Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

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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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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