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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

Donald Trump voices support for the NRA at gun lobby convention

US President Donald Trump has addressed the US' all powerful gun lobby at its annual convention.

US & Canada

New questions raised over Flynn-Russia ties

Michael Flynn, former national security adviser, may have broken the law by not disclosing payments he received from Russia when applying for government security clearance.

Middle East

Trump says Iran is not living up to the nuclear agreement

The US president has accused Iran of not living up to the 'spirit' of the nuclear agreement. Iran and six world powers signed a deal lifting some of the sanctions against the country in exchange for limiting its nuclear programme in 2015,

Asia Pacific

Mike Pence to visit Asia-Pacific with North Korea in mind

The US Vice President Mike Pence is set to embark on a 10-day tour that will include South Korea and Japan. The White House says Mike Pence will use his trip to highlight America's "continued commitment" to its allies in the region.

US & Canada

US: Sean Spicer under fire for Holocaust comments

A day after receiving much criticism, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has apologised for comments about the Holocaust.

US & Canada

US: Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court justice

US President Donald Trump's pick for the next justice on the Supreme Court has been sworn in.

US & Canada

US sends mixed signals about strategy for Syria

Russia, Iran and the armed group Hezbollah have jointly condemned the US strike on a Syrian airbase last week. Meanwhile, there are mixed messages coming out of the US on the Trump administration's strategy for Syria.

Middle East

Syria’s war: Congress questions Trump decision to strike airbase

Democrats in the US have mostly joined Republicans in backing Friday's military action against a Syrian airbase. But many on Capitol Hill are now demanding that President Donald Trump spell out a broader strategy for dealing with the conflict.

Middle East

US: Russia probe inquiry chief steps aside

Devin Nunes is stepping aside from heading up an investigation involving alleged Russian meddling in last year's election. The Republican Party congressman is accused of disclosing classified information - which he denies.

US & Canada

Trump blames Republicans for Obamacare setback

US President Donald Trump is blaming members of his own Republican Party for failing to push through his healthcare reforms. Scrapping the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was one of Trump's key campaign pledges during the 2016 election.

United States

Republicans withdraw bill to replace Obamacare

Republicans in the US House of Representatives, short of support from their own party, have withdrawn a healthcare bill drafted to repeal and replace 'Obamacare'. President Donald Trump is blaming the Democrats for failing to support the bill.

United States

Republicans delay vote to repeal Obamacare

A US House of Representatives vote on whether to scale back parts of former US President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law has been delayed. Division among Republicans means there are not enough votes to secure the new bill.