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February 27, 1999 | From Associated Press
Conceding that he might damage his party's chances to win the presidency if he were to run, Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) said Friday he will skip the 2000 presidential race. "My heart loves the battle. My heart loves these issues. My heart said, go out and fight for these things. My head said, the day after I make an announcement, I have to raise an exorbitant amount of money and do it all in 10 months," Kerry said at a news conference Friday.
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March 30, 2014 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. and Russian diplomats agreed Sunday to work with Ukrainian government officials to ease the crisis triggered by Russia's annexation of Crimea, but remained far apart on other key points after four hours of negotiations in Paris. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the meeting constructive. Lavrov's remarks suggested that Moscow may now be more willing to work with the interim Ukrainian government, which it has previously dismissed as illegitimate.
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March 1, 2013 | By Paul Richter and David Cloud
WASHINGTON -- When John Kerry's political foes complained in 2004 that he “looked French” and ordered Swiss cheese on his Philadelphia cheese steaks, the Democratic presidential nominee began keeping his affinities for Europe bien cache -- well hidden. But now that he is America's chief diplomat, snail eating comes with the job and Kerry's Europhilia is back with a vengeance. In his first trip to Europe as Secretary of State this week, Kerry spoke in French, German and Italian, warmed to discussions of European cuisines and lifestyles, and recited a Thomas Jefferson epigram -- in French.
NATIONAL
January 22, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, #{text}
Texas executed a Mexican citizen late Wednesday despite objections from Mexico, a former Texas governor and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Edgar Tamayo Arias, 46, was put to death at 9:32 p.m. Central time for killing a Houston police officer in 1994, according to Jason Clark, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Tamayo made no last statement, Clark said. Tamayo's attorneys fought until the last minute to save his life, appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of execution.
NATIONAL
June 15, 2003 | Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writer
Early one evening in the fall of 1984, John F. Kerry was flying home from a campaign stop in western Massachusetts when his helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing. An engine light signaled trouble, so the pilot touched down in an open field in Framingham just as Jerome Anderson was driving past. Anderson, a doctor, threw his yellow Volkswagen in reverse, backed up and called out, making sure none of the four passengers aboard the chopper was hurt.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2004 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
If ever a film seemed to come with the kind of expiration date you find on dairy products, "Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry" would appear to be it. But many of the things that look obvious about this new documentary turn out to be anything but. Directed by George Butler, a friend of the subject for 40 years, "Going Upriver" sounds as if it would be of interest only in its treatment of the recent brouhaha surrounding what happened in John F.
NEWS
August 12, 2004
Candidate's schedule -- A map in Monday's Section A with an article about Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry's cross-country tour indicated that he would campaign in Las Vegas on Monday. Kerry was in Arizona that day.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2004
Dave Grohl, Tenacious D and Liz Phair will give acoustic performances at a fundraising concert for Democratic presidential hopeful John F. Kerry at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday. Tickets and other information are available at www.johnkerryjuly6.com.
OPINION
August 22, 2004
During the 1960s the majority of our armed forces served in different parts of the world; Vietnam was just one arena. Does that make the soldiers who did not serve in Vietnam cowards? Sens. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and John F. Kerry seem to make that distinction. Let Kerry answer the questions posed by the Swift boat commanders. President Bush is not the one questioning his time in Vietnam. It is the Vietnam vets. Yolanda Colon Anaheim
NATIONAL
March 22, 2004 | From Associated Press
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry spent nearly as much as he raised last month and had little campaign cash left as March began, according to a monthly campaign finance report to the Federal Election Commission. The Massachusetts senator raised $8.4 million and spent nearly $8.3 million in February, beginning this month with $2.4 million in the bank, according to his report, filed Saturday. Kerry raised $41.4 million from the start of his campaign through last month.
