Kerry: US to Work Closely With Allies Over Surveillance Concerns
morning food sales declined 2.2% to $883 million in the quarter ending Sept. 28, Kellogg said. Its U.S. snacks sales also declined, falling 2.4% to $886 million in the third quarter. Kellogg is not alone in suffering revenue drops amid a poor economy. Other food companies such as Kraft Foods Inc. have struggled to get customers to spend more money at the grocery store. Michigan-based Kellogg said its plan to cut costs will include consolidating its supply-chain structure and eliminating excess capacity. “We are making the difficult decisions necessary to address structural cost-saving opportunities which will enable us to increase investment in our core markets and in opportunities for future growth,” said John Bryant, Kellogg’s chief executive.
eavesdropping as Washington and its European allies are all trying to balance the protection and privacy of their citizens. “Ultimately if we get it right, which we will, we can not only alleviate concerns but we can actually strengthen our intelligence relationships going forward, and we can all be more secure and safer as a result as well as protecting the privacy of citizens,” he said. The spy scandal began with documents released by former U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden alleging that the United States collects records of domestic e-mails and telephone calls as well as the cell phone and Internet activities of individuals overseas. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks during a press conference after talks with Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, right, in Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 5, 2013. x U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaks during a press conference after talks with Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, right, in Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 5, 2013. Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski says he and Kerry agreed on closer cooperation between their intelligence services. “It is also vital to make sure that our rights and regulations and procedures keep up with the technological progress so that our citizens can feel safe and the alliances are not threatened, are not overburdened by such incidents as this case of Mr. Snowden,” he said. Sikorski and Kerry also discussed efforts to end Syria’s civil war, with the Polish foreign minister saying a negotiated settlement is the only answer. “We think that this is the last chance, the last resort for Syria and for its citizens,” he said. The official Syrian news agency quotes Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi as saying President Bashar al-Assad’s government will not take part in talks on a transitional government if those talks are designed to remove the president from power. Syrian opposition groups are refusing to join those talks unless the president agrees to step down. Kerry says Assad has lost all legitimacy, but he still expects the current government in Damascus to take part. “I hope that the Syrian government and the Russians and Iranians and others who support the Syrian regime will make certain that the Syrian regime will live up to its obligation to come to Geneva to negotiate a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Syria,” he said. U.S.