Michele Kelemen

Michele Kelemen appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


U.N. Worries South Sudan Is On The Brink Of Genocide

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

U.N. officials have sounded alarms about a potential genocide in South Sudan's civil war. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. gives graphic examples, but says diplomats are "sitting on our hands."


U.N. Security Council Votes To Send Observers To Eastern Aleppo

Monday, December 19, 2016

The U.N. Security Council voted to send observers to Aleppo, but they may be late as chaotic evacuations continue from the besieged Syrian city.


How Diplomacy Time And Again Failed To Stop The Carnage In Syria

Saturday, December 17, 2016

There are many losers in the war in Syria, and some critics say that includes the U.S. and its credibility. For years, the U.S. has tried — and failed — to stop the killing.


5 Fact Checks From President Obama's News Conference

Friday, December 16, 2016

President Obama gave one of his final news conferences as president on Friday. Here, NPR reporters provide context on five different Obama quotes.


Trump To Nominate Bankruptcy Attorney As U.S. Ambassador To Israel

Friday, December 16, 2016

Donald Trump will take the oath of office five weeks from Friday. He has almost completely filled out his Cabinet and White House staff. His latest pick, David Friedman, is grabbing headlines.


Aleppo Horrors Will Help Define Modern Evil, U.S. Ambassador Power Says

Thursday, December 15, 2016

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power says "Aleppo will join the ranks of those events in world history that define modern evil." Russia accuses the U.S. of spreading "fake news."


For Trump's Top Diplomat, Questions Loom About Conflicts Of Interest

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Exxon Mobil's Rex Tillerson will likely have to divest from his vast holdings in the energy giant to become secretary of state. But even that may not address concerns about conflicts of interest.


Trump Picks Rex Tillerson To Lead The State Department

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

In a statement early Tuesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump announced that ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is his choice to become secretary of state, the country's top diplomat.


Reports: Trump Leaning Toward ExxonMobil CEO For Secretary Of State

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Rex Tillerson, a 64-year-old oil executive, has no government experience. His longtime ties to Russia, including President Vladimir Putin, are already drawing scrutiny from critics.


Fears Of Genocide In The World's Newest Nation

Friday, December 09, 2016

There are fears of a genocide in South Sudan, a country just five years old. Activists say the world is ignoring the crisis as the United Nations and the U.S. go through leadership transitions.


Cubans Fear Dampening Of U.S. Relations Under Trump Presidency

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Cubans who have benefited from the Obama administration's opening to the communist island are nervous about what lies ahead with the incoming Trump administration.


U.N. Human Rights Officials Highlight Signs Of Genocide In South Sudan

Thursday, December 01, 2016

United Nations human rights investigators say the stage is set for a Rwanda-like genocide in the world's newest nation, South Sudan.


How Trump Could Easily Reverse Obama's Opening To Cuba

Monday, November 28, 2016

President Obama reached out to Cuba mostly through executive orders. But those can easily be undone by Donald Trump, who is much more critical of the Cuban leadership.