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.

Out Of North Korea, A Sexist Rant Against South's President

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Obama: May Be Time For A Pause In Mideast Peace Talks

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Groups Disagree Over How To Aid Syrians Caught In Civil War

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Iranian students climb over the wall of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution, Nov. 4, 1979. The students went on to seize the embassy staff, and hold 52 of them as hostages for 444 days. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Taunt Or Miscalculation? Iran's Provocative Pick For U.N. Envoy

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Russia Cautions Against A Return Of Cold War Rhetoric

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Kerry Weighs Wildcard In Mideast Talks: Freedom For Israeli Spy

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U.S.-Saudi Relations Strain Over Syria And Iran

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Tumult In Crimea Has Some Fearing A Cold War Redux

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Russia Votes To Annex Crimea, As The West Looks On

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Yatsenyuk Appeals For International Aid For Ukraine

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Ukraine's Interim Prime Minister To Visit White House

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Pending Russian Response, Kerry's Travel Plans Are Up In The Air

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Kerry And Russian Diplomat Talk Crimea In Paris

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Kerry's In Kiev And He Comes Bearing Gifts — One Billion Of Them

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Ukrainians line up to get their money from a bank machine in the western city of Lviv last week. Clashes in Independence Square in Kiev and the resulting political turmoil caused a financial panic. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Ukraine Do What It Takes To Unlock International Aid?

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