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Secretary of State John Kerry’s Remarks on Departure of State Department Chief of Staff David Wade

Secretary of State John Kerry’s Remarks on Departure of State Department Chief of Staff David Wade
Secretary of State John Kerry’s longtime, trusted aide, David Wade has stepped down from his position as Chief of Staff. David Wade has been aide to John Kerry in a variety of capacities since he joined Kerry’s Senate staff in 1997 as a speechwriter.
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US Working on Case Against Russia for Shooting Down Malaysian Flight

US Working on Case Against Russia for Shooting Down Malaysian Flight
"A buildup of extraordinary circumstantial evidence ... it's powerful here," said Secretary of State John Kerry, a former prosecutor, and it holds Russian-supported rebels in eastern Ukraine responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, with the Kremlin complicit in the deaths of nearly 300 passengers and crew members. "This is the moment of truth for Russia," said Kerry, leveling some of Washington's harshest criticism of Moscow since the crisis in Ukraine began.
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Matthew Lee
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SC Small Businesses Fight Climate Change to Preserve Disappearing Coastline

SC Small Businesses Fight Climate Change to Preserve Disappearing Coastline
Secretary of State John Kerry needs to talk with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Better yet, he should come see the South Carolina coast firsthand. Even a two- to three-foot rise in sea level will inundate many commercial areas and residential communities and destroy vital infrastructure. And this means we won’t be waiting until the end of the century to see our small-business coastal tourism economy start disappearing. It might be, as some scientists predict, only 30 to 40 years.
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Kerry Mocks Climate Change Deniers (Full Speech from Jakarta)

Kerry Mocks Climate Change Deniers (Full Speech from Jakarta)
While in Jakarta, Indonesia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a major address about the Administration's concerns on global climate change. He called those who continue to deny the overwhelming scientific evidence of climate change the "flat earth society."
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Iran Unplugs Parts of Nuclear Enrichment Program, US and Europe Lift Some Sanctions

Iran Unplugs Parts of Nuclear Enrichment Program, US and Europe Lift Some Sanctions
Iran unplugged banks of centrifuges involved in its most sensitive uranium enrichment work on Monday, prompting the United States and European Union to partially lift economic sanctions as a landmark deal aimed at easing concerns over Iran's nuclear program went into effect.
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Ali Akbar Dareini and John-Thor Dahlburg
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Iran Negotiations: Who Has Committed to What?

Iran Negotiations: Who Has Committed to What?
The recent diplomatic negotiations with Iran gleaned concrete results – a framework that allows for the eventual lifting of US sanctions against the Persian state if Iran curtails its nuclear program, and neutralizes much of its stockpile of highly enriched uranium.
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Fox News: Iran Nuke Deal Actually Just Ploy to Distract from Obamacare

Fox News: Iran Nuke Deal Actually Just Ploy to Distract from Obamacare
"Don't you think...it's curious timing that out of nowhere, in the midst of Obamacare not unrolling correctly [sic], the president's poll numbers never been lower, then look, John Kerry pulls a rabbit out of his hat and changes the subject?" says Steve Doocy. Seriously.
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Syrian Government and Opposition to Meet for the First Time Since Civil War Began

Syrian Government and Opposition to Meet for the First Time Since Civil War Began
Syria's government and opposition will meet for the first time in an attempt to halt the nearly 3-year-old civil war that has killed more than 100,000 people, the United Nations said Monday. Previous attempts to bring the two sides together have failed, mainly because of disputes over who should represent the opposition and the government, Syrian President Bashar Assad's future role in the country, and whether Iran, Saudi Arabia and other regional powers should be at the table.
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John Heilprin
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Russia Backs Iran's Story, Says Last-Minute Amendments Killed Nuclear Talks

Russia Backs Iran's Story, Says Last-Minute Amendments Killed Nuclear Talks
Russia's foreign minister says Iran had accepted a U.S.-draft proposal on a nuclear deal, but last-minute amendments blocked an accord last week in Geneva.
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US To Sign International Conventional Arms Treaty

US To Sign International Conventional Arms Treaty
Secretary of State John Kerry will sign arms trade treaty on conventional weapons.
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