Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused the West on Friday of plotting to control Ukraine and said the pro-Russian insurgents in the southeast would lay down their arms only if the Ukrainian government clears out the Maidan protest camp in the capital Kiev.
U.S. and Europe are threatening economic and political consequences if Russia does not stand down in Ukraine.
55 percent of Americans give the secretary of state a favorable rating.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Paris this week to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to continue his push for an outline for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Abu Dhabi Monday for discussions with Emirati officials on the deteriorating situation in Syria, nuclear talks with Iran and the Middle East peace process.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ramping up criticism of Syrian President Bashar Assad, calling him a “one-man super-magnet for terrorism” who could be responsible for the disintegration of Syria.
At the start of Syrian peace talks, Secretary of State Kerry promises Syria a future without Bashar Assad.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted his Palestinian partner in peace-making efforts on Thursday, accusing him of embracing terrorists “as heroes,” harsh words that clouded the start of Secretary of State John Kerry’s tenth trip to the region to negotiate a peace deal he claims is “not mission impossible.”
Critics say the U.S. is lagging behind Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Canada and Denmark in securing Arctic Ocean rights.
34 bodies were found as U.N. officials look for evidence of ethnic killings in the country as violence increases.