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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.

United States

Republicans reveal bill to replace Obamacare

Republicans in the US senate have presented a bill they want to see replace Obamacare. Thirteen senators have been secretly re-drafting the legislation after it struggled to pass through the House of Representatives last month.

US & Canada

US attorney general to testify in Trump-Russia probe

The United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will testify publicly to the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into the Trump camp’s campaign ties to Russia.

Middle East

Trump's anti-Qatar tweets muddle view of US stance on GCC crisis

The White House says President Donald Trump has held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Arab countries.

Middle East

US says Trump 'committed to resolving' Gulf diplomatic crisis

The US military says flights out of its airbase in Qatar will not be affected by the regional diplomatic crisis. It has praised the Gulf state for its commitment to regional security.

United States

Trump on climate: I was elected to represent Pittsburg, not Paris

The United States is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. President Donald Trump says the deal punishes the US and he wants to put American workers first. Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington, DC.

US & Canada

Trump interviews two more candidates for FBI director post

Donald Trump has interviewed two more candidates hoping to become FBI director. The successful candidate is expected to be under a lot of scrutiny.

United States

US appeals court upholds Trump travel ban

A US appeals court has upheld a ruling halting Donald Trump’s travel restrictions. The block on the president’s executive order that sought to limit travel from six Muslim-majority nations remains in place.

US & Canada

Former FBI chief John Brennan: Russia interfered in US election process

Russia "brazenly interfered" in the 2016 US election process despite the head of its FSB security service being warned it would hurt US-Russia ties, according to John Brennan, the former CIA director.

Middle East

Russia controversy plagues Trump’s first foreign trip

News headlines in the US continue to plague the president while he is in the Middle East on his first official engagement overseas.

United States

Trump dismisses claims of campaign collusion with Russia

The US Department of Justice appointed former FBI chief Robert Muller as special counsel to probe possible ties between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. Trump called it the single greatest political 'witch-hunt in US history'.

US & Canada

Russia-US ties: Democrats push for inquiry

Trump is under growing pressure at home as leading Democrats call for an independent investigation into White House conduct vis-a-vis Russia.

United States

Trump warns Comey against leaking information to media

US President Donald Trump has warned the man he sacked as FBI chief against leaking to journalists anything negative about him. Trump wrote on Twitter that James Comey 'better hope' that no secret tapes exist of their conversations.