Michele Kelemen appears in the following:
Friday, January 18, 2019
The U.S. and North Korea are working out the details for a possible second summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
The department said it "is taking steps to make additional funds available to pay employee salaries." State has 75,000, including nearly 50,000 local hires, most of whom have been receiving pay.
Monday, January 14, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to the Middle East started with controversy over U.S. plans to withdraw from Syria and ended in discussions about the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
The Saudi kingdom has been a longtime U.S. ally, but the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has angered many Americans. Pompeo will meet with the Saudi Crown Prince on Sunday.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with Gulf allies to try and keep the region focused on the U.S. goals of fighting terrorism and countering Iran.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
In Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a stinging rebuke of the Obama administration's approach to the region. But the comments left some wondering what the Trump administration's strategy is.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's extensive trip to the Middle East takes him to Egypt. He is going to use the visit to give a speech in which he's expected to focus on U.S. policy for the region.
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced trip to Iraq where he met top officials. The trip comes two weeks after President Trump visited U.S. troops but did not meet with government leaders.
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began an extensive trip to the Middle East on Tuesday to try to resolve confusion about the Trump administration's plans to withdraw troops from Syria.
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
U.S. officials visited an American man detained in Moscow on espionage charges. The Trump administration said it would demand Paul Whelan's immediate release if the detention "is not appropriate."
Monday, December 31, 2018
President Trump wants South Korea to pay more for the U.S. troops based there. The current agreement expires Monday as the negotiations continue.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Another U.N. envoy ends his tenure, with no peace process in sight, though the war in Syria does seem to be grinding to a halt.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
The Trump administration is trying to counter what it calls Russia and China's predatory practices in Africa and promote U.S. businesses instead through an initiative called "Prosper Africa."
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is warning the U.N. that Iran's missile program is "out of control." He's trying to build up more pressure on Iran, though some critics say that is a dangerous approach.
Friday, December 07, 2018
The White House is said to be nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next U.N. ambassador. She joined the State Department after working at Fox News as a reporter and host.
Thursday, December 06, 2018
From Fox & Friends to the State Department, and now possibly to the United Nations. President Trump says he will nominate the former journalist to be America's next U.N. ambassador.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says many of the multilateral agreements and organizations built by the U.S. and its allies after WWII are failing, and the Trump administration is charting a new course for American leadership.
Monday, December 03, 2018
Human rights investigators, who helped gather information for a State Department report on Rohingya Muslims, say they found evidence of a genocide, but the State Department didn't go that far.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
A month ago U.S. officials called for a ceasefire in Yemen — a country on the brink of famine under a Saudi-led offensive. But that call doesn't appear as strong, as Saudis try to take more ground.
Monday, November 26, 2018
Former UNICEF official Baquer Namazi was detained in Iran nearly three years ago. His son is urging Tehran to let his 82-year-old father leave the country for medical treatment.