Nikki Haley Quits As United States Ambassador To The UN

Picture Courtesy: White House Nikki Haley becomes the latest to quit the Trump Administration, following an announcement with President Donald Trump at the White House. Ms Haley made the announcement during a press conference this morning at the Oval Office, saying her resignation will take affect at the end of the year. She was accompanied…

FBI to investigate Kavanaugh, delaying confirmation by one week

US President Donald Trump has relented to intense pressure, including from moderate Republicans, and ordered a one-week FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Mr Trump addressed the announcement on Twitter, appearing confident Mr Kavanaugh will be cleared. “Just started, tonight, our 7th FBI investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh,”…

Iranian foreign minister call Trump threat to international peace

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif labelled US President Donald Trump and his administration a threat to the Middle East and global peace in a statement on Twitter. “It is true that there is a real threat to our region and to international peace and security: that threat is the Trump administration’s sense of entitlement…

Former Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison

George Papadopoulos, a former campaign aide for the Trump 2016 campaign, has been sentenced to 14 days in prison on charges of lying to federal agents investigating collusion between the campaign and Russia. The prosecution claims that Mr Papadopoulos lied to investigators about his contact with Russians during the campaign “to minimize both his own…

South Korean President pushing for North Korean denuclearisation before 2019

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is continuing to push for “irrevocable progress” in North Korean denuclearisation by the end of the year, preparing for his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The focus of the Pyongyang summit between the two Korean leaders will be on achieving denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. South Korea’s…

US Consultant agrees to aid Mueller investigation after guilty plea

An American political consultant with ties to Konstantin Kilimnik and a Ukrainian political party has pled guilty to failing to register as an agent of foreign interests, agreeing to cooperate with the Mueller investigation. W. Samuel Patten, 47 admitted to procuring $US50,000 from a Ukrainian politician to fund US President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, in…

Trump cancels Pompeo North Korea trip amid concerns over nuclear progress

US President Donald Trump cancelled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to North Korea over concerns that North Korea was not progressing in its goals agreed to at the nuclear summit in June. This is the first time Mr Trump has acknowledged North Korea’s apparent lack of movement towards denuclearisation, despite characterising the meeting as…