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Haley: 'Russia Is Responsible for the Attack'

UN ambassador comes to defense of Great Britain after nerve agent attack

(Newser) - Nikki Haley came out strong against Russia and in support of the United Kingdom on Wednesday following the nerve agent attack that left a former Russian spy and his adult daughter in critical condition in England, CNN reports. "The United States believes that Russia is responsible for the attack,... More »

Haley to UN: We Just Cut $285M From Your Budget

Trump administration accuses UN of 'inefficiency and overspending'

(Newser) - The Trump administration is apparently still stewing about the UN's vote on Jerusalem last week. Ambassador Nikki Haley issued a stark statement tying US financial support of the UN with whether it met US demands—the fourth time in a week's time the US has done so, the... More »

Trump Slammed for Threat Before UN Jerusalem Vote

He suggests opponents will lose US aid

(Newser) - President Trump's threat to cut off US funding to countries that oppose his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has raised the stakes in Thursday's UN vote and sparked criticism of his tactics, which one Muslim group called bullying or blackmail. Trump went a step further... More »

Nikki Haley Warns Nations Ahead of UN Vote

US 'will be taking names' of those who criticize American decision on Jerusalem

(Newser) - Consider it a not-so-veiled threat. The UN General Assembly votes Thursday on whether to reject President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and US Ambassador Nikki Haley is warning that the US will be paying very close attention. "When we make a decision, at... More »

Nikki Haley Casts Veto, Decries UN's 'Insult' to US

Security Council called for Trump's Jerusalem move to be rescinded

(Newser) - "What we witnessed here in the Security Council is an insult. It won't be forgotten." Such was US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley's assessment after the US on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution demanding the US reverse its Dec. 6 decision on Jerusalem... More »

Trump Tweets About Female Accusers

'Fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met'

(Newser) - President Trump said nothing on the subject Monday as four out of at least a dozen women who've accused him of sexual misconduct reiterated their allegations and called on Congress to investigate their claims. That changed Tuesday, and followed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's call on the president to resign,... More »

Nikki Haley: Trump's Accusers 'Should Be Heard'

The US ambassador to the UN's comments come after three male congressmen resigned

(Newser) - President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations believes the women who have accused the president of sexual misconduct "should be heard." Appearing on Face the Nation Sunday, Nikki Haley said she is "incredibly proud" of the women who have come forward over the last months with... More »

Nikki Haley Expresses Sliver of Olympic Doubt

She acknowledges there's an 'open question' on Team USA's participation in South Korea Games

(Newser) - Russia was banned this week from the 2018 Winter Games; will the US ban itself? UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday called Team USA's participation in the Games an "open question" in an interview with Fox News. The Washington Post reports that the Games will take place in... More »

Haley: N. Korea Edging Toward War, Will Be 'Utterly Destroyed'

Ambassador says is not seeking war with North Korea

(Newser) - US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday that North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could reach Washington and the entire US Eastern Seaboard "brings us closer" to a war the US doesn't seek, the AP reports. Haley, speaking at an emergency meeting... More »

Nikki Haley: Kim Jong Un Is 'Begging for War'

The claim comes the day after North Korea's largest-ever nuclear test

(Newser) - One day after North Korea conducted its largest-ever nuclear test, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, is "begging for war," CNN reports. Haley made the claim during an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council Monday as part of... More »

UN Ambassador: US 'Is Done Talking About N. Korea'

'The time for talk is over,' Nikki Haley says

(Newser) - "The time for talk is over" on North Korea, so the United States isn't planning to call a United Nations Security Council meeting for discussion of the country's latest ICBM launch , US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says. In a statement , Haley said there would be... More »

Gore Accuses Trump of Being 'Divisive' With London Tweets

Trump criticized and misquoted London mayor in tweet

(Newser) - Al Gore appeared on CNN's State of the Union Sunday to take President Trump to task for criticizing and misquoting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a tweet while the latter attempts to deal with the aftermath of Saturday's deadly attack. “I don’t think that a major... More »

Haley: Syria Regime Change 'We Think Is Going to Happen'

Says Trump's decision to bomb was 'one of president's finest hours'

(Newser) - President Trump's decision to bomb Syria this week "was really one of the president's finest hours," says US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, speaking with CNN 's State of the Union. "He wanted to know exactly what the facts and evidence was. He... More »

Haley on Syria: How Many More Kids Have to Die, Russia?

UN ambassador, other US pols say Putin may be protecting Assad on chemical attack

(Newser) - Scores were killed in Syria's Idlib province on Tuesday in what the New York Times calls "the worst chemical attack in years" in the war-torn country. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is saying it had nothing to do with it, and Syrian ally Russia is also... More »

As the World Starts Talks on Banning Nukes, US Boycotts

And it's not alone

(Newser) - Monday saw the start of UN talks focused on a noble goal: banning nuclear weapons across our planet. It was the result of a 2016 vote that saw more than 100 countries in favor of a UN General Assembly resolution to kick off such talks, which are aimed at ultimately... More »

Trump Allows Business Deals With Russian Spy Agency

But that may not be as nefarious as it seems

(Newser) - The Trump administration finally did what many feared it would do: rolled back sanctions on Russia. Or did it? USA Today reports the Treasury Department on Thursday granted an exemption that allows US businesses or individuals to do business with Russian spy agency FSB, as long as payments are less... More »

Nikki Haley: US Is 'Taking Names' at the UN

She says Trump administration plans UN overhaul

(Newser) - Looks like Nikki Haley has been instructed to make the United Nations great again. America's new ambassador to the UN presented her credentials to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York yesterday and told reporters that the Trump administration plans to overhaul the body and is "taking names" of... More »

Senate Confirms Trump Pick for UN Ambassador

Nikki Haley approved by 96-4 vote

(Newser) - The Senate confirmed President Trump's pick for US ambassador to the United Nations by a decisive margin Tuesday as GOP-led committees paved the way for three more of his Cabinet nominees to be approved just days into the new administration, the AP reports. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley won... More »

Trump Names His Secretary of Education

And confirms Gov. Nikki Haley as ambassador to UN

(Newser) - President-elect Donald Trump has chosen prominent charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as his secretary of education, the AP reports. It's also been confirmed that Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will serve as US ambassador to the UN . Together, they are the first women selected for top-level administration posts in Trump'... More »

Sources: Trump Offers Nikki Haley Cabinet Slot

SC governor is reportedly president-elect's pick for UN ambassador

(Newser) - Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as his UN ambassador, marking his first appointment of a woman to a Cabinet-level position, reports the Post and Courier by way of sources. Another source tells NBC News Haley has accepted. The move is expected to be announced Wednesday and... More »

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