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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

Kerry, McCain: Battle of the Nominees

When two decorated Vietnam War veterans, both winners of their parties’ nominations for president — and both losers of the general election — square off over differences in foreign policy, a war of political nerve might ensue. It did at...

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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz presents a jersey to President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington on April 1, 2014.

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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz presents a jersey to President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington on April 1, 2014.

Kerry: ‘Most Bipartisan Moment in Washington in Recent Memory’

Sure, Secretary of State John Kerry has been a frenetic traveler the past two weeks: Seeing Pope Francis at the Vatican,  sparring diplomatically with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris, patching up relations with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia,...

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Ambassador to Algeria Henry Ensher (2nd L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) walk alongside Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra (4th R), Algerian Ambassador to the U.S. Abdallah Baali (3rd R), and Director General for the Americas at the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahcene Boukhalfa (2nd R), as they review an Algerian Honour Guard upon their arrival in Algiers, Algeria, on April 2, 2014.

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Ambassador to Algeria Henry Ensher (2nd L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) walk alongside Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra (4th R), Algerian Ambassador to the U.S. Abdallah Baali (3rd R), and Director General for the Americas at the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahcene Boukhalfa (2nd R), as they review an Algerian Honour Guard upon their arrival in Algiers, Algeria, on April 2, 2014.

Kerry to Middle East: ‘Just Do It’

In Algeria, proud of its World Cup qualification, soccer is on the minds of a lot of young people. Which offered a visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a chance to make a metaphorical diplomatic pitch — at  a...

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Britain's Prince Harry and British socialite Cressida Bonas watch the match during the Six Nations International rugby Union match between England and Wales on March 9, 2014.

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Britain's Prince Harry and British socialite Cressida Bonas watch the match during the Six Nations International rugby Union match between England and Wales on March 9, 2014.

UK Pecking Order: American Ambassador Atop Top 5

Look who’s grabbed the top spots on The Tatler List,  a guide to the U.K’s at-the-moment social pecking order compiled by The Tatler, a glossy magazine that Condé Nast Publications presents as an arbiter of fashion, lifestyle trends, and high...

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Amman on March 26, 2014.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Amman on March 26, 2014.

Kerry’s Vatican Shuttle Flies Before Sunrise

Updated at 6:50 am EDT, March 27 Secretary of State John Kerry flew from Rome to Amman, Jordan, for dinner and talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The last-minute schedule shift headed off a potential breakdown in Israeli-Palestinian peace...

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

Kerry, Cruz, Crist: Gridiron Collision

Put John Kerry on stage with one of the three senators who opposed his confirmation as secretary of state and an erstwhile Republican famous for hugging President Barack Obama, and you have Gridiron, an evening of  pointed humor at the...

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Secretary of State John Kerry, center, Oleksandr Turchynov, Parliament Speaker and Ukraine's interim President, left, and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Kiev on March 4, 2014.

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Secretary of State John Kerry, center, Oleksandr Turchynov, Parliament Speaker and Ukraine's interim President, left, and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Kiev on March 4, 2014.

Kerry: ‘Nothing Strong About What Russia is Doing’

Secretary of State John Kerry has seen the barriers, the barbed wire and the bullet holes in the Kiev square where government forces fired on protesters — “people who put themselves on the line for the future of Ukraine.” “It...

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A visitor passes a large electronic screen displaying stock price information at the OAO Moscow Exchange in Russia.

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A visitor passes a large electronic screen displaying stock price information at the OAO Moscow Exchange in Russia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 11%

Russia’s stock market plunged 11 percent yesterday, the biggest drop in more than five years. Moscow’s Micex index fell 155.90 points to 1288.81, the largest drop since November 2008, Stephen Kirkland and Callie Bost reported for Bloomberg News yesterday. “The...

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