John Kerry


  • *Special forces loyal to Maliki deployed in key areas of Baghdad. BAGHDAD, Aug 11- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was battling to keep his job on Monday, deploying forces across Baghdad as some parliamentary allies sought a replacement and the United States warned him not to obstruct efforts to form a new government.

  • U.S. urges India to step up as regional power Saturday, 9 Aug 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, Aug 9- The United States urged India on Saturday to bolster its role as a global power and force for regional stability, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to Washington since his election in May.

  • BAGHDAD/ WASHINGTON, Aug 8- U.S. warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".

  • BAGHDAD/ WASHINGTON, Aug 8- U.S. warplanes struck Iraq on Friday for the first time since American troops pulled out in 2011, attacking Islamist fighters advancing towards the Kurdish region after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".

  • *Shares cut losses, Bunds pare gains as Iraq concerns settle. LONDON, Aug 8- World shares and the dollar fell on Friday and oil and gold rose after President Barack Obama authorized targeted air strikes in Iraq, stoking fears of another drawn-out conflict in the region.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 7- India has offered to significantly increase an order for U.S. attack helicopters, Indian officials said, as U.S. India has offered a follow-on order of 39 AH-64D Apache helicopters in addition to the 22 now being negotiated, an Indian Defence Ministry official said.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 7- India has offered to increase an order for U.S. India and the United States have rapidly expanded military sales in recent years, despite discord in areas such as trade and intellectual property rights.

  • BEIJING, Aug 7- China's recent probes into Microsoft Corp and car companies including Audi and Chrysler have rekindled concerns that Beijing may be using an anti-monopoly law to support domestic firms at the expense of foreign companies.

  • President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement in the briefing room of the White House August 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    President Barack Obama touted the recent string of positive economic numbers and addresses international tensions.

  • State Dept.: FAA ban not political  Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 5:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the State Department is saying the FAA's decision to stop U.S. flights to Tel Aviv is based on security.

  • Short-term ceasfire sought between Israel and Hamas  Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Secretary John Kerry is in Israel to push ceasefire talks despite a FAA travel ban, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher.

  • CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Obama is taking heat for his handling of geopolitical events taking place around the world.

  • Talks begin between China and US  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will sit down with top Chinese leaders to begin a dialogue in an attempt to repair a strained relationship over cyberspying and maritime disputes, among other issues, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.

  • Russia's Lavrov: 'New round of bloodshed' in Ukraine Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:24 PM ET
    Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference in Moscow, June 27, 2014.

    Russia's Lavrov urged a halt to Ukraine's military operation against separatist rebels in the east, warning of a new round of bloodshed.

  • ISIS includes ex-Hussein militants  Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Iraqi officials to try and get them to form a new government as ISIS captures more towns. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest from the besieged country.

  • Russia sent tanks to Ukraine rebels, US says Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    Ukrainian troops from battalion Azov ground men detained at the site of a battle with pro-Russian fighters in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Friday, June 13, 2014.

    The State Department confirmed that Russia has sent tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in Ukraine. NYT reports.

  • No stock correction on Iraq crisis: Gabelli pro Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    The deteriorating situation in Iraq "might play out for quite some time," but U.S. stocks should be able to weather the storm, Gabelli Funds' Howard Ward tells CNBC.

  • Your guide to making an ace commencement speech Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    The rules are simple. Keep things light. Remember to congratulate the graduates. And if you can do it from space—as one speaker did—that helps, too.

  • Here's what you need to know about Ukraine crisis Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:40 PM ET
    Demonstrators hold Russian flags n the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk

    At the end of February, Ukraine's months-long conflict erupted into a series of violent clashes. Here's what you should know.

  • Casualties reported as Ukraine readies offensive Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    U.N. Security Council has called an emergency meeting at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis