Michele KelemenA 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.
People wait to see President Obama on his way to make a televised address to the Cuban people in Havana on March 22. President Obama's opening to Cuba was carried out largely by executive orders that could be reversed when Donald Trump enters the White House.
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Tokyo Thursday for New York, for talks with Donald Trump. He is the first foreign leader to meet with the president-elect, whose campaign pledges have prompted concerns over U.S. foreign policy.
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Then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il toast in Pyongyang on Oct. 24, 2000. The U.S. and North Korea signed an agreement six years earlier to curb North Korea's nuclear activities in exchange for aid, but it collapsed in 2002, during the Bush administration.
This 2013 photo shows a survival shelter situated between McMurdo Station, a U.S. scientific research facility, and Castle Island on Ross Island, Antarctica. Secretary of State John Kerry is starting a visit to McMurdo Station and the South Pole on Tuesday.
Wounded rebel fighters sit in the back of an ambulance in Aleppo on Thursday. The Syrian government and its Russian allies declared a pause in the fighting and urged rebels to leave the eastern part of the city, but clashes broke out Thursday.
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