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…

US warns Assad against delaying process to end Syrian war

US special representative for Syria, Jim Jeffrey, declared that the US will impose sanctions to pursue “a strategy of isolation” with its allies if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad holds up the political process aiming to end the Syrian war. Mr Jeffrey warned that Washington would work with allies in Europe, Asia and the Middle East…

US planning actions in response to Venezuelan crisis

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the US is planning a series of actions designed to put pressure on the Venezuelan government. “You’ll see in the coming days a series of actions that continue to increase the pressure level against the Venezuelan leadership folks, who are working directly against the best interest…

White House optimistic about China trade despite no date for talks

China has cancelled upcoming trade talk with the US according to a Wall Street Journal report, as a trade war between the two nations continues to develop. China announced an additional $US60 billion of US products to be subject to import tariffs in response to a US announcement of $US200 billion of Chinese good to…

Russia undermining North Korea sanctions, says Pompeo

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has accused Russia of undermining the international sanctions on North Korea. Mr Pompeo said the sanctions are necessary to maintain pressure on North Korea to convince Pyongyang to stop its nuclear program and give up its nuclear weapons. “Russia has actively attempted to undermine the U.N. Security Council resolutions,…

Five dead after Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

Photo Courtesy: national oceanic and atmospheric administration, NOAA Five people have died after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, bringing strong winds and heavy rains. Residents of western North Carolina have been warned they may see flooding and landslides, with some weather models predicting more than 50 inches of rain for parts of North Carolina.…

China using LinkedIn to spy on US government officials

China is using fake LinkedIn profiles in attempts to get close to Americans with access to state and commercial secrets, according to a Reuters report quoting the US counter-intelligence Chief, William Evanina. According to Mr Evanina, China is using LinkedIn to contact thousands of members at a time, but he refused to comment on the…

US stops funding for UN agency aiding Palestinian refugees

The US halted funding to the United Nations Relief Works and Agency (UNRWA), which has been assisting Palestinian refugees. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert claims the UNRWA is an unsustainable and “irredeemably flawed operation”. “The administration has carefully reviewed the issue and determined that the United States will not make additional contributions to UNRWA,” she…

US official criticises EU aid for Iran as “sending the wrong message”

The European Union’s decision to give $US20.7 million in aid to Iran has been met with criticism from the top US envoy on Iran, who said it sends “the wrong message at the wrong time”. “Foreign aid from European taxpayers perpetuates the regime’s ability to neglect the needs of its people and stifles meaningful policy…