Kimberly Halkett

Kimberly Halkett

Kimberly Halkett is a Canadian-born journalist, covering the United States since her move to Washington, in 1998. She has reported on the administrations of Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama. Kimberly has served as a reporter and presenter for Al Jazeera since the launch of the network. Prior to joining AJE, Kimberly was a US National Correspondent for Canada’s Global Television network, reporting exclusively for its flagship evening newscast, “Global National.” Currently, Kimberly covers the White House for Al Jazeera.

US & Canada

Trump denies offending widow of soldier killed in Niger

US President Donald Trump is facing criticism over his handling of the deaths of four soldiers in Niger earlier this month. He is accused of making insensitive remarks during a phone call to the widow of one of the men.

Trump denies offending widow of soldier killed in Niger

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Trump at odds with Republicans over US nuclear policy

President Donald Trump is denying allegations he wants to dramatically increase the size of the US' nuclear weapons arsenal.

Trump at odds with Republicans over US nuclear policy

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US: Refugee cap at 45,000 in 2018, marking all-time low

Senior officials in the Trump administration have briefed Congress on the president's plans to cut the number of refugees allowed into the US.

US: Refugee cap at 45,000 in 2018, marking all-time low

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US: Trump's feud with NFL players escalates

More than 100 National Football League players have now sat or knelt during the national anthem to protest US President Donald Trump's call to boycott the game. The players are protesting social and racial injustice.

US: Trump's feud with NFL players escalates

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Alabama Senate race highlights Republican divisions

US President Donald Trump is expected to travel to Alabama on Friday to get support for a Republican candidate running for the Senate, but the campaign is exposing deep divisions within the Republican Party.

Alabama Senate race highlights Republican divisions

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Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under investigation

As Donald Trump addressed world leaders at the UN headquarters in New York City, back in Washington, DC the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia revealed new developments.

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under investigation

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Trump's tweets: More accusations of bad taste

Donald Trump's United Nations debut, comes amid controversy about the US President's activity on the social media.

Trump's tweets: More accusations of bad taste

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Confusion over Trumps deal for Dreamers

There is confusion over reports US President Donald Trump struck a deal to protect undocumented young immigrants, known as Dreamers. Democrats announced they reached an agreement to shield nearly 800,000 people from deportation.

Confusion over Trumps deal for Dreamers

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US government faces shutdown threat over daunting challenges

The US government has a number of major tasks that must be accomplished this month, including approving funds for the country's healthcare system and for the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey.

US government faces shutdown threat over daunting challenges

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Trump pardons convicted ex-sheriff who racially profiled Latinos

Trump has pardoned a former Arizona Sheriff who was convicted of criminal contempt for his department's racial profiling policy.

Trump pardons convicted ex-sheriff who racially profiled Latinos

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Within 24 hours, Trump gives very different speeches

Another day, another political rally with more statements from US President Donald Trump that counter to his comments from the previous day.

Within 24 hours, Trump gives very different speeches

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Backlash grows about Trump's comments on Charlottesville violence

Demonstrators near Donald Trump’s house have protested the US president’s response to Charlottesville violence.

Backlash grows about Trump's comments on Charlottesville violence