Michele Kelemen

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European lawmakers want Ukraine to have a pathway to NATO membership

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Ahead of NATO's upcoming summit in July, European lawmakers want the transatlantic alliance to give Ukraine, not only more support, but also a pathway to membership.


Blinken's trip to Saudi Arabia disappoints human rights activists

Saturday, June 10, 2023

The Biden administration had been threatening to reevaluate relations with Saudi Arabia. But in a visit this week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed the countries' close ties.


Secretary of State Antony Blinken wants Saudi Arabia to normalize ties with Israel

Monday, June 05, 2023

Secretary of State Antony Blinken goes to Saudi Arabia to work on ending the war in Yemen and encouraging peace deal with Israel. But some say the U.S. has forgotten about human rights in the kingdom.


What Secretary of State Antony Blinken sees as Russia's strategic failings in Ukraine

Friday, June 02, 2023

Visiting NATO's newest member, Finland, Secretary of State Antony Blinken gives a speech about what he sees as Russia's strategic failings in Ukraine and promises NATO support for Kyiv.


Doctors in Sudan recount horrors of ongoing fighting at hospitals

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Sudanese American doctors are sounding the alarm about the conflict in Khartoum.


The UN says an outside force is needed in Haiti, but countries are reluctant to intervene

Sunday, May 21, 2023

The United Nations has been sounding the alarm about Haiti for months now, but countries are reluctant to intervene, given past failures in the Caribbean nation.


Top U.S. official says Brazil is making progress in combatting racial inequity

Saturday, May 06, 2023

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the UN, traveled to Brazil this week to meet the country's new minister of racial equality.


As Sudan's conflict continues into its second week, here's what to know

Thursday, April 27, 2023

With fighting continuing between rival generals, thousands are fleeing the country and embassies have shut. U.N. Secretary General António Guterres warns the violence may spread to other countries.


The longer Sudan's violence drags on, the greater the danger for the region

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Sudan's warring generals continue to fight on despite more calls for a cease-fire. Two rival generals are fighting for power and dashing hopes of a transition back to civilian rule.


Ukraine hopes to rally world leaders to help fund its reconstruction

Friday, April 14, 2023

Ukraine needs billions of dollars for reconstruction. Its prime minister is in Washington, D.C., this week meeting finance ministers and government officials from around the world, asking for help.


Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's health is suffering, reps say

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Representatives of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are sounding the alarm about his health, saying he lost 18 pounds and is suffering acute stomach pain. They fear another poisoning.


Two Americans are being held in Russia on espionage charges

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Russia is holding two Americans. Russia has yet to give consular access to Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich or to agree on a deal to release former Marine Paul Whelan.


UN struggles to convince the Taliban to allow Afghan women to deliver aid

Thursday, April 06, 2023

The United Nations has a difficult balancing act in Afghanistan. The humanitarian needs are great. But the Taliban are no longer allowing female Afghan aid workers to deliver assistance.


Russia detains a 'Wall Street Journal' reporter on claims of spying

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Russia detained a U.S. journalist working for The Wall Street Journal, accusing him of espionage. Evan Gershkovich was reporting in the city of Yekaterinburg when he was detained.


Biden administration struggles to turn the Democracy Summit's goals into reality

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Secretary of State Antony Blinken kicks off a summit to strengthen democracy, hosting an event with Ukraine's president.


Paul Rusesabagina, 'Hotel Rwanda' hero, released from prison

Friday, March 24, 2023

The man who inspired the novel and the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, was released late Friday evening from prison after the Rwandan government commuted his sentence.


The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Putin

Friday, March 17, 2023

The ICC has issued warrants for the Russian president and his children's rights commissioner for alleged war crimes involving accusations that Russia has forcibly taken Ukrainian children.


Ethiopia hopes Blinken's visit will help the peace process

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is in Ethiopia in an effort to support the peace process after a brutal two-year civil war.


An update on the efforts toward a diplomatic solution to the war in Ukraine

Thursday, March 02, 2023

China has proposed a 12-point plan to bring about peace in Ukraine. The U.S. says China is "far from an honest broker," because of China's "no limits partnership with Russia."


U.S. and Russia's top diplomats meet for the first time since the Ukraine war began

Thursday, March 02, 2023

Relations between the two countries have collapsed over the Ukraine war, with the U.S. slapping thousands of sanctions on Russia, and militarily, economically and diplomatically supporting Ukraine.