Michele Kelemen

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U.N. Security Council Steps Up Pressure On North Korea

Monday, September 11, 2017

The security council voted unanimously on a new sanctions resolution Monday that U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley says is meant to starve North Korea of money needed to support its nuclear program.

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U.N. Security Council Set To Vote On New Sanctions Against North Korea

Monday, September 11, 2017

The United Nations Security Council plans to vote on new sanctions against North Korea, following the country's recent nuclear test. But the sanctions package was reportedly watered down and no longer includes U.S. demands for an oil embargo.

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China, Russia Call For New Round Of Talks On North Korean Nuclear Program

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Switzerland has offered to mediate, and the U.S. is threatening a new round of sanctions. Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of "global catastrophe" in the face of "military hysteria."

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Russia And U.S. Order Each Other To Close Diplomatic Posts

Friday, September 01, 2017

The U.S. has downsized its diplomatic presence in Russia as demanded by Moscow. Now, the U.S. is demanding that Russia close down its consulate in San Francisco in a "spirit of parity."

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Are Trump's Foreign Policy Stumbles First-Year Growing Pains Or A Reason For Worry?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

University of Virginia historians say tumult isn't unexpected in the first year of a new administration. But there are questions about whether the Trump administration is prepared to handle crises.

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Tillerson Distances Himself From Trump's Charlottesville Comments

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Rex Tillerson has differed with his boss over significant issues since being named secretary of state. Now he has distanced himself from the president's comments regarding violence in Charlottesville.

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Charlottesville Officials Find Community's Emotions Are Still Raw

Monday, August 28, 2017

Residents of Charlottesville, Va., are still reeling from the white nationalist rally that left one counterprotester dead. The city held a town hall meeting Sunday to try to find ways to move forward.

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U.S. Diplomats Suffer Hearing Loss After Serving In Cuba

Friday, August 25, 2017

Sixteen U.S. diplomats and family members were injured by "incidents" in Cuba that required medical treatment. The injuries included hearing loss and mild traumatic brain injury, according to reports. Some suspect sonic attacks.

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Trump Administration Cuts Military Aid To Egypt

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

President Trump has had a friendly relationship with Egypt's leader but this week the administration surprisingly cut some military aid over Egypt's worsening human rights record.

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Rex Tillerson Outlines Potential Diplomatic Strategy In Afghanistan

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A day after President Trump outlined his strategy for the war in Afghanistan, his secretary of state took questions about the potential for diplomacy. Rex Tillerson has downgraded the office dealing with the conflict.

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Tillerson And Mattis Host Japanese Counterparts Amid Rising Tensions With North Korea

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are hosting their Japanese counterparts as tensions rise with North Korea.

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Tillerson Calls Out Key Persian Gulf Allies In Religious Freedom Report

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the annual religious freedom report on Tuesday, singling out some key US partners from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain. This comes after Tillerson has faced criticism for downplaying human rights.

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Trump's Rhetoric On North Korea Calls Diplomacy Into Question

Friday, August 11, 2017

President Trump says military solutions are "locked and loaded" on North Korea, and he's thanking Russia's Vladimir Putin for kicking out American diplomats. But that raises questions about where this leaves U.S. diplomacy.

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Morning News Brief: Tillerson Tries To Tame Tensions, Guamanians React

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has struck a different tone than the president over a potential conflict with North Korea. Also, we look at the mood in Guam after threats from North Korea.

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Syrian Activist Loans Scraps Of Fabric With Prisoners' Names To Museum

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

When Syrian Mansour al-Omari left prison, he smuggled out pieces of fabric with the names of other inmates written in blood. He's hopes experts at the Holocaust Memorial Museum can help recover them.

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Tillerson Attempts To Ease Fears As North Korea Tensions Heat Up

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

As rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea heats up, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speaking Wednesday in Guam, says there is no imminent threat of war between the two countries.

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U.N. Security Council Passes New Sanctions On North Korea

Monday, August 07, 2017

The United Nations Security Council passed new sanctions on North Korea over the weekend. It is estimated that the country will lose about a third of its exports and hard currency, but the U.S. has previously struggled to get countries to follow up on sanctions.

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State Department Dismisses Rumors Of So-Called 'Rexit'

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The State Department is dismissing rumors of a "Rexit," saying Rex Tillerson has no plans to resign and has a lot of work ahead redesigning America's oldest cabinet agency.

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Delicate Diplomacy Over U.S. Citizens Detained In Iran

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Trump administration says it is redoubling efforts to free American citizens detained in Iran. Iran seems to be hinting it wants another prisoner swap, as the Obama administration negotiated.

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For Sudan, A Looming Deadline On Possible Lifting Of U.S. Sanctions

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Before leaving office, President Obama suspended some sanctions on Sudan. By July 12, the Trump administration has to decide whether or not to stick with this approach.

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