Michelle Nichols

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13 Mar 2018 | 6:11 AM

U.S. pushes U.N. for Ghouta truce as Trump considers Syria options

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A day after the United Nations Security Council demanded a ceasefire across Syria in February, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley - angry that Russia delayed the vote for several days and sceptical the Syrian government would comply - spoke with President Donald Trump. 

13 Mar 2018 | 6:10 AM

U.S. warns it may act on Syria as onslaught against Ghouta grinds on

UNITED NATIONS/AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned on Monday that Washington "remains prepared to act if we must," if the U.N. Security Council fails to act on Syria, as the Syrian army's onslaught in eastern Ghouta continued unabated.

8 Mar 2018 | 11:37 PM

Australia probes company tied to illicit North Korea coal sale - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities are investigating a Sydney-based property company accused of breaching United Nations sanctions on North Korea by brokering an illicit sale of coal, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters.

3 Mar 2018 | 7:01 AM

At U.N., China delays U.S. bid to blacklist ships, companies over North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China delayed a U.S. request for a United Nations Security Council committee to blacklist 33 ships, 27 shipping companies, and a Taiwan man for violating international sanctions on North Korea, diplomats said on Friday.

2 Mar 2018 | 11:32 AM

U.S. hopes for U.N. vote on new Syria toxic gas inquiry next week

(Reuters) - The United States wants the United Nations Security Council to create a new inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Thursday she hopes to put it to a vote as early as next week.

2 Mar 2018 | 7:53 AM

Guatemala appeals for more U.S. help to combat drug trafficking

PORT OF SAN JOSE, Guatemala (Reuters) - Guatemala appealed to the United States on Thursday for more equipment and training to tackle drug trafficking as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley visited the Central American country to see how effective their efforts have been.

1 Mar 2018 | 12:47 PM

U.S. envoy tells Guatemala president - We back U.N. graft body, chief

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Wednesday that Washington supports a U.N.-backed anti-graft body and its commissioner, who Morales has tried to oust after investigators targeted him.

28 Feb 2018 | 12:27 PM

In Honduras, U.S. envoy Haley tempers Trump threat over drug trafficking

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley pledged on Tuesday to raise the problem of drug trafficking at the United Nations after visiting Honduras and Guatemala this week and appeared to finesse a threat made by President Donald Trump to cut aid over the flow of drugs into the United States.

27 Feb 2018 | 12:05 PM

U.S. threatens action against Iran after Russia U.N. veto

UNITED NATIONS/TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The United States threatened unilateral action against Iran on Monday after Russia vetoed a western bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Tehran for failing to prevent its weapons from falling into the hands of Yemen's Houthi group.

26 Feb 2018 | 4:07 AM

Russia sets stage for U.N. veto of western bid to call out Iran

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia has laid the groundwork for a likely veto on Monday of a British, U.S. and French bid for the United Nations Security Council to call out Iran over its weapons falling into the hands of Yemen's Houthi group.