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Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

Western Aid Workers Among Those Attacked By Soldiers In South Sudan

Monday, August 15, 2016

Western aid workers were among those who came under attack by soldiers in South Sudan and activists say United Nations peacekeepers failed to respond.

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Ukraine's Ambassador Struggles To Stay Silent About Donald Trump

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Usually foreign diplomats try to stay out of U.S. politics. But for Ukraine's ambassador to the U.S., this is a hard time to stay silent. He's worried about what Donald Trump is saying about Ukraine and Russia on the campaign trail.

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'Wall Street Journal' Reveals U.S. Paid $400 Million In Cash To Iran

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

A Wall Street Journal account raises questions about whether a controversial $400 million cash payment to Iran that coincided with the release of several U.S. citizens amounted to ransom.

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Will The U.S. Extradite An Elderly Turkish Cleric?

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Turkish lawmakers want the U.S. to extradite U.S.-based Fethullah Gulen, who they say backed a failed coup. But the process is far from easy and depends on international politics as much as courts.

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With 3 U.S. Citizens In Iranian Jail, A Look At What's Driving The Arrests

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Three Iranian-Americans remain in jail in Iran, including a father and son who have been behind bars for a year. Why is it that, after a nuclear deal that opened channels of communication, these Americans remain in detention abroad?

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U.S. Considers Turkey's Role In Fighting ISIS After Coup Attempt

Friday, July 22, 2016

The U.S. has to decide what course to set with Turkey — now another country that's critically important to U.S. interests but with an increasingly repressive leader.

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Secretary Of State John Kerry To Host Conference On Fighting ISIS

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry is holding a conference this week on countering ISIS. Syrian opposition figures say he's making a mistake by working closely with Russia.

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A Year After Iran Nuclear Deal, What Has Changed?

Monday, July 18, 2016

All parties are complying, but critics in both the U.S. and Iran are still unhappy with the deal.

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Apparent Military Coup In Turkey Could Have Global Consequences

Friday, July 15, 2016

The apparent military coup unfolding in Turkey could have global consequences. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes for stability and continuity in the country, which is a key NATO ally.

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Secretary Of State Kerry Hopes For 'Stability' In Turkey Amid Apparent Coup

Friday, July 15, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow said he hopes for stability and continuity in Turkey amid reports of an apparent military coup there.

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Obama In Poland For NATO Summit

Friday, July 08, 2016

The Warsaw summit will be dominated by plans for a military response to potential Russian aggression against Poland and Baltic countries, and Britain leaving the European Union.

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John Kerry Visits Georgia, Ukraine Ahead Of NATO Summit

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry visits Georgia and Ukraine ahead of a NATO summit that comes amid tensions with Russia.

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51 State Department Employees Sign Memo Objecting To U.S. Policy In Syria

Friday, June 17, 2016

State department employees have signed a memo objecting to the U.S. policy in Syria, calling for tougher action against the Syrian regime.

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Fact Check: Donald Trump And Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

President Obama wants to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. this year. Donald Trump says there is a "tremendous flow" coming into the U.S. and he wants to suspend the program.

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Saudi Arabia Dropped From List Of Those Harming Children; U.N. Cites Pressure

Thursday, June 09, 2016

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon says he delisted Saudi Arabia because of threats to cut U.N. funding and "the very real prospect that millions of other children would suffer grievously" as a result.

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Bashar Assad's Defiance Points To A Syrian Peace Effort In Tatters

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The Syrian president says he'll take back "every inch" of his ravaged country. It's the latest sign that U.S. efforts to find a diplomatic resolution are failing.

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United Nations Urges Syria To Allow Air Drops To Besieged Areas

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

The U.S. says Syria is still blocking aid and "stringing along" the United Nations. But the U.N. is now asking Syria for permission to conduct air drops to besieged cities.

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Cuban Dissident Makes First-Ever Trip To U.S.

Monday, June 06, 2016

A Cuban dissident on his first-ever trip outside his country is visiting the U.S. and Europe. He's looking for solidarity and some tips for how to promote democracy on the communist island.

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U.N. Struggles To Reach Besieged Areas Of Syria With Aid Air Drop Plan

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Wednesday is the deadline that major powers imposed on Syria to allow aid to besieged civilians. But as it comes to pass, the air drops that were threatened if ground aid was blocked are far from a reality.

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U.N. Panel Blocks Accreditation Bid By Committee To Protect Journalists

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Committee to Protect Journalists confronted a "Kafka-esque" process — put off for years, then blocked by countries including China, which it calls the biggest jailer of journalists in the world.

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