Ambassador

ELKO, Nevada | Trump hopes to pick UN ambassador from 5 candidates

ELKO, Nevada  — President Donald Trump says he hopes to select a U.N. ambassador to replace Nikki Haley very soon and is interviewing 5 candidates for the job. Trump said Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada: “We’ll have somebody great … we’re going to pick somebody very quickly. Trump said he’s interviewing three women … Continue reading ELKO, Nevada | Trump hopes to pick UN ambassador from 5 candidates

NAIROBI, Kenya | Keino says charges against him dropped, has been released

NAIROBI, Kenya — Running great Kip Keino said Friday that charges against him in a Kenyan Olympic corruption case have been dropped and he has been released. The honorary IOC member tells The Associated Press that he still needs to appear in court on Tuesday — with speculation that he may now be a witness … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Keino says charges against him dropped, has been released

TIRANA, Albania | Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric’s businesses

TIRANA, Albania — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says he expects Albania to close all businesses owned by Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Ankara blames for an attempted coup two years ago. Cavusoglu, in the Albanian capital of Tirana on Friday, said Ankara has formally asked Tirana “to close all the institutions that hold … Continue reading TIRANA, Albania | Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric’s businesses

GUATEMALA CITY | Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

GUATEMALA CITY — As about 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention — and pressure — turned to Mexico Thursday, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop the impromptu caravan. “I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

BELGRADE, Serbia | Serbian president issues veiled threat over Kosovo

BELGRADE, Serbia— Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says a U.S. call for the withdrawal of a UN peacekeeping mission from Kosovo would leave his country no choice but to “protect” its people in the former province. Vucic did not specify what kind of action Serbia could take in Kosovo which declared independence from Serbia in 2008. … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Serbian president issues veiled threat over Kosovo

BELGRADE, Serbia | Serb official denounces US ambassador over Kosovo

BELGRADE, Serbia— Serbia’s pro-Russia defense minister has denounced the U.S. ambassador to Serbia as arrogant for calling the former Serbian province of Kosovo a sovereign state. Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said in a statement that U.S. Ambassador Kyle Scott “has forgotten that Serbia is not a colony and that he cannot trample on its dignity.” … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Serb official denounces US ambassador over Kosovo

WASHINGTON | Who’s Trump listen to on trade? Chinese ambassador at a loss

WASHINGTON  — China’s ambassador to the United States says he and other foreign diplomats in Washington are having a difficult time figuring out which trade advisers President Donald Trump listens to in his administration. Cui Tiankai (sway tee-yehn-KY’) was asked on “Fox News Sunday” about trade tensions between the economic powers and if he was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Who’s Trump listen to on trade? Chinese ambassador at a loss

NEW YORK | AP source: Dina Powell tells Trump she doesn’t want UN job

NEW YORK — Former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell told the White House on Thursday that she’s not interested in serving as the next U.N. ambassador, a person familiar with the conversation told The Associated Press. President Donald Trump had said the Goldman Sachs executive was on his shortlist of five people to replace … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP source: Dina Powell tells Trump she doesn’t want UN job