Kerry changes course on way back from Mideast, to return to Europe for Ukraine talks


SHANNON, Ireland - Halfway home from Saudi Arabia, US Secretary of State John Kerry has abruptly changed course and will stay in Europe for talks on Ukraine.


Flying from Riyadh to Shannon, Ireland, for a refueling stop on Saturday, Kerry decided to turn his plane around and will now travel to Paris for a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov likely on Monday. Kerry had already been due to return to Europe on Tuesday for a meeting with NATO foreign ministers. (AP)


First published: 03.29.14, 17:01