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Democrats have criticised Heather Nauert for her lack of diplomatic experience [Mandel Ngan-AFP]

Heather Nauert ends bid to be next US ambassador to UN

US President Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, according to the State Department.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during her visit to Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in New Delhi on June 27, 2018. Haley is on a two-day visit to India. : AFP PHOTO : MONEY SHARMA

Report: Nikki Haley, Ivanka Trump among possible World Bank nominees

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and US President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka are among possible US candidates to replace outgoing World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, The Financial Times reported Friday.
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Michelle Obama emerges America’s most admired woman

Michelle Obama, former US first lady, has been voted America’s most admired woman in a Gallup poll, ousting Hillary Clinton from the top spot for the first time in 17 years.

US denounces wealthy-nation discounts for UN peacekeeping

The United States on Saturday denounced at the United Nations a system of discounts for the peacekeeping assessments of wealthy nations and confirmed Washington will pay no more than 25 per cent.

Donald Trump to pick Heather Nauert as UN envoy

President Donald Trump is expected Friday to nominate State Department spokeswoman and former Fox TV news anchor Heather Nauert as US ambassador to the United Nations, according to multiple reports.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit during the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations at United Nations Headquarters in New York. EPA

UN General Assembly rejects US resolution condemning Hamas

A General Assembly resolution put forward by the United States condemning the activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza, have failed to be adopted by the UN Member States.

US warns Russia over violation of Ukraine sovereignty

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned Russia on Monday that its seizure of three Ukrainian vessels was an “outrageous violation of sovereign Ukrainian territory” .
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UN slams US over Cuban embargo, demands reversal

The UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted in favour of condemning the United States economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba – a call it has made every year since 1992.
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UN accused of letting ‘abusers’ into human rights council

Bahrain, Cameroon and the Philippines were among a number of countries controversially elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, sparking sharp criticism from rights groups and the United States.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during her visit to Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in New Delhi on June 27, 2018. Haley is on a two-day visit to India. : AFP PHOTO : MONEY SHARMA

Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to the United Nations

US President Donald Trump has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation as US ambassador to the United Nations, and said she would be "leaving" his administration "at the end of the year".
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Palestinian refugee agency scrambles for funds after US cut

The UN Palestinian refugee agency has welcomed the "huge solidarity" shown by several countries as the humanitarian organisation seeks to rapidly plug the hole left by the US, which pulled its financial support in August.

World leaders at UN look for progress on North Korea

North Korea and Iran will dominate this week’s gathering of world leaders at the United Nations, where President Donald Trump will be in the spotlight as he continues to upend global diplomacy.

Iran denies requesting for a meeting with Donald Trump

Iran has not requested a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Friday,.

US, Russia clash at UN over North Korea sanctions

The United States on Monday accused Russia of “cheating” on UN sanctions against North Korea with plans for a railway project, oil transfers and ongoing business dealings with Pyongyang.
9-11 victims honoured at Ground Zero on 17th anniversary

9/11 victims honoured at Ground Zero on 17th anniversary

New York on Tuesday honoured the nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001, in a ceremony at Ground Zero, the site where hijacked Al-Qaeda planes brought down the Twin Towers.
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Russians in UK spy poisoning posed as businessmen

Two Russians accused by London of trying to kill a former double agent with nerve agent posed as businessmen to obtain visas to visit Britain for the attack, a report said Friday.
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Russia at UN accuses US of ‘destructive’ meddling in Nicaragua

Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of 'destructive' meddling in Nicaragua's affairs for calling a UN Security Council meeting on the crisis in the Central American country.
US President Donald Trump speaks during an event to announces a grant for drug-free communities support program, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 29, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - MANDEL NGAN

Donald Trump warns Syria’s Bashar Assad, allies over planned Idlib attack

The war songs between President Donald Trump and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad has intensified with the U.S. number one citizen warned the Syrian President and his allies in the region not to attack rebels in the country’s Idlib province.

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Jews warned against wearing kippah in Germany

Germany’s government commissioner on anti-Semitism has warned Jews about the potential dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap in the face of rising anti-Jewish attacks.

Minister: Federal government to deepen efforts toward commercialisation of research findings

The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja said it would intensify efforts toward ensuring research findings in the country were commercialised.

Police rescue man abducted by fake soldiers

Anambra State Police command said it has rescued one Emmanuel Loco abducted in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government area of the state.

Governor Ishaku declares asset ahead of May 29 inauguration

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has declared his assets ahead of his second term inauguration slated for May 29.
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Sudan general vows to back Saudi against Iran ‘threats’

A top Sudanese general vowed to back regional ally Saudi Arabia against "all threats and attacks" from Iran during talks with the kingdom's crown prince, Sudan's military council said Friday.