Michele Kelemen

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Amid U.S. Calls For Release, American Pastor Remains Behind Bars In Turkey

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Andrew Brunson has been in a Turkish jail on terrorism charges, which his family says are "totally false." Vice President Pence has said the case is a high priority for the Trump administration.


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Meets Russia's Putin At The Kremlin

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Trump administration has now come around to the thinking that there is no future for Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, but the United Nations envoy has been struggling to negotiate a solution to this long running war.


Tillerson's Moscow Visit Is Overshadowed By U.S. Strikes On Syria

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to Moscow has gotten more difficult. The trip originally was to explore cooperation between the 2 countries but it's likely to be dominated by events in Syria.


U.N. Holds Emergency Session After U.S. Airstrikes Against Syria

Friday, April 07, 2017

A day after the US conducted a missile strike on Syria in response to an apparent chemical attack, the United Nations met in emergency session. The US blamed Russia for protecting the Syrian regime.


Trump Welcomes Egypt's Sissi To Washington In Reboot Of Bilateral Ties

Monday, April 03, 2017

President Trump hosts Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the White House Monday. The Obama administration never invited Sissi to Washington out of concerns over his human rights record.


Activists For Egyptian Political Prisoners Monitor Sisi's U.S. Visit

Monday, April 03, 2017

As President Fattah al-Sisi meets President Trump, Egyptians in exile and in jail wonder if the U.S. cares about human rights. They don't want Trump to turn a blind eye to Egypt's political prisoners.


Nikki Haley Calls For Cuts In U.N. Peacekeeping Funding

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is making the case for deep cuts to the peacekeeping budget. That includes in the largest U.N. operation, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Bodies Of U.N. Employees Found In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Earlier this month, two U.N. investigators went missing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now the U.N. confirms their bodies have been found. Human rights groups are demanding answers.


Tillerson: Defeating ISIS 'No. 1 Goal' for U.S., But Others Should Do More

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is hosting officials from 68 countries to discuss how best to take on ISIS. "As a coalition we are not in the business of nation-building or reconstruction," he said.


Secretary Of State Tillerson Plans To Visit Russia But Skip NATO Meeting In April

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is skipping a NATO meeting, but he is planning to travel to Russia next month. His travel schedule is raising alarms in Europe.


Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Calls For New Approach To North Korea

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says 20 years of U.S. efforts have failed to stop the North Korean nuclear program. He's trying to come up with a new approach.


Trump Meets Saudi Prince In Effort To Improve Relations

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Saudi Arabia says it has an "exceptionally warm" relationship with the Trump administration. Under Trump, the U.S. restored military sales that were held up over concerns of the high civilian toll in Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen.


Rex Tillerson Travels To Asia Amid North Korea Tensions

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Asia for a 4-day visit to Japan, South Korea and China. The trip comes at a tense time in the region as North Korea test fires missiles and the U.S. installs an anti-missile defense system in South Korea.


Syrian Children Facing 'Toxic Stress'

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The aid group Save the Children has been looking into the mental health of young Syrians and its findings are alarming.


Worries Grow As Top Posts Remain Vacant At State Department

Friday, March 10, 2017

The administration has cleared out the State Department's top echelons. Congress is noticing the vacuum. So are other countries: Mexico's visiting foreign secretary went straight to the White House.


U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Says 'All Options On Table' With North Korea

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations rejected China's suggestion that the U.S. and South Korea would suspend military drills if North Korea suspends its missile testing. Ambassador Nikki Haley says "all options" are on the table to deal with North Korea.


State Department Holds First Briefing Since Trump's Inauguration

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The State Department holds its first briefing since Trump was inaugurated. This has been the longest break in the history of briefings.


Sessions Revelations Put 'Quiet, Behind-The-Scenes' Russian Envoy In Spotlight

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Jeff Sessions, now attorney general, met twice last year with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's U.S. ambassador. This has raised more questions about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.


Experts Warn Against Planned Cuts To U.S. Foreign Assistance

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Trump administration plans major cuts to U.S. foreign assistance. Experts say that's dangerous for America.


Repeal Of Anti-Corruption Rule May Hurt National Security, Critics Warn

Monday, February 27, 2017

The repealed Securities and Exchange Commission rule required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose overseas payments. It was meant to promote transparency in countries riddled with corruption.