Handbag designer tapped to be ambassador to South Africa

President Trump has picked a deep-pocketed, luxury handbag designer who is a member of his exclusive Mar-a-Lago club to be the US ambassador to South Africa, the White House announced. Lana Marks, 65, of Palm Beach, Florida, is the founder and CEO of an eponymous fashion brand that counts royalty and Hollywood celebrities among clients willing to shell out big […]

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Dina Powell is out of the running for Nikki Haley’s old UN job

Former White House aide Dina Powell is no longer a candidate to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations. Powell, who was considered a top contender for the diplomatic gig, has decided to stay at her position at Goldman Sachs rather than rejoin the Trump administration, a senior administration official told Reuters. President Trump had courted Powell for […]

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Putin’s goons must never be allowed to question US citizens

President Trump did the right thing by finally rejecting Vladimir Putin’s outrageous proposal to let his intelligence goons question US citizens, including a former ambassador to Moscow. Let’s hope he truly understands how unacceptable the idea is. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Thursday claimed Putin had made the proposal “in all sincerity.” Nonsense: He made it as payback […]

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Guatemala asks Swedish, Venezuelan ambassadors to leave

Guatemala: Guatemala has asked Sweden and Venezuela to remove their ambassadors from the Central American country, accusing them of interfering in its internal affairs. A government press release on Thursday, local time, said Guatemala wanted Swedish ambassador Anders Kompass and Venezuelan diplomat Elena Alicia Salcedo to depart. Sweden’s Andreas Kompass. Kompass is a well-known diplomat and human rights defender. A few […]

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