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UN Envoy Haley: Trump’s Accusers Have Right to be Heard

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct have the right to be heard. “Women who accuse anyone should be heard,” Nikki Haley said on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday. “They should be heard, and they should be dealt with.” Whether Trump’s election settled the matter was “for the people to decide,” Haley said. “I know that he was elected but women should always feel comfortable coming forward and we should all be willing to listen to them.” Haley’s comment…

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US Envoy Heads to Japan, Thailand to Discuss North Korea

The U.S. envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and Thailand next week to discuss how to increase pressure on Pyongyang after its latest ballistic missile test, the U.S. State Department said Friday. North Korea, formally called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), last week tested its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), saying the device could reach all of the United States. Joseph Yun, the U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, will travel to Japan and Thailand, Dec. 11-15, and meet government officials “to discuss ways…

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Reports: UN Envoy Expressed Willingness to Ease Tensions in N. Korea

U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman, who visited North Korea this week, expressed willingness to ease tension on the Korean Peninsula, state media said Saturday, amid a rising war of words over the North’s missile and nuclear programs. North Korea also said in a statement carried by its official KCNA news agency that the U.N. envoy acknowledged the negative impact of sanctions on humanitarian aid to North Korea. Feltman, the highest-level U.N. official to visit North Korea since 2012, was not immediately available for comment.  “The United Nations expressed concerns…

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