Ambassador

WASHINGTON | GOP senator doesn’t know whether UN pick is up to the job

WASHINGTON— A leading Republican senator on foreign policy issues says he doesn’t know whether President Donald Trump‘s pick to be U.N. ambassador has the expertise and background to capably handle the job. Trump wants former Fox News reporter and current State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert (NOW’-urt) to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador. Nauert had little … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP senator doesn’t know whether UN pick is up to the job

WASHINGTON | Heather Nauert likely to be quizzed on her diplomatic resume

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pick to be America’s ambassador at the United Nations is likely to face questions about her thin diplomatic resume during an upcoming Senate confirmation hearing that will shine fresh attention on the president’s “America first” approach to foreign policy. If confirmed by the Senate, Heather Nauert, a 48-year-old former Fox … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Heather Nauert likely to be quizzed on her diplomatic resume

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says he wants Nauert as next UN ambassador

WASHINGTON— The Latest on who could be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (all times local): 9:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says he’ll nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert (NOW’-urt) to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump describes Nauert to reporters as “very talented” and “very smart.” Nauert is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says he wants Nauert as next UN ambassador

WASHINGTON | Trump names State spokeswoman Nauert for UN ambassador

WASHINGTON — 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 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump names State spokeswoman Nauert for UN ambassador

HOUSTON | George H.W. Bush dies at 94; made greatest mark in Gulf War

HOUSTON — He was the man who sought a “kinder, and gentler nation,” and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips — he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was turned out of the presidency after a single term. … Continue reading HOUSTON | George H.W. Bush dies at 94; made greatest mark in Gulf War

CAIRO | British diplomat says Yemen talks on next week in Stockholm

CAIRO  — Britain’s ambassador to Yemen said Thursday he has spoken with representatives from the country’s warring sides and that he expects them to attend peace talks that are to begin next week in Stockholm. However, overnight fighting cast a cloud on efforts to establish a cease-fire in the war-torn Arab country. Peace talks to … Continue reading CAIRO | British diplomat says Yemen talks on next week in Stockholm