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Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

U.S. To Amp Up NATO Presence Against Russia

Saturday, February 06, 2016

The Obama administration is planning to sharply increase spending on U.S. forces in Europe to train near NATO's eastern edge. Russia's neighbors are pleased.

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Obama To Host Colombian President Ahead Of Historic Peace Deal

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visits the White House at a time when his country is on the verge of a historic peace deal with leftist rebels known as the FARC.

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Freed Journalist Jason Rezaian Thanks Colleagues At 'Washington Post'

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Now out of an Iranian prison, Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian thanked his colleagues on Thursday for working for his freedom.

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U.S. Begins Implementation Of New Limits On Visa Waiver Program

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The State Department has released details of new limits on the visa waiver program, which allows people from 38 countries to fast-track their travel to the U.S.

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As U.S. Hands Down New Sanctions On Iran, Will Goodwill Be Short-Lived?

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The U.S. imposed new sanctions on Iran just hours after three Americans released as part of a prisoner swap made their way to Europe. What does this spell for relations between the two countries?

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Iran Swaps Prisoners With U.S., Reaches Implementation Day On Nuclear Deal

Saturday, January 16, 2016

On a day that sanctions were lifted on Iran, for its compliance with last July's international nuclear agreement, Iran also released five American prisoners. The U.S. released seven Iranians, as well.

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Iranian Release Of Prisoners May Be Part Of Broader Deal To Lift Sanctions

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Vienna this morning, and Iranian state media are reporting the release of four Iranian-American prisoners. It may be part of a deal with Iran to lift sanctions.

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Aid Groups Confronted With Syria's Starvation Tactics

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The UN secretary general has describing the use of starvation by the warring sides in Syria as a "war crime." The UN met on the matter today.

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Secretary Kerry Highlights Diplomacy In Freeing U.S. Sailors Held By Iran

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry addressed relations with Iran on Wednesday after the release of 10 U.S. sailors who were held for several hours when they drifted into Iranian waters.

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State Of The Union Guest Calls On U.S. To Free Americans Jailed In Iran

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The sister of one former U.S. Marine, who is languishing in an Iranian jail, will be in the audience at the State of the Union Tuesday. She tells NPR what she is hoping to hear from President Obama.

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Global Leaders Look To China In Response To North Korea Nuclear Test

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

North Korea claims to have conducted a hydrogen bomb test. Diplomats are working on more sanctions in order to pressure North Korea to change course.

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U.S. Declines To Play Referee In Saudi Arabia, Iran Dispute

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The State Department says the U.S. is not going to be the "referee" in the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Iran, but their dispute threatens U.S. goals in the region.

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U.S. Businesses Look To Cuba, But See Limited Opportunities So Far

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Restrictions may be falling away, but there are no signs yet that commerce between the countries is about to take off. U.S. agriculture sales to Cuba are actually down, while American tourism is up.

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Iran Sanctions Could Be Lifted As Soon As January

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The country has been dismantling parts of its nuclear program more quickly than many expected. When international inspectors confirm Iran has met its obligations, many sanctions will be lifted.

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John Kerry Is Definitely A Secretary Of State On The Move

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

John Kerry is on the path to log more miles than any secretary of State in history. Kerry's reason for all that travel is his firm belief in face-to-face diplomacy.

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Secretary Of State Kerry Works To Focus Global Leaders On Syria

Friday, December 18, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry tries to keep up the momentum in talks to resolve the civil war in Syria. Nearly 20 countries are meeting in New York to plan for peace talks expected next month.

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Review: U.N. Failed To Respond To Abuse Allegations In Central African Republic

Friday, December 18, 2015

Nearly two years ago, there were allegations from young children at a camp where they were supposed to be protected from war. They said French peacekeepers offered them food in exchange for sex acts.

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U.N. Security Council Calls For Crackdown On ISIS Funding Streams

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The U.N. Security Council meets for the first time on the subject of how to clamp down on the various ways ISIS raises money — from oil sales to extortion.

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One Year After Pledge To Fix Relations, U.S. Continues Diplomatic Dance With Cuba

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

It has been a year since President Obama and Raul Castro set relations on a new course. The U.S. and Cuba now have reopened embassies, but they're still testing each other on key disputes.

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U.S., Cuba Begin Negotiating Billions Of Dollars In Financial Claims

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The U.S. and Cuba begin talks on one of the thorniest issues between them: financial claims dating back to the Cuban revolution.

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