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Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

When The U.S. Engages, Do Human Rights Improve?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The U.S. has reached out to foes that include Cuba, Iran and Myanmar. Now the State Department weighs in with its annual report on human rights around the globe.

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Saudi Arabia Looks To End Yemen Bombing Campaign

Thursday, March 24, 2016

It's been a year since Saudi Arabia began what it said would be a quick bombing campaign in Yemen. Thousands of deaths later, the bombing goes on, but there are signs the Saudis are trying negotiate a way out.

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Despite The Awkward Timing, Argentina Welcomes Obama

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The president's visit falls on the 40th anniversary of Argentina's military coup that led to the so-called Dirty War. He has promised to declassify documents shedding light on what the U.S. knew.

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Critics Urge Obama To Focus On Human Rights In Historic Cuba Trip

Friday, March 18, 2016

President Obama once said he would go to Cuba only if the human rights situation on the island improved. Critics say he's crossed his own red line by going now when political arrests are up.

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North Korean-U.S. Tensions Play Out In American Student's Arrest

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The U.S. denounces North Korea for sentencing Otto Warmbier to 15 years hard labor for taking a souvenir from his hotel room. The case follows U.S.-imposed sanctions on the country's nuclear efforts.

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UNHCR Head Visits U.S. In Plea To Speed Up Syrian Refugee Resettlement

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The new head of the United Nations refugee agency pays a visit to Washington, D.C., to prod the U.S. to speed up resettlement of Syrian refugees.

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U.N. Urged To Crack Down On Peacekeepers' Alleged Abuse

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The U.N. Security Council, under pressure from the U.S., is taking a tough line against peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing the people they are meant to protect.

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Sister's Forced Marriage Started Iraqi Woman On Activist Path

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

A woman who runs an organization in mainly Kurdish Northern Iraq, where women face threats, is in Washington to receive an award from Vital Voices, a non-profit group that puts a spotlight on women.

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Race Is On To Find A Successor To U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Monday, March 07, 2016

His term expires at the end of December. This year, candidates are being given a chance to make their case in public, and there's a big push by activists to get a woman at the helm.

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2 Americans In UAE Prison On Trumped Up Charges, Families Say

Thursday, March 03, 2016

The two men have dual U.S.-Libyan citizens and were picked up after the United Arab Emirates began airstrikes in Libya. They've allegedly been tortured in a country that is a Gulf ally of the U.S.

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U.N. Security Council Votes To Approve New Sanctions On North Korea

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The United Nations Security Council votes to further squeeze North Korea after that country carried out illegal missile and nuclear tests.

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Obama, Putin Continue Effort To Pause Fighting In Syria

Monday, February 22, 2016

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Monday in the continuing effort to bring a pause in the fighting between some of the warring factions in Syria.

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Russia Holds Center Stage In Syrian Peace Talks

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Talks on the brutal Syrian conflict have ended in Munich with the West and Russia far apart. Russia, whose planes are carrying out deadly bombing raids, seems to hold the cards.

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Syrian 'Cessation Of Hostilities' Agreement Met With Skepticism

Friday, February 12, 2016

The day after, weaknesses became clear in a deal billed as trying to get a pause in the fighting in Syria. It's unclear if it will stop Russian bombing or allow in needed aid.

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Major Powers Agree To Implement A Cease-Fire In Syria

Friday, February 12, 2016

Foreign ministers — including the U.S. and Russia — meeting in Munich agreed to "accelerate" the delivery of humanitarian aid this week to Syria. They also agreed a cease-fire would begin in one week.

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Kerry, Lavrov Agree On Need For Cease-Fire In Syria

Thursday, February 11, 2016

At a meeting in Munich Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, agreed they would try to implement a cease-fire and allow humanitarian aid into Syria.

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Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets Russian Counterpart In Munich

Thursday, February 11, 2016

As the U.S. blames Russia for undermining attempts to end the Syrian civil war, Secretary of State John Kerry meets his Russian counterpart in Munich on Thursday. It's looking like a ...

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At Munich Meeting, Kerry To Push For Cease-Fire In Syria

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Efforts to end a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian regime now turn to a diplomatic showdown between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart at a meeting in Munich.

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U.S. To Amp Up NATO Presence Against Russia

Saturday, February 06, 2016

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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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