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US ditches the UN’s Human Rights Council and calls it ‘hypocritical and self-serving’ on its way out the door

The US officially withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, citing the organization's political bias against its ally Israel. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley added that Israel is "singled out in a way that no other country is singled out."
US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley listens during a Security Council meeting concerning the situation in the Middle East involving Israel and Palestine, at United Nations headquarters, December 18, 2017 in New York City.

120 countries voted to condemn Israel for using ‘excessive’ force in Gaza clashes that killed over 100 people

The United Nations voted in favor of a resolution condemning Israel for using "excessive" force in response to recent intensified clashes along the Gaza border. Prior to the vote, a US proposal to denounce Hamas for its role in provoking violence between Israelis and Palestinians was shot down.

Nikki Haley says Israel has acted with ‘restraint’ in Gaza and then walks out of UN as Palestinian envoy begins speaking

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Tuesday defended Israel's use of force against Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza and proceeded to walk out of a UN Security Council session as Palestine's envoy began to speak
US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley

2 clear winners emerged after Trump’s rift with his own administration over Russia blew wide open

The White House's internal disagreements barreled into the public view in spectacular fashion this week.

A top Pence aide abruptly withdrew from his unusual White House role after Trump criticized him

This is the first known instance in which Trump has objected to one of the vice president's personnel decisions.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Trump has reportedly halted new sanctions against Russia

President Donald Trump has halted the implementation of new Russian sanctions, just one day after UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said that new sanctions were coming
President-elect Donald Trump stands with Vice President-elect Mike Pence at a news conference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City.

Trump tried to block Mike Pence from hiring an adviser because Trump believed he was part of the ‘Never Trump’ movement

Pence managed to convince Trump about the hire, but the incident points to Trump's continual desire for loyalty from his associates.

Nikki Haley says a new round of sanctions against Russia are coming Monday

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced on Sunday that the US will imminently impose a new rounds of sanctions on Russia.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley holds photographs of victims during a meeting at the United Nations Security Council on Syria at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Nikki Haley says Russia’s hands are ‘covered in the blood of Syrian children’ after alleged chemical attack

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley came out swinging against the Russian delegation at an emergency UNSC meeting on Monday.