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    1. May 31, 2015

      John Kerry cancels Europe tour after bicycle crash in France

      John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has cancelled the remainder of his European diplomatic tour after breaking his leg in...

    2. May 27, 2015

      Tony Blair to step down as Middle East envoy next month

      Tony Blair will step down as Middle East envoy next month, bringing to an end a controversial eight-year role that made him...

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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. May 25, 2015

      The US can talk to Vladimir Putin and stay firm on Ukraine

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, has long enjoyed a reputation for being an indefatigable diplomat, engaging in shuttle...

    2. May 20, 2015

      US patrols of South China Sea a ‘positive step’

      Pentagon plans to consider military patrols near disputed islands claimed by China in the South China Sea have won the...

    3. May 20, 2015

      Only high-level talks can penetrate the fog of war

      Has Vladimir Putin scored a diplomatic victory against the Obama administration? Until last week, Washington was...

    4. May 16, 2015

      China and US seek to defuse maritime tensions

      China and the US sought to defuse growing tensions over land reclamation projects in the South China Sea on Saturday, with...

    5. May 11, 2015

      John Kerry set for first Moscow visit since start of Ukraine war

      John Kerry is to visit Moscow on Tuesday for the first time since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis that left relations...

    6. May 8, 2015

      Saudi Arabia announces 5-day ceasefire in Yemen

      The US and the Saudi-led coalition announced a five-day ceasefire in Yemen beginning on May 12 as diplomatic efforts to end...

    7. April 27, 2015

      US-Japan defence pact aims to check China

      The US and Japan signed defence agreements on Monday that allow for greater co-operation between their militaries at a time...

    8. April 14, 2015

      Obama agrees compromise with Congress on Iran vote

      Congress looks likely to have a chance to reject a final nuclear deal with Iran after a Senate committee unanimously...

    9. FT Alphaville

      April 14, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here Russia lifted its self-imposed ban on selling an advanced air-defence systems to...

    10. April 10, 2015

      US and Cuba hold highest level meeting in over 50 years

      US secretary of state John Kerry and Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez have held talks in Panama ahead of the...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      April 1, 2015

      Room with a view

      US Secretary of State John Kerry looks at the view of Lake Geneva from his hotel room as the Iran nuclear talks continue, in...

    12. March 31, 2015

      Diplomats struggle to salvage Iran nuclear deal

      Talks to secure a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have limped on past their scheduled deadline as negotiators try...

    13. March 24, 2015

      Q&A: Iran nuclear talks

      The Iran nuclear talks are an international diplomatic effort to permanently restrict Tehran’s ability to build a nuclear...

    14. March 15, 2015

      Assad must come to negotiating table, says Kerry

      The US is reasserting its willingness to negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to end the conflict in Syria...

    15. March 15, 2015

      Tony Blair poised to step back from Middle East peace envoy role

      Tony Blair is preparing to step back from his role as a Middle East peace envoy as the US and Europe review policy options...

    16. March 15, 2015

      Washington dispute clouds Iran talks

      A row between the White House and Republicans over nuclear negotiations with Iran intensified over the weekend as...

    17. March 15, 2015

      Iran talks leave Sunni Arabs fretting about Tehran’s influence

      The effrontery with which Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, and his Republican partisans in the US Congress, have...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      March 11, 2015

      War and peace on Capitol Hill

      Police remove a protester holding a sign as US Secretary of State John Kerry testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations...

    19. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2015

      Egypt cuts top tax rate as it seeks to charm foreign investors

      Days ahead of hosting a high-profile international investment conference, Egypt has announced it is slashing its top tax...

    20. beyondbrics

      March 9, 2015

      Guest post: diplomatic obfuscation aside, 10 reasons why the ceasefire in Ukraine is a myth

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta One of the most challenging tasks faced by journalists writing on international...

    21. March 5, 2015

      John Kerry reassures nervous Gulf allies on Iran nuclear deal

      The US is not seeking a “grand bargain” with Iran, John Kerry, US secretary of state, said in Riyadh on Thursday as he...

    22. March 3, 2015

      Bibi’s misleading Congress clapometer

      If you measure Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance by the applause, his speech to the US Congress hit the mark. Judged by its...

    23. March 1, 2015

      John Kerry defends Iran diplomacy as Israeli PM heads for US

      The Obama administration insisted on Sunday that diplomacy with Iran deserved “the benefit of the doubt”, as Benjamin...

    24. February 21, 2015

      US and allies discuss new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

      LONDON, February 21 — The US and its allies are discussing imposing more sanctions against Russia for undermining a...

    25. February 19, 2015

      Iran and west narrow gap in nuclear talks

      World powers and Iran are making “significant” progress towards a deal to curb Tehran’s ability to build an atomic bomb — so...

    26. February 8, 2015

      Munich conference highlights splits over arming Ukraine

      Ukraine dominates Munich Security Conference Nothing at this weekend’s Munich Security Conference generated so much debate...

    27. February 5, 2015

      Western leaders launch new round of diplomacy in Ukraine

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande are to visit Kiev and Moscow, accelerating diplomatic...

    28. January 23, 2015

      Sunshine and blue skies create climate tragedy for reinsurers

      “Global climate change is already violently affecting communities not just across India but around the world . . . costing...

    29. January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015: Spectre of Isis haunts Middle East debate

      There was something symbolic about the warmth of the reception afforded to Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the president...

    30. January 22, 2015

      Oil drop ‘disastrous’ for anti-Isis fight

      The collapse in the oil price has had “disastrous” consequences for the fight against Isis, Haider al-Abadi, Iraq’s prime...

    31. January 22, 2015

      Rightwing Hindus stir up ‘battle of the babies’ in India

      A telling photograph featuring John Kerry, US secretary of state, was published in India this month when he visited a Ford...

    32. January 13, 2015

      US seeks wider Pakistan push against extremists

      US secretary of state John Kerry on Tuesday praised Pakistan’s military operations against Taliban militants while urging a...

    33. December 16, 2014

      Palestinians push for UN deadline on Israeli withdrawal

      Palestinians are preparing for a confrontation with Israel and the US over a proposal for the UN Security Council to set a...

    34. December 6, 2014

      Hostages killed in Yemen rescue attempt

      An American journalist and a South African teacher who were being held by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen were killed during an...

    35. The A-List

      November 25, 2014

      Even an imperfect Iran nuclear deal is worth pursuing

      The nuclear talks involving Iran and the P5+1 countries – the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany as well as the...

    36. November 24, 2014

      John Kerry appeals for patience as Iran talks extended by seven months

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, said diplomatic efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear programme had “earned the benefit of the...

    37. November 23, 2014

      Iran nuclear talks deadlocked as deadline looms

      As talks over Iran’s nuclear programme near their Monday night deadline, negotiators in Vienna from six world powers and the...

    38. November 21, 2014

      Diplomats eye interim Iran agreement as final deal talks stall

      Diplomats meeting in Vienna are working on a temporary, broad-brush agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme after efforts to...

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