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.
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Experts Warn Against Planned Cuts To U.S. Foreign Assistance

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President Donald Trump signs a bill repealing a rule passed last July that required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments to overseas governments. The rule was meant to promote transparency. Critics of the repeal argue it served as an important national security tool since corruption often leads to violence, instability and terrorism. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Repeal Of Anti-Corruption Rule May Hurt National Security, Critics Warn

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Longtime diplomat Daniel Fried, shown here at a meeting in Seoul in 2016, told colleagues at his retirement party on Friday he's "learned never to underestimate the possibility of change." Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Germany last week and heads to Mexico this week, amid growing questions about how much influence he has in the White House. Brendan Smialowski/AP hide caption

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Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Keeps Low Profile Since Taking Office

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Trump's Pick For Ambassador To Israel Faces Confirmation Hearing

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Trump Appears To Back Off 2-State Solution In Meeting With Netanyahu

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U.N. Security Council Meets After Missile Launch By North Korea

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The European Union's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Senators Work To Block Potential Attempts To Ease Sanctions On Russia

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Iran In Response To Missile Test

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U.N. Ambassador Haley Condemns Russia's 'Aggressive Actions' In Ukraine

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during a memorial ceremony for the founder of Ariel, one of the largest Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank on Thursday. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits memorial wall plaques in the lobby of the State Department on Thursday. The plaques honor employees who died in the line of duty. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Senate Confirms Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State In Narrow Vote

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