Nikki Haley: US ambassador to UN resigns

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has announced she is resigning – after nearly two years in the post.

President Donald Trump appeared in the Oval Office alongside Mrs Haley to say she had done “an incredible job”.

The 46-year-old former South Carolina governor – one of the few women in the Trump cabinet – gave no reason for her exit, but dismissed speculation she was planning to run for president in 2020.

Mr Trump said he would name a replacement in two-three weeks.

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