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Michele Kelemen

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Violence Mounts As Congo's President Tries To Cling To Power

Friday, October 14, 2016

In the sprawling African nation, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, violence is mounting over the president's effort to stay in power after his term ends in December. Scores have died and with no peaceful resolution in sight, further violence is expected to roil the mineral-rich but deeply impoverished nation.

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U.N. Security Council Backs Former Portuguese Leader For Secretary General

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The United Nations Security Council has made its choice for the next secretary general: Former Portuguese Prime Minister and former head of the U.N. refugee agency, Antonio Guterres.

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U.S. Considers Efforts To Help Religious Minorities Recover From ISIS

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

As U.S. military planners work to help Iraqis retake territory from ISIS, the State Department is thinking about how to help Christians and other religious minorities recover from what the Obama administration has called a genocide.

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U.S. Formally Suspends Talks With Russia On Syria

Monday, October 03, 2016

U.S. policy on Syria is back to the drawing board as it calls off military cooperation with Russia amid continued Russian airstrikes on civilian areas.

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Syrian Regime Conducts Airstrikes In Effort To Reclaim Aleppo

Friday, September 23, 2016

Warplanes blasted the rebel-held section of the Syrian city of Aleppo, marking a clear failure of Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to resurrect a cease-fire. Syria declared plans to fully recapture the city.

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As Iran's President Touts Openness, Britons Appeal For Release Of Prisoners

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani was at the United Nations this week encouraging the world to work with Iran. But two British men were also there, appealing for the release of relatives held in Iran.

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U.N. Holds Special Meeting On Syria After Collapse Of U.S.-Russia Deal

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

As the UN Security Council holds a special meeting on the Syrian civil war, Secretary of State John Kerry says it's a moment of truth but there's little progress.

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Obama Delivers Final Address To U.N. General Assembly

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

President Obama gives his final address to the United Nations General Assembly and hosts a summit on the world's refugee crisis Tuesday.

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Obama Delivers His Last Address To U.N. General Assembly

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

President Obama is delivering his final speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. "Today a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself," he says.

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Obama To Give Final Speech To U.N. General Assembly, Syria A Topic

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

What does President Obama's administration really want in Syria now? U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power says, "Targeting terrorists and making sure that the starving and surrendering techniques end."

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UN Secretary General Pushes Climate Change Agreement Before Next Administration

Sunday, September 18, 2016

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is working to wring commitments out of 55 nations to ratify the Paris Climate Change treaty.

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Obama Says U.S. Prepared To Allow 30 Percent More Refugees Next Year

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

President Obama says the U.S. will allow 30 percent more refugees into the country next year, underlining a promise he made last year. This comes ahead of a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly next week that will focus on the global refugee crisis.

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Obama To Host Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi At The White House

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi visits the White House on Wednesday for a meeting with President Obama.

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Report Reveals Corruption At Root Of South Sudan's Power Struggle

Monday, September 12, 2016

A two-year report into the devastating power struggle in South Sudan shows profiteering by the newest nation's battling leaders. The report by activists and some famous actors implicates the president and vice president.

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U.S., Russia Aim To Relieve Suffering For Syrians In Ceasefire Talks

Friday, September 09, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart are in Geneva trying to reach a deal for a ceasefire in Syria. Similar deals have collapsed before, but this one is aimed at relieving suffering for millions of Syrians.

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U.S. And Russian Officials To Meet In Geneva To Talk Peace In Syria

Friday, September 09, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry is holding talks with his Russian counterpart. The sides are attempting to agree on terms for a cease-fire and provision of humanitarian aid to rebel-held areas of Syria.

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Civilians Pay The Price As Syrian Conflict Grows More Violent

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

As the U.S. and Russia struggle to bring peace to Syria, civilians are paying the toll. A United Nations report documents a surge of violence in recent months and atrocities are mounting.

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U.N. Condemns Forced Evacuations Of Besieged Cities In Syria

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The evacuation last week of a Syrian town long under regime siege is not the way to end sieges, warns the United Nations envoy and a top humanitarian.

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U.N. Fails To Bring Transparency To Secretary General Race

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Activists were hoping that the race for the United Nations Secretary General would be more transparent this year and women would be considered. The latest straw polls suggest otherwise.

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The Next President's Inbox: Challenges From Russia, China And Everywhere

Monday, August 29, 2016

The next U.S. president faces a messy world, from a confrontational Russia to a rising China and a fractured Middle East. NPR looks at the election year debate over America's place in the world.

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