Heather Nauert

  • Donald Trump Jun 20, 2019

    Trump's UN Envoy Nominee Defends Climate Record

    President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday defended her record on climate change, saying it is a “real risk to our planet” that must be addressed. Kelly Knight Craft told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she believes human behavior has contributed to climate change and she’ll push countries to deal...

  • Donald Trump Jun 20, 2019

    Trump's UN Envoy Nominee Defends Climate Record

    President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday defended her record on climate change, saying it is a “real risk to our planet” that must be addressed. Kelly Knight Craft told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she believes human behavior has contributed to climate change and she’ll push countries to deal...

  • Donald Trump Feb 23, 2019

    Trump Picks Ambassador to Canada for UN Post

    President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump said in a pair of tweets that Craft “has done an outstanding job representing our Nation” and he has “no doubt that, under her leadership, our Country will be...

  • Donald Trump Feb 17, 2019

    State Department: Nauert Out as Pick for UN Ambassador

    The State Department says Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn. Nauert, State Department spokeswoman, said that “the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from...

  • Donald Trump Dec 12, 2018

    Nikki Haley Says She Leveraged Trump to Get Things Done at UN

    Nikki Haley, the departing U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said in an interview for NBC’s “Today” show that she used President Donald Trump’s “unpredictable” nature to her advantage on the job. “He would ratchet up the rhetoric, and then I’d go back to the ambassadors and say: ‘You know, he’s pretty upset. I can’t promise you what he’s going...

  • Donald Trump Dec 7, 2018

    Trump Picks State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert for UN Ambassador

    President Donald Trump announced Friday he’s nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. “Heather Nauert will be nominated,” Trump said Friday before departing the White House on Marine One for an event in Kansas City. “She’s very talented, very smart, very quick, and I think she’s going to be respected by...

  • CEO Nov 24, 2018

    White House Deputy Chief Receiving Millions From Fox

    White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Bill Shine has received millions of dollars in severance from Fox News Channel’s parent company and is owed millions more, a new financial disclosure report shows.

  • President Oct 23, 2018

    Four Miami Men in Costa Rica for Bachelor Party Killed in Rafting Accident

    Four American tourists and a Costa Rican guide were killed in a weekend rafting accident in the Central American country, authorities said Sunday.

  • Donald Trump Oct 12, 2018

    US Pastor Released From House Arrest, Flown Out of Turkey

    An American pastor flew out of Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court convicted him of terror links but freed him from house arrest, removing a major irritant in fraught ties between two NATO allies still strained by disagreements over Syria, Iran and a host of other issues. The court near the western city of Izmir sentenced North Carolina native...

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2018

    US Pastor Released From House Arrest, Flown Out of Turkey

    An American pastor flew out of Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court convicted him of terror links but freed him from house arrest, removing a major irritant in fraught ties between two NATO allies still strained by disagreements over Syria, Iran and a host of other issues. The court near the western city of Izmir sentenced North Carolina native...

  • Donald Trump Aug 30, 2018

    Trump Says Korea Military Drills Could Be Restarted

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that there’s no reason to spend a lot of money on military wargames with South Korea, but warned he could “instantly” relaunch the exercises again and they would be “far bigger than ever before.” Trump made the comment in a series of tweets that primarily took aim at China, blaming it for lack of progress...

  • spokesman Aug 10, 2018

    Saudi-Led Strike Kills 29 Children in Yemen, UN Calls for Probe

    Yemen’s Shiite rebels on Friday backed a U.N. call for a probe into a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in the country’s north that killed dozens of people the previous day, including many children, in an attack that drew wide international criticism. Senior Yemeni rebel leader Mohammed Ali al-Houthi said on Twitter that the rebels — known as Houthis — welcome the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 19, 2018

    White House, State at Odds Over Putin's Interview Proposal

    The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes. Even as the White House said the offer, made by Putin to President Donald Trump at their summit in Helsinki...

  • Associated Press Jun 24, 2018

    As Driving Ban Lifted, Saudi Women in Crosshairs of Change

    Outside a sprawling mall in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, young single men and women walk through an open-air exhibit where Saudi women and traffic police explain the ins and outs of handling a car. Children take a lap around a makeshift course in tiny electric cars as clowns appear on a small stage, dancing for the crowd. A song with...

  • China Jun 7, 2018

    Mystery Ailment Leads US to Evacuate More From China

    A U.S. medical team was screening more Americans who work at the consulate in southern China as the State Department confirmed evacuating a number of government employees who experienced unexplained health issues like those that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba and China. The evacuations of workers in Guangzhou followed medical testing that revealed they might have been affected. State...

  • Associated Press Jun 5, 2018

    First Saudi Women Receive Driving Licenses, But Some Advocates Are Jailed

    Saudi Arabia issued its first driver’s licenses to 10 women on Monday as the kingdom prepared to lift the world’s only ban on women driving in three weeks, but some who campaigned for the right to drive remain under arrest. A government statement said the 10 women who were issued licenses already held driving licenses from other countries, including the...

  • Department of State Apr 18, 2018

    UN Team Fired on at Site of Alleged Gas Attack in Syria

    Assailants opened fire at a U.N. security team visiting the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, an official said Wednesday, forcing it to retreat to its base and further delaying a fact-finding mission by outside experts to examine the claims. Gunmen shot at the U.N. team in Douma on Tuesday and detonated an explosive, leading it to...

  • Department of Justice Mar 23, 2018

    US Drops Charges Against Erdogan Bodyguards Over DC Brawl

    U.S. prosecutors said Thursday they have dismissed all criminal charges against seven of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards stemming from a brawl in Washington last year in which protesters were beaten. The charges were dropped last month just a day ahead of a meeting between Erdogan and now-outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, but the State Department said the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    New Russia Sanctions Kick in, But US Opts to Punish Nobody

    The Trump administration has decided not to punish anybody for now under new sanctions retaliating for Russia’s election-meddling, the State Department said Monday, in a surprising move that fueled further questions about whether President Donald Trump is too soft on Moscow.

  • spokeswoman Jan 5, 2018

    US Suspends Security Assistance to Pakistan, Citing Taliban Actions Nearby

    The United States has announced it is suspending security assistance to Pakistan for failing to take “decisive action” against Taliban militants targeting U.S. personnel in neighboring Afghanistan. The State Department’s declaration Thursday signaled growing frustration over Pakistan’s level of cooperation in fighting terrorist networks. Initially vague information on how much money and materiel was being withheld suggested the primary goal...

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