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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# John Kerry

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# he's not running
John Kerry rules out 2020 Presidential bid
The former Democrat Presidential candidate also offered his thoughts on Brexit.
# stern warning
John Kerry tells Israel it 'can either be Jewish or democratic - it cannot be both'
The US Secretary of State also urged Israel and Palestinians to agree land swaps on 1967 lines in today’s speech.
# Syrian civil war
'Too little, too late' - Syrian army halts shelling of Aleppo to allow trapped civilians to leave
The Syrian Army said it has halted bombing yesterday.
# US Secretary of State
'I'm staying out of this': John Kerry was asked about Clinton's emails while in Ireland
John Kerry arrived in Co Tipperary today to accept the 2015 Tipperary International Peace Award.
# bunker-busters
A Fine Gael TD wants the government to expel the Russian ambassador over Aleppo airstrikes
Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has condemned Russia’s bombardment of the Syrian city.
# Abduction
German woman kidnapped in Syria while pregnant has been released with her baby
The pair were released yesterday and had safely crossed the border into Turkey, a ministry spokeswoman said.
# five years of war
Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad has agreed to a US-Russia ceasefire deal
The two powers could launch joint airstrikes against Islamist jihadists if the deal holds.
# parallel state
Turkey: Erdogan cries on national television as 6,000 are rounded up and arrested
It comes following Friday’s failed coup.
# Paris Agreement
John Kerry's grand-daughter stole the show at the UN today
She was helping her granddad sign a climate agreement.
# Belgium
Briton who told his family he was safe among the Brussels dead
Around 40 nationalities are thought to be among the dead and wounded.
# Ceasefire
After five years and 250,000 dead, a ceasefire has been agreed in Syria
The International Syria Support Group also agreed “to accelerate and expand the delivery of humanitarian aid beginning immediately”.
# Man Down
Former Presidential contender John Kerry has fallen off his bike and will be leaving Europe
He made it through Vietnam, but a cycling accident in Switzerland proved too much.
# interrogation
US (finally) releases details of the CIA's interrogation of terror suspects after 9/11
The report is expected to be a damning indictment of a secret program under the administration of former president George W Bush to question dozens of detainees.
# Sanctions
Talks on Iran's nuclear programme could drag on for another year
Tomorrow is the deadline to reach agreement.
# new man in town
New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, is attending the ceremony in Washington DC.
# JOining forces
Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State
Representatives of 20 nations will take part.
# at war
White House makes it official: The US is at war with Islamic State
“The United States is at war with ISIS in the same way that we are at war with Al-Qaeda”.
John Kerry travels to Middle East to hold anti-IS talks
Saudi has confirmed the Arab anti-IS talks with Kerry for Thursday.
# Bombardment
"Over 100" Palestinians killed as Israel ramps up attacks on Gaza
Around 60 airstrikes have been carried out by Israeli forces today. The US says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked for fresh help brokering a ceasefire.
# Truce
Israel extends temporary ceasefire to 9pm tonight as Gaza death toll passes 1,000
Today’s ceasefire allowed Palestinian’s to return to what was left of their homes to try to salvage belongings.
# Human Rights
UN rights council launches probe into Israel's Gaza offensive
Meanwhile, rockets were discovered in a UN school close to 3,000 displaced Palestinians.
# Tension
US: Sickening that Palestinian teen's life has been stolen
The killing of the teen is thought to be an act of vengeance for the deaths of three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found on Monday.
# Insurgency
US support for Iraq will be "intense, sustained"... but only if leaders work towards lasting peace
The US Secretary of State John Kerry made the remarks today during a visit Baghdad’s Green Zone.
# Iraq
Iraqis flee violence as US considers drone strikes on militants
US and Australian embassies and the United Nations have started evacuating staff.
# strong words
John Kerry: Snowden should "man-up" and come back to America
His comments came after Snowden said in an interview that he was he was not just a low-level contractor working for the CIA, as US officials have repeatedly said.
# Boko Haram
US says no one else is helping find abducted girls in Nigeria - despite help from Britain, France, Israel
China has also offered its assistance, while the United Nations imposed sanctions on Boko Haram
# Allegations
Middle East peace deadline arrives - but no breakthrough
US Secretary of State John Kerry denied allegations that he said Israel risks becoming an “apartheid state”.
# crisis
Russian military exercises on Ukraine border could be 'expensive mistake'
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned refusal to take steps to end the crisis would be costly for Russia.
# Ukraine
Pressure of further US sanctions prompts Russia to flex military muscle
It has thousands of troops along the border with Ukraine, ready to act, it says.
# cooling tensions
Ukraine crisis: Putin orders 'partial' troop pullout
The development follows a hastily arranged summit in Paris between John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister.
# No deal
'No common vision': Last-ditch US-Russia talks on Crimea end in failure
The talks between John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov “did not find common ground” according to US officials.
# crunch talks
Russia under pressure as EU, UN hold emergency talks on Ukraine crisis
EU leaders hold a summit in Brussels today to decide how strongly to respond to Moscow’s troop deployment.
# crimea crisis
Kerry meeting Russian foreign minister in bid to calm Ukraine tensions
America’s top diplomat said last night that Moscow was looking for a “pretext” to invade Ukraine further.
# ukraine crisis
Putin calls end to 'military exercises' as Kerry heads to Kiev
The Russian President has called an end to the drill near Ukraine’s border involving army, navy and airforce troops.
# Iraq
US pledges help to Iraqi forces in Al-Qaeda battle but insists "it is their fight"
Iraq lost control of Fallujah to Al-Qaeda-linked fighters, a city where US forces repeatedly battled insurgents.
# Peace Talks
Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners under peace talks
The 26 inmates had served 19 to 28 years for killing Israeli civilians or soldiers.
# Nuclear Talks
Uncertainty over progress in Iran talks as Kerry set to leave Geneva
US Secretary of State is to leave for London, while Iran’s chief negotiator expressed doubts over a deal.
# Afghanistan
Up to 12,000 troops to stay in Afghanistan after NATO mission ends
US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US role will be “limited”.
# West Bank
Israel cancels plans to build 20,000 settler homes in the West Bank
Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu said the plan had created “unnecessary confrontation with the international community” after the US expressed “deep concern”.