John Kerry http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27581/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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 5738856 at http://www.globalpost.com Speedy U.S. Senate confirmation seen for Kerry, maybe Tuesday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/speedy-us-senate-confirmation-seen-kerry-maybe-tuesday <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 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on John Kerry's confirmation as President Barack Obama's secretary of state early next week, clearing the way for a quick vote by the full Senate, Senator Robert Menendez said on Thursday.</p> <p>Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat who is next in line to chair the Foreign Relations Committee if Kerry is confirmed, said the panel had scheduled a business meeting on Tuesday during which it could vote the nomination.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/speedy-us-senate-confirmation-seen-kerry-maybe-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bob Menendez John Kerry United States Senate Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:00:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739053 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 Thomson Reuters 5741046 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/us-senate-votes-confirm-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>JOHN KERRY RECEIVES ENOUGH U.S. SENATE VOTES FOR CONFIRMATION AS SECRETARY OF STATE, VOTING CONTINUES</p> John Kerry Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741261 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Mass. Gov. Patrick names former aide to U.S. Senate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-3-mass-governor-patrick-names-former-aide-us-senate <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>* William Cowan would be interim senator until June election</p> <p>* Succeeds John Kerry who is stepping down to be secretary of state</p> <p>* Patrick bypasses former Representative Barney Frank (Adds details on campaign)</p> <p>By Scott Malone</p> <p>BOSTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday named his former chief of staff, William Cowan, to temporarily fill the U.S. Senate seat that John Kerry will vacate this week, the governor's office said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-3-mass-governor-patrick-names-former-aide-us-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ed Markey John Kerry Massachusetts United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:02:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741582 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey attack casts pall, as Kerry sworn in http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/turkey-attack-casts-pall-kerry-sworn <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 Friday sworn in as America's secretary of state, less than two hours after Hillary Clinton swept out of the State Department on a day marred by yet another attack on a US diplomatic post.</p> <p>Supreme Court judge Elena Kagan administered the oath of office to Kerry in a private ceremony on Capitol Hill.</p> <p>But a pall was cast over the historic events by an attack on the US embassy in Ankara in which a local Turkish security guard was killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/turkey-attack-casts-pall-kerry-sworn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Hillary Clinton Hospitality John Kerry John Kerry Law Politics Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Technology United States War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:15:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743685 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey attack casts pall, as Kerry sworn in http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/turkey-attack-casts-pall-kerry-sworn-0 <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 sworn in Friday as America's secretary of state, less than two hours after Hillary Clinton swept out of office on a day marred by yet another attack on a US diplomatic post.</p> <p>Supreme Court judge Elena Kagan administered the oath of office to Kerry during a private ceremony on Capitol Hill. He was joined by his wife Teresa, daughter Vanessa, brother Cameron and his Senate staff.</p> <p>But a pall was cast over the historic events by an attack on the US embassy in Ankara that killed a local Turkish security guard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/turkey-attack-casts-pall-kerry-sworn-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Hillary Clinton Hospitality John Kerry John Kerry Law Politics Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Technology United States War AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:00:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743772 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Agence France-Presse 5748254 at http://www.globalpost.com Big powers ready to respond if Iran addresses nuclear concerns-Kerry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/blank-headline-received-9 <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 8 (Reuters) - The international community is ready to respond if Iran comes to Feb. 26 nuclear talks ready to talk substance and to address questions about its nuclear program, new U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/blank-headline-received-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Kerry Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750518 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Kerry urges Iran to be serious about nuclear talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/urgent-kerry-urges-iran-be-serious-about-nuclear-talks <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>New US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday said the window of diplomacy remains open for Iran as it prepares to meet later this month with world powers for new talks on its nuclear program.</p> <p>"The choice is really ultimately up to Iran," Kerry told his first press conference since becoming America's top diplomat this week. "The international community is ready to respond if Iran comes prepared to talk real substance."</p> <p>jkb/jk</p> John Kerry AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:30:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750541 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ US 'evaluating' next steps in Syria conflict: Kerry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/urgent-us-evaluating-next-steps-syria-conflict-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>The United States is "evaluating" what steps to take next to try and end the killing in Syria, new Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.</p> <p>"We are evaluating now, we are taking a look at what steps, if any, diplomatic particularly, might be able to be taken in an effort to reduce that violence and deal with that situation," Kerry told his first press conference since becoming America's top diplomat.</p> <p>jkb/jk</p> John Kerry John Kerry AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:45:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750553 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry urges Iran to be serious about nuclear talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/kerry-urges-iran-be-serious-about-nuclear-talks <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>New US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday said the window of diplomacy remains open for Iran as it prepares to meet later this month with world powers for new talks on its nuclear program.</p> <p>"The choice is really ultimately up to Iran," Kerry told his first press conference since becoming America's top diplomat this week.</p> <p>"The international community is ready to respond if Iran comes prepared to talk real substance and to address the concerns, which could not be more clear, about their nuclear program.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/kerry-urges-iran-be-serious-about-nuclear-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> EU three Iran John Kerry AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:45:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750554 at http://www.globalpost.com