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Kerry makes calls abroad in first weekend on job

US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

New Secretary of State John Kerry has assured Israeli and Palestinian leaders that the Obama administration will continue to pursue a Mideast peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns on both sides.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Clinton out, Kerry in as US secretary of state

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Senate Foreign Relations Chairman (second from right) Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., arrived on Capitol Hill in Washington, last Thursday (Friday in Manila), for the start of his confirmation hearing to become the next top diplomat, replacing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center. From left are, committee presiding Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., Clinton, Kerry and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Hillary Rodham Clinton formally resigned Friday as U.S. secretary of state, capping a four-year tenure that saw her shatter records for the number of countries visited. John Kerry was sworn in to replace her.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state

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President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as he announces his nomination of Kerry as next secretary of state in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry, one of Washington’s most respected voices on foreign policy, as his next secretary of state.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Clinton suffers concussion, forced to stay home

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Hillary Rodham Clinton. AP FILE PHOTO

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is recovering at home after suffering a concussion, a spokesman said Saturday. “While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion,” Philippe Reines said in a statement. “She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors.”

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

In historic visit, Clinton reaches out to Laos

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. AP/Haraz N. Ghanbari, Pool

Hillary Rodham Clinton is making a historic visit to Laos, the first by a U.S. secretary of state in more than five decades.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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