Michele Kelemen A former NPR Moscow bureau chief, Michele Kelemen now covers the State Department. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs — from Morning Edition to All Things Considered.

Thaw Begins On U.S.-Cuba Relationship Frozen In Time

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For Cuba, Hostile Relationship With U.S. No Longer An Alibi

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King Abdullah (right) and Crown Prince Salman (left) are shown in this 2012 poster. The king, who is at least 90, was hospitalized last week and Salman on Tuesday stepped in for the monarch and delivered an annual televised speech to the nation. FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With The Saudi King Ailing, Succession Speculation Begins

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U.N. Whistleblower: International Community Has Failed Darfur

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Cuba, U.S. Agree To Prisoner Release Including American Alan Gross

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Congress Issues New Sanctions Against Venezuelan Leaders 'On The Ropes'

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NATO has reported a spike in Russian military activity at sea and in NATO and other western European countries' airspace as tensions have mounted over Ukraine. Here, a Russian military long-range bomber aircraft flies in international airspace on Oct. 29. Royal Air Force/AP hide caption

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Russia And The West: Close Encounters Of The Cold War Kind

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American Ryan Boyette, left, works with Yassin Hassen, right, in an interview with a rebel in Sudan's Nuba Mountains. Boyette started the Nuba Reports website in 2011 and recruited Hassen to join as a citizen journalist. Alan Boswell/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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In A Remote Corner Of Sudan, An American Takes His Stand

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Ahead Of Iran Nuclear Talks, Kerry Meets With Russia's Lavrov

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Kobani Airstrikes Highlight Limit Of U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

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From Exile In Switzerland, Ex-Tycoon Relaunches Open Russia

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Kerry Briefs Skeptic Senators On Coalition Plans Against ISIS

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Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad walk along a street in Mleiha, near the Damascus airport, during a tour organized by the Syrian government on Aug. 15. Omar Sanadiki/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

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At Africa Summit, South Sudanese President Resents Pressure From U.S.

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A pro-Russian fighter guards the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine on July 19, 2014. Ukraine said the passenger plane was shot down as it flew over the country, killing all 298 people on board. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP hide caption

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U.S.-Russia Relations: More Carrot Or More Stick?

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