Trump says US will withdraw from nuclear arms treaty with Russia | World news

Donald Trump has confirmed the US will leave an arms control treaty with Russia dating from the cold war that has kept nuclear missiles out of Europe for three decades. “We’ll have to develop those weapons,” the president told reporters in Nevada after a rally. “We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to …

Jamal Khashoggi death: Donald Trump says Saudi explanation is ‘credible’ – live updates | World news

The final chapter of Khashoggi’s life began just over a year before his death, when he left his home in Jeddah for self-imposed exile in the US. He attracted attention by writing columns for the Washington Post, focusing on the changes that had taken place since the ageing King Salman had appointed his youngest son, …

Trump says it appears Khashoggi is dead and consequences may be ‘severe’ | World news

Donald Trump has said he presumes that Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and said the consequences for Saudi Arabia could be “very severe” if its leaders are found to have ordered the dissident journalist’s killing. Trump made the remarks after being briefed on the investigation by his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Pompeo’s return from …

US denies giving Saudis ‘benefit of doubt’ over Jamal Khashoggi case | World news

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has denied giving the Saudi regime the “benefit of the doubt” over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi and claimed that the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was satisfied with Saudi cooperation in the investigation. But Pompeo made clear that the Trump administration would take commercial ties and Saudi …

Jamal Khashoggi: US secretary of state arrives in Saudi Arabia for crisis talks | World news

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has met King Salman in Saudi Arabia to discuss the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as reports emerged that Riyadh was poised to acknowledge that Khashoggi was killed in its consulate in Istanbul. Pompeo landed in Riyadh on Tuesday morning and met the king immediately to discuss …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Trump orders Pompeo to delay nuclear North Korea talks due to lack of progress | US news

Donald Trump has directed the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to delay a planned trip to North Korea, the president tweeted on Friday, “because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”. Trump met Kim Jong-un in Singapore in June, after months of abuse and threats …