine Ashton that Washington would forever remain true to Europe.</p> <p>Even though the United States is wooing Asian nations as part of President Barack Obama's pivot towards the continent, Kerry insisted European countries should not feel they are being jilted.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/us-and-eu-feel-the-love-valentines-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dudley–Winthrop family Forbes family United States AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:16:32 +0000 5756100 at http://www.globalpost.com Top U.S. diplomat Kerry warns against deep budget cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/top-us-diplomat-kerry-warns-against-deep-budget-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Kerry says "sequestration" would cut $2.6 billion in 2013</p> <p>* Cuts would undermine aid, military sales and embassy security</p> <p>* Job losses feared from lost arms sales, reduced tourist visas</p> <p>By Paul Eckert</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Automatic government spending cuts set to take effect next month would undermine U.S. diplomacy and security policies at a time of turmoil across the Middle East and Africa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/top-us-diplomat-kerry-warns-against-deep-budget-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dudley–Winthrop family Forbes family John Kerry Social Issues Technology United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:00:04 +0000 5756162 at http://www.globalpost.com State Dept faces blow if US budget cuts enacted http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/state-dept-faces-blow-if-us-budget-cuts-enacted <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Draconian budget cuts set to kick in automatically in two weeks will severely hinder American diplomacy at a time of growing threats around the world, US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned.</p> <p>A program of $85 billion in toxic cuts, known as sequestration, will automatically be applied from March 1 across all government agencies, if no deal is reached between the Obama administration and a quarrelsome Congress.</p> <p>Most attention has focused on the Defense Department, which will bear the brunt of the pain, having to slash around $46 billion from its budget.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/state-dept-faces-blow-if-us-budget-cuts-enacted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dudley–Winthrop family Forbes family John Kerry Social Issues Technology War AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:48:54 +0000 5756227 at http://www.globalpost.com John Kerry to visit Europe, Mideast on first trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/kerry-visit-europe-mideast-first-trip-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit nine countries in Europe and the Middle East starting Sunday as he undertakes his first foreign trip as top diplomat. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit nine countries in Europe and the Middle East starting Sunday as he undertakes his first foreign trip as top diplomat, the State Department said Tuesday.</p> <p>Kerry will visit Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar through March 6, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/kerry-visit-europe-mideast-first-trip-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Council on Foreign Relations Forbes family Government John Kerry John Kerry Politics AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:16:00 +0000 5760287 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry warns against 'senseless' cuts to US diplomacy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/kerry-warns-against-senseless-cuts-us-diplomacy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Secretary of State John Kerry warned Wednesday against "senseless" spending cuts to diplomacy, saying the United States needed robust engagement to remain an "exceptional" nation.</p> <p>In his first speech since taking over as the top US diplomat, the former longtime senator focused on the latest fiscal showdown between the White House and Congress and the threat of massive automatic spending cuts on March 1.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/kerry-warns-against-senseless-cuts-us-diplomacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dudley–Winthrop family Entertainment Environment Forbes family Health John Kerry John Kerry Politics Social Issues AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:46:01 +0000 5761300 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry defends foreign affairs spending as U.S. cuts loom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/kerry-defends-foreign-affairs-spending-us-cuts-loom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended U.S. foreign affairs spending on Wednesday against a backdrop of looming budget cuts, saying it protects U.S. security and creates jobs.</p> <p>Speaking ahead of across-the-board U.S. budget reductions set to begin on March 1, Kerry argued that the slightly more than 1 percent of the federal budget that Washington spends on foreign affairs pays dividends in national security and growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/kerry-defends-foreign-affairs-spending-us-cuts-loom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dudley–Winthrop family Forbes family John Kerry John Kerry Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:30:30 +0000 5761469 at http://www.globalpost.com