Nikki Haley: the latest Trump enabler to ruin her shot at redemption | Richard Wolffe | Opinion

Nikki Haley wants you to know that she’s not quitting her awesome, once-in-a-lifetime job to spend more time with her family. This is a rare thing among those permanently rising stars in the Republican party who just happen to announce their departures ahead of the expected trainwreck of the midterm elections next month. Paul Ryan, …

Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to UN, reports say | World news

Nikki Haley has resigned as the US ambassador to the United Nations, according to media reports on Tuesday. The Axios website reported that Donald Trump accepted Haley’s resignation on Tuesday morning after she first raised the issue with the US president at a meeting in the White House last week. No reasons for her resignation …

Nobel peace prize 2018 won by Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad – live updates | World news

Welcome to the Guardian’s coverage of this year’s Nobel peace prize ceremony. Past winners have included luminaries such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela. More controversial recipients include Henry Kissinger, Barack Obama, in 2009, months after entering office and Aung San Suu Kyi, although …

The Guardian view on climate policy failures: don’t give up | Editorial | Opinion

The world is failing to combat the threat of climate change. Global carbon dioxide emissions from coal, oil and gas increased by 1.6% in 2017, after three years when they rose little or not at all. Demand for oil is increasing by around 1.5% a year. Last week one of the authors of a key …

China warns US it will not be ‘blackmailed’ on trade | World news

China has warned that its critical relationship with the United States could break “like a glass”, and used the most global of stages to warn the Trump administration it wouldn’t be pushed around on trade. Foreign Minister Wang Yi insisted that his country “will not be blackmailed” or bow to pressure. “Protectionism will only hurt …

‘MeToo must become WeToo’: Jacinda Ardern’s speech to UN rebuts Trump | Politics

The prime minister of New Zealand has been met with thunderous applause at the UN for her speech espousing global cooperation and kindness from world leaders, in stark contrast to Donald Trump’s portentous rejection of globalism earlier in the week. Jacinda Ardern’s national statement was viewed by many commentators as a direct rebuttal to the …

Trump to UN: ‘We reject globalism and we embrace patriotism’ – live updates | World news

1.17pm EDT13:17 Seychelles president, Danny Faure, is speaking extensively about climate change. He says his island see the “stark realities” of climate change every day. The Seychelles supports the African Union’s call for a review and reform of the security council, he says. “Our nation was formed by the ocean,” Faure says. “We are acutely …

Jacinda Ardern makes history with baby Neve at UN general assembly | World news

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has made history as the first female world leader to attend the United Nations general assembly meeting with her newborn baby in tow. Ardern appeared with her infant daughter at the UN on Monday evening, and played with her before giving a speech at the Nelson Mandela peace summit. …

Senior UN gender and youth official sacked over sexual misconduct | Global development

A senior UN official tasked with promoting gender equality and youth partnerships has been sacked for sexual misconduct following claims made against him by younger male colleagues. Ravi Karkara, an Indian national based in New York, was dismissed from his post at UN Women on Friday following an investigation lasting nearly 15 months. In a …

UN experts ‘caved in’ to Russia on North Korea sanctions report – US | World news

The United States has accused Russia of pressuring an independent panel of UN experts to alter a report that implied “Russian actors” were involved in breaking sanctions against North Korea. Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, expressed disappointment in the panel monitoring sanctions against North Korea “for caving to Russian pressure and making changes …