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US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, with former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton in Washington, DC.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, with former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton in Washington, DC.

Kerry on Clinton: ‘No Doubts’

Written with Terry Atlas in New Delhi John Kerry wanted to be president. He was the Democratic Party’s nominee in 2004. Hillary Clinton wanted to be president. She lost the party’s nomination to Barack Obama in 2008. Both became secretaries...

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Rep. Ed Whittfield, Connie Whitfield and Amb. Francois Delattre.

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Rep. Ed Whittfield, Connie Whitfield and Amb. Francois Delattre.

Ambassadors’ Mansions are Jewels of Washington’s Embassies

The biggest jewel in the crown of some Washington embassies is the ambassador’s residence, especially the mansions owned by Great Britain, Italy, and France where diplomats can entertain a wide swath of capital elites in style. Getting an invite to...

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EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton, coordinator of nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers, during a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on March 9, 2014 in Tehran.

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EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton, coordinator of nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers, during a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on March 9, 2014 in Tehran.

Iran’s Secret Weapon: Photoshop

Iran’s secret weapon against dissidents? Photoshop. Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, caused a storm during her visit to Iran after she met with six women activists and Gohar Esghi, the mother of blogger Sattar Beheshti, who was...

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, gives thumbs up to reporters n Washington, D.C., in this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo.

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, gives thumbs up to reporters n Washington, D.C., in this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 35

Sen. Max Baucus, President Barack Obama’s choice to become ambassador to China, has served in the Senate for more than 35 years. Baucus, a Montana Democrat who entered the Senate in December 1978, has served there longer than all but...

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Secretary of State John Kerry at The Nativity Store in Bethlehem on Nov. 6, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry at The Nativity Store in Bethlehem on Nov. 6, 2013.

Kerry Bears Gifts for Palestinians — and Shops at Manger Square

Secretary of State John Kerry played tourist for a few minutes today, after announcing $75 million in new U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority for “micro-infrastructure” projects. The money will go toward  road improvements and health centers, water systems, community...

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Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, during day three of the Democratic National Convention.

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Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, during day three of the Democratic National Convention.

Kerry’s Moment: A Listening Tour

John Kerry came to the back of the 2004 campaign plane, where some reporters were milling in the aisle. We were having a mundane conversation about the way we connect our traveling laptop computers with the home office. The lanky...

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