VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pressing for peaceful resolutions to increasingly tense maritime disputes in Asia and urging China to take a firmer stand on North Korea's nuclear program after its recent bomb test.
- 22 January, 2016 Iraqi PM wants Turkey to pull out troops DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Iraq's prime minister is appealing to Turkey to pull its troops out of Iraqi territory and help better fight the Islamic State group, as both grapple with ways to thwart the extremist group that he insists is losing ground.
- 16 January, 2016 From Davos to Laos, another world tour for John Kerry US Secretary of State John Kerry sets off on another tour around the world next week that will take him to Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The State Department, which released Kerry's schedule late Friday, said the top US diplomat will travel to Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Laos, […]
- 8 November, 2013 Israel fury as Kerry heads to Iran talks in Geneva Ben Gurion (Israel) (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned John Kerry Friday he was offering Iran the "deal of the century" as the US top diplomat headed to landmark talks in Geneva seeking a nuclear agreement. Netanyahu vowed that Israel would not be bound by any […]
- 12 February, 2014 Kerry to take harder U.S. line on Asia maritime disputes to China By Arshad Mohammed and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States fired a shot across China's bow a week ago by taking a tougher stance on maritime disputes in East Asia, a message Secretary of State John Kerry will amplify in Beijing this week. The high tensions in Asia […]
- 22 December, 2017 China Is Gaining Control of the South China Sea (Thanks to North Korea) Beijing’s moves in the South China Sea come at a time of strategic opportunity. With the United States laser-focused on the North Korean nuclear problem, China is cementing its control over the South China Sea. Earlier this month, CSIS’s Asia Maritim...