John Kerry http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27582/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 Smooth sailing seen ahead for Kerry as U.S. State Dept pick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/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>* Senate aides do not foresee late objections to Obama pick</p> <p>* Syria, Iran among concerns for senators</p> <p>* If confirmed he will divest about 100 investments</p> <p>By Patricia Zengerle</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - At least one of President Barack Obama's national security picks is likely to win approval easily from the U.S. Senate: his nominee for Secretary of State, John Kerry, whose confirmation hearing will be conducted by a committee he has led for four years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/smooth-sailing-seen-ahead-kerry-us-state-dept-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dudley–Winthrop family John Kerry Military personnel United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 06:15:15 +0000 5738682 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 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 5743685 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Obama tapped Kerry for secretary of state before Rice quit -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-obama-tapped-kerry-secretary-state-rice-quit-report <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>(Updates with Kerry statement, paragraphs 4-7)</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama offered Senator John Kerry the job of secretary of state a week before Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, withdrew her name from contention, the Boston Globe reported on Friday.</p> <p>"He called me, actually a week before Susan got out of the thing," Kerry told the newspaper, offering a timeline earlier than previously reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-obama-tapped-kerry-secretary-state-rice-quit-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Business Entertainment Environment Health John Kerry Politics Presidents of the United Nations Security Council United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:15:57 +0000 5743723 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 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 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 takes reins at State in 'homecoming' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/kerry-takes-reins-at-state-homecoming <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 seized the reins of US diplomacy on Monday, winning a warm welcome from State Department staff as he took over from Hillary Clinton in what he described as a "homecoming."</p> <p>Proving that "the Foreign Service is in my genes," Kerry brandished a battered copy of his first diplomatic passport, issued at the age of 11 when his diplomat father was posted to Berlin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/kerry-takes-reins-at-state-homecoming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations John Kerry Politics Presidents of the United Nations Security Council United States War AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:16:04 +0000 5745794 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 Kerry warns against N. Korea nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/kerry-warns-against-n-korea-nuclear-test <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 warned on Thursday that North Korea's expected nuclear tests only increase the risk of conflict and would do nothing to help the country's stricken people.</p> <p>Kerry made the remarks when he dropped in on a group of young students taking a foreign policy classroom in the State Department.</p> <p>"You look at the problems we're having with North Korea right now, questions of the imminency perhaps of another test, more missiles being fired, perhaps a nuclear test. To what end?" he asked.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/kerry-warns-against-n-korea-nuclear-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Kerry Military of North Korea North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:16:13 +0000 5749397 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry to meet Canadian FM in first bilateral talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/kerry-meet-canadian-fm-first-bilateral-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 will hold his first bilateral talks Friday, as he welcomes his Canadian counterpart John Baird to the State Department.</p> <p>He will also meet with a delegation sent to the United States to represent South Korean president-elect Park Geun-Hye, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told journalists on Thursday.</p> <p>Among the issues likely to be discussed between Kerry and Baird is the controversial $7 billion Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline, which is still awaiting a green light from the State Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/kerry-meet-canadian-fm-first-bilateral-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Council on Foreign Relations John Kerry Keystone Pipeline Politics Victoria Nuland AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:46:07 +0000 5749421 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Big powers set to respond if Iran addresses nuclear concerns -Kerry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-big-powers-ready-respond-if-iran-addresses-nuclear-con <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>(Adds quotes, background, paragraphs 7-12)</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Major powers are ready to respond if Iran comes to Feb. 26 nuclear talks prepared to discuss "real substance" and address questions about its nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.</p> <p>The powers - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States - are scheduled to meet Iranian negotiators in Almaty, Kazakhstan, this month to see if there is a way to ease Western concerns about Iran's nuclear program.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-big-powers-ready-respond-if-iran-addresses-nuclear-con" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Iran Iran–United States relations John Kerry Politics of Iran Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:45:05 +0000 5750547 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 5750553 at http://www.globalpost.com