Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Tillerson Travels To U.N. To Discuss Issues Involving North Korea

Friday, December 15, 2017

The secretary of state goes to the U.N. on Friday, just days after he offered to talk to North Korea with no preconditions. That would represent a change in approach for the Trump administration.

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Tillerson Says He Would Meet With North Koreans, Even Without Denuclearization Talks

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. would negotiate with North Korea without demanding that the country first agree to nuclear disarmament.

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Tillerson Wants To Start Talks With North Korea With No Conditions

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The secretary of state said Tuesday the U.S. would be willing to open negotiations without requiring North Korea to agree beforehand to give up its nuclear weapons program.

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Secretary Of State Tillerson Holds Town Hall At State Department

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has been trying to push back against reports that he's gutting the State Department, addressed his employees in a rare town hall on Tuesday. Tillerson spoke about foreign policy changes and department reform plans, including a promise to streamline security clearances.

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U.N. Peacekeeping Force Suffers Deadly Attack In Eastern Congo

Friday, December 08, 2017

Insurgents attacked U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo, killing 14 and wounding scores more. It was the deadliest attack on U.N. peacekeepers in recent memory.

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U.N. Peacekeepers Killed In Congo Firefight

Friday, December 08, 2017

The United Nations says 14 U.N. peacekeepers are dead and at least 50 others have been injured in an attack Thursday in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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U.S Wants Peacekeeping Force In Ukraine-Russia Dispute

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Ukraine needs an international peacekeeping force to patrol its border with Russia. The Kremlin has a different idea of where it would be placed and operate.

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News Brief: GOP Tax Plan, Tillerson's Future At State, Kate Steinle Case

Friday, December 01, 2017

Republican senators are huddling to work through a number of complicated issues in the tax bill. Plus we look at Rex Tillerson's future at the State Department.

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Trump Administration Sending Mixed Messages About Secretary Of State Tillerson

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rumors are continuing to circle that President Trump may oust his Secretary of State in the coming weeks. This at a time when his administration is sending mixed messages on North Korea and other big challenges.

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Secretary Of State Tillerson Considering Action In Response To Rohingya Attacks

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he believes the attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar amounts to ethnic cleansing. He's considering targeted sanctions in response.

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Trump Designating North Korea As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism

Monday, November 20, 2017

That designation was removed in 2008, when the North Korean government pledged to dismantle its nuclear program. The president says additional sanctions will be imposed.

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Critics Say Tillerson Is Gutting The State Department In His Re-Design Efforts

Friday, November 17, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is running into opposition in Congress as he tries to cut the budget and the staff at the State Department. Longtime Ambassadors are sounding the alarm too.

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Family Of American Imprisoned In Iran Pushes For Prisoner Swap

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Babak Namazi is making an appeal to the Trump administration to open a dialogue with Iran to help get his brother and father out of jail in the country.

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Trump Administration Offers $60 Million To Help Several African Nations Fight Terrorism

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Trump administration plans to contribute up to $60 million to help five nations in Africa's Sahel region to build up a counterterrorism force. The news comes as Congress looks more closely at U.S. military activities in a the region following an ambush that killed four American service members in Niger.

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Tillerson Meets Modi In India

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday in his first official visit to the region. He's hoping to strengthen ties between the U.S. and India.

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After Visiting Afghanistan And Iraq, Tillerson Goes To Pakistan And India

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought along six journalists this time — more than previous trips but about half of the press pool that covered former secretaries of state.

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Secretary Of State Tillerson Says There Are Moderate Voices Among The Taliban

Monday, October 23, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went to Kabul and Baghdad today as he tries to help wind down two ongoing conflicts. On his trip, he told reporters that the fight against the Taliban must continue, but that there is an opening for certain parts of the group.

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Tillerson's Mideast Agenda

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on a diplomatic push in the Mideast to help Syria and Iraq rebuild after what the Trump administration says are major victories over ISIS.

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Trump Says He Won't Recertify Iran Nuclear Deal And Tells Congress To Take Next Steps

Friday, October 13, 2017

President Trump announced he is not recertifying the Iran nuclear deal, but he's not actually pulling out of it. Instead, he's sending it to Congress and asking them to decide on the next steps.

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Despite Stalemate In Yemen, People Face Famine And Cholera Outbreak

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The U.N. warns the situation in Yemen will only get worse if the warring parties — one side backed by Saudi Arabia and the U.S., the other by Iran — don't get back to the negotiating table.

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