Michele Kelemen appears in the following:
Thursday, May 11, 2017
U.S. reporters were shut out of Wednesday's meetings between President Trump, the secretary of state and the Russian foreign minster. They had to go to the Russian embassy in Washington, D.C., to learn what happened.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
President Trump meets with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov in Washington, D.C., the day after he fired the head of the FBI.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Questions about the direction of U.S. foreign policy as the State Department operates without a full complement of staff are expected at the deputy secretary of state nomination hearing for John Sullivan.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is addressing his staff on how he plans to cut the budget. The former Exxon Mobil CEO also hired a consulting firm to survey employees across the globe on ways to make the department more efficient.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
In his first 100 days in office, President Trump has reversed course on major foreign policy issues regarding NATO, Syria and China.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chaired a United Nations Security Council session Friday on the threat posed by North Korea. He urged council members to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Secretary of State Tillerson tells NPR Kim Jong Un has to show up willing to talk about giving up the arms: "We do not seek a collapse of [his] regime. ... We seek a denuclearized Korean peninsula."
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Andrew Brunson has been in a Turkish jail on terrorism charges, which his family says are "totally false." Vice President Pence has said the case is a high priority for the Trump administration.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The Trump administration has now come around to the thinking that there is no future for Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, but the United Nations envoy has been struggling to negotiate a solution to this long running war.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trip to Moscow has gotten more difficult. The trip originally was to explore cooperation between the 2 countries but it's likely to be dominated by events in Syria.
Friday, April 07, 2017
A day after the US conducted a missile strike on Syria in response to an apparent chemical attack, the United Nations met in emergency session. The US blamed Russia for protecting the Syrian regime.
Monday, April 03, 2017
President Trump hosts Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the White House Monday. The Obama administration never invited Sissi to Washington out of concerns over his human rights record.
Monday, April 03, 2017
As President Fattah al-Sisi meets President Trump, Egyptians in exile and in jail wonder if the U.S. cares about human rights. They don't want Trump to turn a blind eye to Egypt's political prisoners.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is making the case for deep cuts to the peacekeeping budget. That includes in the largest U.N. operation, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Earlier this month, two U.N. investigators went missing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now the U.N. confirms their bodies have been found. Human rights groups are demanding answers.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is hosting officials from 68 countries to discuss how best to take on ISIS. "As a coalition we are not in the business of nation-building or reconstruction," he said.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is skipping a NATO meeting, but he is planning to travel to Russia next month. His travel schedule is raising alarms in Europe.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says 20 years of U.S. efforts have failed to stop the North Korean nuclear program. He's trying to come up with a new approach.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Saudi Arabia says it has an "exceptionally warm" relationship with the Trump administration. Under Trump, the U.S. restored military sales that were held up over concerns of the high civilian toll in Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Asia for a 4-day visit to Japan, South Korea and China. The trip comes at a tense time in the region as North Korea test fires missiles and the U.S. installs an anti-missile defense system in South Korea.