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    1. February 8, 2016

      US calls for tighter sanctions after N Korea rocket launch

      The US has ramped up pressure on China to impose new penalties on North Korea after Pyongyang on Sunday launched a...

    2. February 4, 2016

      World leaders pledge billions in aid for Syria

      World leaders gathered in London on Thursday pledged billions of dollars in aid for refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war,...

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    1. The President's New Challenge 2013

      Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
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    1. January 22, 2016

      John Kerry signals removal of some sanctions against Russia

      Some Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia could potentially be lifted within months, US secretary of state John...

    2. January 20, 2016

      John Kerry and Javad Zarif set an example in the Middle East

      They’re the odd couple in curious diplomatic harmony, two affable men who struck a relationship that transcended the...

    3. January 16, 2016

      Iran sanctions lifted

      Many of the international sanctions that have strangled the Iranian economy over the past decade have been lifted,...

    4. January 13, 2016

      Iran’s moderates ensure swift release of US sailors

      Iran has released two US patrol boats and 10 crew members who were taken into custody on Tuesday after Tehran said they...

    5. January 11, 2016

      Libya reaches most critical juncture since Gaddafi’s fall

      Libya’s descent into violence and instability over the past 18 months has brought a collapse in the country’s oil...

    6. January 8, 2016

      US pressures China over North Korea relationship

      The Obama administration told China on Thursday that its approach for dealing with North Korea had “not worked”, as...

    7. January 4, 2016

      US calls for restraint as Saudi-Iran tensions escalate

      The US called on Saudi Arabia and Iran to show restraint amid fears on Monday that the sharp escalation in tensions...

    8. December 18, 2015

      UN Security Council unites on Syria peace plan

      The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Friday that calls for a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war...

    9. December 18, 2015

      Kerry walks high wire in talks with Putin

      As the Syrian civil war drags in more countries, John Kerry is testing the limits of one of the most vexed issues in...

    10. December 15, 2015

      Climate deal: Carbon dated?

      If there was one sound that captured the frantic nature of the talks that led to the Paris climate change deal last...

    11. December 13, 2015

      Rome deal steps up pressure on Libyan rivals

      Top diplomatic powers endorsed a peace deal for Libya on Sunday aimed at the development of a national unity government...

    12. December 10, 2015

      Arab-Israel tension: Obstacles to peace

      A nondescript suburban traffic island, south of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, has become one of the most...

    13. December 9, 2015

      COP21: US adds weight to group pushing for strong climate deal

      The US has unexpectedly joined a large group of countries trying to isolate China and India in the tense home stretch...

    14. December 9, 2015

      John Kerry pledges to double climate finance

      John Kerry has moved to unblock global climate talks saying that the US will double climate finance to developing...

    15. December 8, 2015

      John Kerry implores business to invest in green tech

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, said the shift towards a lower carbon economy was among the “greatest economic...

    16. December 8, 2015

      Italy and US launch Libya peace push amid fears on Isis expansion

      Italy and the US are launching one of the most aggressive diplomatic efforts yet to end the civil war in Libya amid...

    17. December 6, 2015

      Palestinian Authority close to collapse, warns John Kerry

      John Kerry warned on Saturday of the potential collapse of the Palestinian Authority, which he said could leave...

    18. December 2, 2015

      Russia fumes over Nato invitation to Montenegro

      Nato on Wednesday invited Montenegro to join the north Atlantic military alliance, defying opposition from Moscow,...

    19. November 27, 2015

      Fabius relies on his clout in quest for Paris climate deal

      When world leaders gathered six years ago in Denmark to try to hammer out a deal to tackle climate change, they ended...

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      November 25, 2015

      Wholesale rethink of post-Arab Spring aid is long overdue

      On the day of the Paris terror attacks US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Tunisia, five years after the Arab...

    21. November 24, 2015

      States warn US climate plan is illegal

      State officials in West Virginia and Texas are sending a letter to the governments of China, India and other countries,...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      November 23, 2015

      John Kerry visits the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

      United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan points out some of the highlights of the...

    23. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2015

      A COP21 disturbance in the force

      In two weeks time, 195 delegations at COP21 will gather in Paris in an attempt to tackle climate change. The goal of...

    24. November 14, 2015

      Paris attacks: World powers agree to Syria elections push

      The US, Russia and other world powers agreed a timetable on Saturday for a political process that would lead to new...

    25. November 13, 2015

      US builds momentum in Isis campaign

      With the apparent killing by drone of “Jihadi John”, the masked British man in the Isis beheading videos, the Obama...

    26. November 12, 2015

      Friend or foe: Syria summit faces tough choices

      The foreign ministers meeting in Vienna this weekend to discuss Syria will wrestle with one of the most divisive...

    27. November 12, 2015

      Hollande rejects Kerry’s comments on Paris climate accord

      François Hollande, ​the French president, has hit back at ​comments by US secretary of state ​John Kerry that the...

    28. November 11, 2015

      Paris climate deal will not be a legally binding treaty

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, has warned that December’s Paris climate change talks will not deliver a “treaty”...

    29. November 6, 2015

      Barack Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline plan

      President Barack Obama has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline in a victory for environmentalists, who campaigned against...

    30. November 4, 2015

      Washington rebuffs Keystone XL suspension plea

      The Obama administration has knocked back an effort by the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline to take the project...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      November 3, 2015

      Waiting for John Kerry

      National guards wait for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to arrive for a meeting with the Tajik President Emomali...

    32. November 2, 2015

      US investors trail rivals as Cuba opens up to trade and commerce

      Chinese and British developers are building luxury golf resorts. Mexico and other countries are investing in a...

    33. October 30, 2015

      US to send special forces to fight on the ground in Syria

      The US is to send special operations forces to fight on the ground in Syria, potentially pitching American soldiers...

    34. October 29, 2015

      Syria’s external protagonists search for ‘course out of hell’

      Last week’s tentative diplomatic summit on Syria resumes on Friday in Vienna, with a key difference: the presence for...

    35. October 29, 2015

      Paris climate conference is a rare opportunity — grab it

      In just over a month, the US and virtually every other country on our planet will gather in Paris with the common cause...

    36. October 28, 2015

      Iran agrees to join Vienna summit on Syria crisis

      Iran is to join this week’s Vienna summit on Syria in a long-sought diplomatic breakthrough that convenes a formal...

    37. October 25, 2015

      Cameras planned for Jerusalem holy site in bid to defuse Mideast tensions

      Israel has agreed to install cameras streaming round-the-clock video coverage of the sensitive Jerusalem holy site that...

    38. October 19, 2015

      US signs declaration to help Spain clean up hydrogen bomb site

      The US has agreed to help with the final clean-up of the notorious Palomares crash site in southern Spain, where four...

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