Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Samantha Power: U.S. Needs U.N. Help Before Threats Come Home To Roost

Monday, January 16, 2017

Known for writing a book that is often required reading for diplomats, U.S. ambassador Samantha Power grapples with her own Problem from Hell that is the war in Syria.

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Human Rights Groups Respond To Obama Administration Lifting Sanctions Against Sudan

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Obama administration is easing sanctions on Sudan, saying that country is helping on counter terrorism. Human rights groups call the move inexplicable.

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Rex Tillerson Questioned About Trump's Ties To Russia In Confirmation Hearing

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state faced tough questioning at his confirmation hearing particularly over Trump's ties to Russia. Nominee Rex Tillerson had deep dealings with Russia as former chairman of ExxonMobil.

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Senate Panel To Evaluate Whether An Oilman Can Be A Good Statesman

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Trump's pick as America's top diplomat is to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senators are expected to question former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson about his views on Russia.

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Lawmakers Prepare For Tough Confirmation Battle For Rex Tillerson

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Lawmakers have lots of questions for Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. The former ExxonMobil CEO has done business around the world, including with Russian President Putin.

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Trump Team Denies Obama Envoys Extensions Past Inauguration Day

Friday, January 06, 2017

The Trump transition team has told politically appointed foreign ambassadors they have to vacate their post by Inauguration Day. In a memo, the order said there would be no extensions.

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Rex Tillerson Cuts Ties With Exxon Mobil In Advance Of Confirmation Hearings

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to become U.S. secretary of state is in line to receive a $180 million retirement package.

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Global Powers' Commitment To Intervene In Genocides May Be Waning

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The U.N. endorsed the "Responsibility to Protect" doctrine in 2005, calling on world powers to stop atrocities. But the secretary general says there's no longer global solidarity on the agreement.

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U.N. Rejects U.S. Calls For Sanctions On South Sudan

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The United Nations has sounded the alarm about a potential genocide in South Sudan, but the Security Council couldn't muster the votes needed to impose an arms embargo.

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U.S. Abstains On U.N. Security Council Vote Condemning Israeli Settlements

Friday, December 23, 2016

The U.S. broke from previous practice and allowed the United Nations Security Council to pass a resolution condemning Israeli settlements. It's a heated political point drawing criticism by Israel of the Obama administration, which sees settlements as a hindrance to peace efforts.

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U.N. Worries South Sudan Is On The Brink Of Genocide

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

U.N. officials have sounded alarms about a potential genocide in South Sudan's civil war. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. gives graphic examples, but says diplomats are "sitting on our hands."

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U.N. Security Council Votes To Send Observers To Eastern Aleppo

Monday, December 19, 2016

The U.N. Security Council voted to send observers to Aleppo, but they may be late as chaotic evacuations continue from the besieged Syrian city.

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How Diplomacy Time And Again Failed To Stop The Carnage In Syria

Saturday, December 17, 2016

There are many losers in the war in Syria, and some critics say that includes the U.S. and its credibility. For years, the U.S. has tried — and failed — to stop the killing.

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5 Fact Checks From President Obama's News Conference

Friday, December 16, 2016

President Obama gave one of his final news conferences as president on Friday. Here, NPR reporters provide context on five different Obama quotes.

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Trump To Nominate Bankruptcy Attorney As U.S. Ambassador To Israel

Friday, December 16, 2016

Donald Trump will take the oath of office five weeks from Friday. He has almost completely filled out his Cabinet and White House staff. His latest pick, David Friedman, is grabbing headlines.

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Aleppo Horrors Will Help Define Modern Evil, U.S. Ambassador Power Says

Thursday, December 15, 2016

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power says "Aleppo will join the ranks of those events in world history that define modern evil." Russia accuses the U.S. of spreading "fake news."

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For Trump's Top Diplomat, Questions Loom About Conflicts Of Interest

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Exxon Mobil's Rex Tillerson will likely have to divest from his vast holdings in the energy giant to become secretary of state. But even that may not address concerns about conflicts of interest.

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Trump Picks Rex Tillerson To Lead The State Department

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

In a statement early Tuesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump announced that ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is his choice to become secretary of state, the country's top diplomat.

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Reports: Trump Leaning Toward ExxonMobil CEO For Secretary Of State

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Rex Tillerson, a 64-year-old oil executive, has no government experience. His longtime ties to Russia, including President Vladimir Putin, are already drawing scrutiny from critics.

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Fears Of Genocide In The World's Newest Nation

Friday, December 09, 2016

There are fears of a genocide in South Sudan, a country just five years old. Activists say the world is ignoring the crisis as the United Nations and the U.S. go through leadership transitions.

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