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.

State Department Loses Expert Diplomat On North Korea

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Trump Administration Is Trying To Make It Harder For North Korea To Evade Sanctions

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U.N. Security Council Still Debating Resolution Calling For A Truce In Syria

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Palestinian Authority President No Longer Wants U.S. To Lead Peace Efforts

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White House Wants To Cut U.S. Spending That's Helping Save Lives In South Sudan

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A Palestinian schoolgirl protests against a funding gap at the U.N. Relief and Works Agency in Gaza City, in 2015. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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'Half A Million Children' Are At Risk If The U.S. Cuts Palestinian Aid: U.N. Agency

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Iran Sends 81-Year-Old Iranian-American Back To Prison

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Experts Concerned About Idea Of A Preemptive Strike Against North Korea

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President Trump's State of the Union address is broadcast at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. The White House is no longer considering Victor Cha for the South Korea ambassadorship. Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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Trump Facing Criticism For Not Doing Enough To Punish Russia For Election Meddling

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White House Decides Not To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

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How The Trump Administration's Aid Agency Is Faring With Budget Cuts

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'Immediate Needs' In Syria After ISIS: USAID Chief Visits Devastated Raqqa

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U.S. Promises To Help Rebuild Syrian City Of Raqqa

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What The U.S. Presence Is Doing In Raqqa Despite Wishes Of Syrian Government

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