Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Keeps Low Profile Since Taking Office

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Questions are being raised about how much influence Tillerson has with the White House. He was absent from the president's recent meetings with the leaders of Canada, Israel and Japan.

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Trump's Pick For Ambassador To Israel Faces Confirmation Hearing

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A day after President Trump raised questions about the decades-old approach to Middle East peace, his pick to become ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has his confirmation hearing.

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Trump Appears To Back Off 2-State Solution In Meeting With Netanyahu

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Meeting Israel's prime minister, President Trump said he does not think a Palestinian state next to Israel is necessarily the way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, representing a shift in U.S. policy.

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U.N. Security Council Meets After Missile Launch By North Korea

Monday, February 13, 2017

The United Nations Security Council meets Monday to discuss this weekend's launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.

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EU Foreign Policy Chief Meets With Secretary Of State Tillerson, WH Advisers

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The European Union's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, is expecting a more businesslike, "transactional" approach with President Trump, who's been skeptical of the EU and backs the British exit plan.

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Senators Work To Block Potential Attempts To Ease Sanctions On Russia

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

A bipartisan group of senators hopes to make it harder for the Trump administration to ease sanctions on Russia.

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Iran In Response To Missile Test

Friday, February 03, 2017

The Trump administration moved on Friday to impose sanctions on Iran in response to the country's recent ballistic missile test. The White House already said Iran was "on notice" following the test, though Trump's national security adviser didn't elaborate on possible actions the U.S. would take.

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U.N. Ambassador Haley Condemns Russia's 'Aggressive Actions' In Ukraine

Friday, February 03, 2017

Ambassador Nikki Haley said the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine must stop. She said it was unfortunate that in her first remarks in the Security Council she had to criticize Moscow.

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Trump Says New Israeli Settlements May Not Help Bring About Peace

Thursday, February 02, 2017

It's a shift from earlier comments by Trump, who had seemed to give Israel a green light to build more housing for Jewish settlers in areas the Palestinians hope will become part of a future state.

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Tillerson Takes The Helm At The State Department, Promising Respect And Honesty

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Tillerson's reverent message was well-received by many diplomats after the White House called on them, in response to recent dissent over the Trump administration, to "get with the program" or leave.

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Senate Confirms Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State In Narrow Vote

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Hundreds of American diplomats have signed a document criticizing President Trump's travel ban on people from seven majority Muslim nations. The Senate confirmed Trump's secretary of state on Wednesday.

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Trump Gets His Man At The State Department

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Rex Tillerson, the former oil company CEO, will now head America's foreign policy, as skeptical diplomats wait for what's next.

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At State Department, 'Dissent Channel' In High Gear With Refugee Ban Protests

Monday, January 30, 2017

State Department employees are using the channel to register objection to the executive action temporarily blocking refugees and visas for citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries.

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Tweets On Christians, ISIS And Vetting Miss The Bigger Picture

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A day after criticism and chaos for some caused by his executive order temporarily banning Muslims from seven countries, the president took to Twitter Sunday morning to defend himself.

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Career Diplomats Leave State Department As Trump Presidency Begins

Thursday, January 26, 2017

When the next secretary of state is confirmed, he will take over a department with many vacancies. Top State Department managers are leaving, and there is still no word on who a Trump administration will choose to replace them.

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Senate Panel Grills S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley In Her Bid To Become U.N. Ambassador

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley faced tough questions from a Senate panel on Wednesday about how she would represent the Trump administration at the United Nations.

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The White House And Kremlin Take Parting Shots At Each Other

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

As the inauguration nears, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Donald Trump's foes of undermining the president-elect's legitimacy. The U.S. says Russia is trying to undermine global order.

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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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