Negotiations will focus on resolving some of the outstanding issues arising from the 2015 Paris climate accord, including rules for international carbon markets, harmonizing countries' time frames for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing aid to developing nations. Progress on all of those issues is seen as key to making the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, in November a success. However, due to concerns about the format, no official decisions are expected at the virtual talks that run until June 17.
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President-elect Joe Biden is set to introduce his national security team to the nation as he taps Obama administration alumni and other public-service veterans, signaling a shift from the Trump administration's "America First" policies and a return to U.S. global engagement.
Outside the realm of national security and foreign policy, Biden is expected to choose Janet Yellen as the first woman to become treasury secretary. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the Federal Reserve, the first woman in that position, and served from 2014 to 2018.
The six picks announced on Monday, almost all of them alumni of the Obama administration, represent a fundamental shift away from President Donald Trump's policies and personnel selections.
Jerry Davis won't watch the Ken Burns' documentary on the Vietnam War, he tells you. The bayonet scar still plainly shows on his eye.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham wants to cut off U.S. funding to the United Nations over the Security Council's treatment of Israel.
WASHINGTON — Stepping into a raging diplomatic argument, Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday staunchly defended the Obama administratio…
COLUMBIA — Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a farewell speech Wednesday in which he outlined his proposals for a peace settlement betwe…