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Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week: US official

Talks on curbing Iran’s nuclear program have made substantial progress, a senior US official said on Friday as the White House braced for an onslaught of criticism next week from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

US sets out `bottom lines` for Iran nuclear deal

 The United States on Friday set out what it called its "bottom lines" to reach a deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program, ahead of new talks next week.

U.S., Cuba hold more talks, no date yet for diplomatic ties

Cuban and U.S. officials held a second round of talks toward normalising ties on Friday, and the Cuban delegation said "good progress" was made, but the two sides did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic ties that Washington severed 54 years ago.

US `unwavering` in protecting gay rights: Kerry

 Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday the United States was "unwavering" in its commitment to protecting homosexuals worldwide, as he introduced Washington`s first envoy for gay rights.

Kerry blasts Venezuela's 'egregious behaviour'

US Secretary of State John Kerry has blasted the Venezuelan government's "egregious behavior" and promised the speedy implementation of recent sanctions against the crisis-hit country.

Kerry blasts Venezuela`s `egregious behaviour`

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday blasted the Venezuelan government`s "egregious behaviour" and promised the speedy implementation of recent sanctions against the crisis-hit country.

First death-free day of Ukraine ceasefire, but US sees no compliance

A UN-backed ceasefire showed signs of finally taking hold in Ukraine on Wednesday, with no deaths reported on the front for the first time since the truce took effect 10 days ago.

Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear talks

A key player in Congress' foreign policymaking posture pressed Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday about sensitive nuclear talks with Iran, saying Tehran is stonewalling international inspectors about its past work on an atomic bomb.

Neither Russia or Ukraine rebels 'close' to meeting truce: US

Russia and pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine remain far from meeting the terms of a tattered ceasefire deal, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.

John Kerry to address UN rights council in Geneva Monday: UN

US Secretary of State John Kerry will address the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next week, the UN said Wednesday, confirming he will be in Switzerland as new Iran nuclear talks kick off.

Russia is lying when it denies its troops are in Ukraine: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday Russia was lying when it said there are no Russian troops or equipment in Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting government troops.

Russia has lied about its activities in Ukraine: John Kerry
Russia has lied about its activities in Ukraine: John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Russia has repeatedly lied to him about its activities in Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting national forces.

US has strengthened ties with India: John Kerry

The US has strengthened its ties with India through constant diplomacy and the exchange of historic visits by heads of government, enhancing cooperation particularly in the fields of economy, security, science and clean energy, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

Kerry says will know soon if US, Iran can reach nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he expected to know soon whether Iran is willing to agree to a nuclear deal, and he appeared to take a swipe at Israel`s prime minister over the issue.

Iran `contributed` to collapse of Yemen government: Kerry

Iran`s support for Shiite rebels in Yemen "contributed" to the militia`s takeover of Yemen and the collapse of the government, top US diplomat John Kerry said Tuesday.

Fresh round of nuclear talks with Iran next week: US

A new round of negotiations between global powers and Iran over Tehran's contentious nuclear programme will take place next week in Switzerland, the US said on Monday after Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart held marathon talks to resolve outstanding issues.

Iran sees progress but `long road` ahead in nuclear talks

Talks with world powers on Tehran`s disputed nuclear programme have made progress but significant work remains for a final deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.

World powers, Iran may continue N-talks in coming weeks

Representatives of six major powers and Iran will continue talks over the Islamic republic`s nuclear programme in the coming weeks, European Union (EU) spokeswoman Catherine Ray said Monday.

Kerry, Zarif hold nuclear talks as deadline looms

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart today took a walk by Lake Geneva and then began intense talks here on Tehran's nuclear programme to remove the "significant gaps" that remain ahead of a key deadline.

US, allies discuss new sanctions, Obama weighs next steps on Ukraine: Kerry

The United States and its European allies are in talks about harsher sanctions against Moscow, while US President Barack Obama will evaluate next steps in dealing with the conflict in eastern Ukraine in coming days, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.