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EU agrees on new sanctions against Russia

EU agrees on new sanctions against Russia

BRUSSELS, July 29 (UPI) --The European Union has agreed on new economic sanctions against Russia that will be officially revealed Wednesday, E.U. sources confirmed.
Ed Adamczyk
Secretary Kerry meets with Ukrainian foreign minister

Secretary Kerry meets with Ukrainian foreign minister

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Tuesday with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the State Department in Washington, D.C.
JC Finley
Playground, hospital hit as Gaza war escalates

Playground, hospital hit as Gaza war escalates

JERUSALEM, July 28 (UPI) --Explosions at a Palestinian playground and near a Gaza City hospital ended an informal pause in hostilities in Gaza Monday.
Ed Adamczyk
Oil storage depot hit near Tripoli

Oil storage depot hit near Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya, July 28 (UPI) --The Libyan government said Monday it needed outside help to control new clashes in the capital, near where several oil storage tankers were hit by rocket fire.
Daniel J. Graeber
Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour ceasefire Saturday

Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour ceasefire Saturday

JERUSALEM, July 25 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brokers 12-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas on Saturday.
Danielle Haynes
Israeli cabinet rejects Kerry's cease-fire plan

Israeli cabinet rejects Kerry's cease-fire plan

JERUSALEM, July 25 (UPI) --The Israeli cabinet Friday rejected U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's peace plan in Gaza that called for a one-week humanitarian cease-fire.
Ed Adamczyk
Kerry to propose weeklong Gaza truce

Kerry to propose weeklong Gaza truce

CAIRO, July 25 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry proposed a Gaza peace plan that includes a one-week truce, an official involved in negotiations said Friday in Cairo.
Ed Adamczyk
U.S. applauds Idonesia's free and fair elections, losing candidate claims corruption

U.S. applauds Idonesia's free and fair elections, losing candidate claims corruption

JAKARTA, July 23 (UPI) --Indonesian former Army Gen. Prabowo Subianto said he will appeal Tuesday's presidential election results that announced his opponent, Joko Widodo, the winner.
JC Finley
Senate leaders want more Russian sanctions

Senate leaders want more Russian sanctions

MOSCOW, July 23 (UPI) --In light of Russia's stance on the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane, three U.S. Senators said broader sanctions on Russia's energy sector are warranted.
Daniel J. Graeber
Kerry arrives in Israel to push cease-fire initiative

Kerry arrives in Israel to push cease-fire initiative

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23 (UPI) --Secretary of State John Kerry is in Israel for peace talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
JC Finley
Jon Stewart shows why it's hard to talk about Gaza-Israel conflict

Jon Stewart shows why it's hard to talk about Gaza-Israel conflict

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) --Jon Stewart began "The Daily Show" Monday illustrating how people can't win for losing when they discuss the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
Aileen Graef
The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

Harlan Ullman: U.S. President Barack Obama and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron have a great deal in common, and come from the same generation.
Harlan Ullman
U.S. issues new travel warning for Israel

U.S. issues new travel warning for Israel

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --The State Department updated a travel warning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza on Tuesday, given the ongoing conflict between Israeli forces and Hamas.
JC Finley
U.S., U.N. question proportionality of Gaza conflict

U.S., U.N. question proportionality of Gaza conflict

CAIRO, July 22 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke at a joint press conference on Tuesday in Cairo regarding the situation in Gaza.
JC Finley
John Kerry caught on hot mic talking about conflict in Israel

John Kerry caught on hot mic talking about conflict in Israel

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) --John Kerry was confronted by Fox News' Chris Wallace after he was caught speaking on a hot mic about the conflict in Gaza as he was preparing for an interview.
Aileen Graef
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U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) (L) and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari speak at a joint press conferance at Chaklala Airbase in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on August 19, 2010. UPI/Sajjad Ali Qureshi
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John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, the 10th most senior U.S. Senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2004 presidential election, but lost to former President George W. Bush.

The son of an Army Air Corps serviceman, Kerry was born in Aurora, Colorado. He attended boarding school in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and went on to graduate from Yale University class of 1966, where he majored in political science. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1966 and, during 1968-1969, served a four-month tour of duty in South Vietnam as officer-in-charge (OIC) of a Swift Boat. For that service he was awarded several combat medals that include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts. After returning to the United States, Kerry joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War in which he served as a nationally recognized spokesperson and as an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam war. During that period, he appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs where he deemed his superiors to be "war criminals".

After graduating from Boston College Law School, Kerry worked as an Assistant District Attorney and co-founded a private firm. He served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts under Michael Dukakis from 1983 to 1985, where he worked on an early forerunner to the national Clean Air Act. He won a tight Democratic primary in 1984 for the U.S. Senate and was sworn in the following January. On the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he led a series of hearings from 1987 to 1989 which were a precursor to the Iran–Contra affair. He was an early backer of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but became a strong opponent of the subsequent war.

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