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Ex-Fox News host ends bid to be next U.S. ambassador to U.N.

Feb 17, 2019 - 9:49 AM

(UPDATED) 'The past two months have been gruelling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw,' says former Fox news anchor and state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert

HEATHER NAUERT. In this file photo taken on November 30, 2017, US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as U.N. envoy

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:49 AM

(UPDATED) Trump says Nauert, who is in line to take over from Nikki Haley, had done well at the State Department. 'She's very talented, very smart, very quick, and I think she's going to be respected by all,' Trump said.

HEATHER NAUERT. In this file photo taken on November 30, 2017, US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump to pick State Dept spokeswoman Heather Nauert as U.N. envoy – reports

Dec 07, 2018 - 12:24 PM

If confirmed by the Senate, she will take over from Nikki Haley, who announced her resignation in October without offering details on why

NEXT UN ENVOY? In this file screenshot, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert addresses the media in a news briefing. Screengrab from state.gov

U.S. prepares more Russia sanctions over Britain nerve gas attack

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:36 PM

Three months after the Untied States declared Russia violated a US law that seeks the elimination of chemical and biological weapons, the State Department tells Congress in a legally-mandated follow-up Moscow had not come into compliance

NOVICHOK ATTACK. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) talks with Wiltshire Police's Chief Constable Kier Pritchard (2L) as they stand near The Mill Pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 15, 2018, where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia went before being discovered on a nearby bench on March 4, following an apparent nerve agent attack. File photo by Tony Melville/AFP

Cambodia ruling party sweeps parliament after vote with no opposition

Aug 16, 2018 - 4:29 PM

The dissolved opposition is planning on ramping up efforts with governments abroad to put more pressure on Cambodian leader Hun Sen

HUN SEN. Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen delivers his address before a huge gathering for garment workers in Phnom Penh on August 15, 2018. AFP PHOTO

Russia blasts 'unacceptable' new U.S. sanctions

Aug 09, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The action by the US State Department is the latest salvo in a series of disputes between the rival powers, and comes less than a month after US President Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

Washington seeks global 'coalition' against Iran regime

May 18, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The plan is to be detailed on Monday, May 21, by the top United States diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in his first major foreign policy address since taking office in April

WHITE HOUSE. The White House is pictured on January 19, 2013 in Washington DC. Americans kicked off Barack Obama's inauguration weekend Saturday with a day of service, with the president and his family volunteering their efforts in Washington. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Trump says U.S. withdrawing from Syria 'very soon'

Mar 30, 2018 - 12:40 PM

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is asked if she was aware of any decision for the US to pull out of Syria. 'I am not, no. No,' she says.

US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, February 16, 2018, as he travels to Florida for the weekend. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

U.S. accuses Russia of breaching treaties with 'invincible' weapons

Mar 02, 2018 - 12:29 PM

The State Department expresses outrage at Russian President Vladimir Putin's presentation and his 'cheesy' animated video of warheads over US soil – and says the Russian leader had confirmed long-held allegations about his program

US STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert addresses the media in a news briefing. Screengrab from state.gov

U.S.-backed Israel vows action vs Iran 'entrenchment' in Syria

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:29 AM

The United States supports Israel for its strikes in Syria, blaming Iran for escalating violence in the war-wracked country

FOR ISRAEL'S INTEREST. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the prime minister office in Jerusalem. File photo by Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

U.S. pulls out of UN cultural body, citing 'anti-Israel' bias

Oct 12, 2017 - 9:25 PM

(UPDATED) 'This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO,' US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says in a statement

UNESCO. A logo of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is displayed in front of the organization headquarters on September 14, 2011. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

US expresses concern over Erdogan guards' attack on protesters

May 18, 2017 - 9:53 AM

Turkish bodyguards of visiting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan push past a Washington police cordon outside the Turkish ambassador s residence and set about the protesters with their fists and feet

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert says the US is concerned over the incident. Screengrab from state.gov