Latest News Wires John Kerry meets with Iraqi PM to embrace unity to defeat IS militants

Kerry's trip marks the first high-level US meeting with newly sworn-in Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and it aimed to symbolize the Obama administration's support for Iraq nearly three years after US troops left the war-torn country. 

By , Associated Press

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With a new Iraqi government finally in place and a growing Mideast consensus on defeating insurgent threats, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Iraq's Shiite leader on Wednesday to quickly deliver more power to wary Sunnis — or jeopardize any hope of defeating the Islamic State group.