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.

Palestinian laborers work in a new section to the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arbaa close to the West Bank town of Hebron in October. The Obama administration was working to persuade Israel to renew a settlement moratorium in the West Bank so Palestinians can return to talks, but those efforts appear to have failed. Hazem Bader/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Drops Israel Settlement Freeze Demand

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Clinton Appeals To China To Calm Korea Tensions

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Bad Credit Risks U.S. Global Role

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Leaks Cast Doubt Over U.S. Intent On Iran Diplomacy

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Leaked U.S. diplomatic cables contained information on the inner workings of the State Department, including some frank assessments of world leaders. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Ex-Diplomats Fear Leak Will Lead To Cautious Cables

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State Department On Damage Control After Leaks

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Leaked Documents Provide View Into U.S. Diplomacy

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Clinton Aims To Revive Talks In Netanyahu Meeting

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Visiting U.S., Netanyahu Faces Pressure For Peace

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U.S. To Ask Congress For $2B In Aid For Pakistan

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Obama Seeks Congressional OK For Weapons Sale

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The Saudi Air Force flies F-15 warplanes over the capital Riyadh during a graduation ceremony at King Faisal Air Force University last year. The Obama administration notified Congress on Wednesday of a multibillion-dollar sale of fighter jets and military helicopters to the country. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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U.S. Announces $60 Billion Arms Sale To Saudis

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Clinton talks with Bishop Teodosije (right) during tour of the Gracanica Monastery in Gracanica, a Serb enclave in Kosovo. Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Clinton To Push For Economic Changes In Bosnia

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