WORLD
November 11, 2013 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - The United States and Iran traded heated accusations Monday over who was to blame for the failure of the latest international talks to limit Tehran's nuclear program, even as they insisted a deal remains possible. Secretary of State John F. Kerry said it was the Iranians, and not the French, whose last-minute objections Saturday stalled a preliminary deal that diplomats hoped would lead to a final settlement of the nuclear dispute after a decade of stalemate. "The French signed off on it, we signed off on it," Kerry said Monday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where he sought to reassure Arab allies about the nuclear negotiations.
WORLD
November 8, 2013 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other top Western diplomats flew to Geneva on Friday in the hope of completing an accord to freeze Iran's nuclear program, but the high-stakes diplomatic push ran into obstacles that dimmed prospects for a quick resolution after a decade-long stalemate. Instead of the expected signing ceremony Saturday, disappointed diplomats said they expect the talks to spill at least into next week. Diplomats declined to say why the deal has stalled, but the two sides are known to disagree about Iran's construction of a plutonium reactor, a possible route to a nuclear bomb.
WORLD
July 19, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders and Paul Richter
JERUSALEM - In a surprise announcement, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Friday night that he would host Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Washington as early as next week in a possible renewal of long-stalled peace talks. But Kerry's declaration seemed to catch both Israelis and Palestinians off guard. Neither side has yet publicly embraced Kerry's proposal for restarting talks and both have expressed reservations. Skeptics said that Kerry's pressure might bring the parties together in the same room but that chances for success would be slim if either side was a reluctant participant.
WORLD
May 23, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - Wrapping up his fourth Holy Land trip in three months, Secretary of State John F. Kerry voiced optimism Thursday that his low-profile campaign to relaunch U.S.-brokered peace talks is making headway. But although the top American diplomat is winning praise for persistence, Israeli and Palestinian officials privately say chances of success remain low and Kerry's effort has yielded no tangible results so far. Kerry, who held separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, said serious work was underway.
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | By Paul Richter and David Cloud
WASHINGTON -- When John Kerry's political foes complained in 2004 that he “looked French” and ordered Swiss cheese on his Philadelphia cheese steaks, the Democratic presidential nominee began keeping his affinities for Europe bien cache -- well hidden. But now that he is America's chief diplomat, snail eating comes with the job and Kerry's Europhilia is back with a vengeance. In his first trip to Europe as Secretary of State this week, Kerry spoke in French, German and Italian, warmed to discussions of European cuisines and lifestyles, and recited a Thomas Jefferson epigram -- in French.
NATIONAL
January 24, 2013 | By Paul Richter, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Sen. John F. Kerry pledged Thursday that as secretary of State he would de-emphasize the military role "thrust upon us" by Sept. 11, saying "we cannot afford a diplomacy that is defined by troops or drones or confrontation. " Appearing at his confirmation hearing before longtime colleagues on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Massachusetts Democrat said it was time to spotlight America's international efforts to promote human rights, fight disease and lift the world's poor.
NATIONAL
May 16, 2004
Presidential candidates are often showered with flowers, T-shirts, handwritten notes and other mementos. Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) even got a personalized rap song Wednesday, after an hourlong meeting with a dozen healthcare workers in Orlando, Fla.
NEWS
January 9, 2008
New Hampshire profile: A graphic accompanying an article in Tuesday's Section A about the candidates' final push for votes in New Hampshire reversed the percentages in showing results of the 2004 general election in that state. John F. Kerry got 50% of the vote, and George W. Bush got 49%.
NATIONAL
April 11, 2007 | Adam Schreck, Times Staff Writer
Three weeks ago, presidential hopeful-turned-documentary film star Al Gore brought some Oscar glamour to Capitol Hill as he testified about the perils of unchecked global warming, an issue gaining traction with both lawmakers and the public. On Tuesday, two other prominent politicians -- one a former presidential nominee, another toying with the idea of becoming one -- faced off before a packed house in an opulent Senate hearing room to discuss the same topic. During their two-hour debate, Sen.
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