Breaking: Trump names former critic as UN Envoy

Donald Trump has named South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the UN, US media report.

She is the first non-white female cabinet-level official appointed within the Trump administration, despite her previous criticisms of Trump’s campaign.

Mrs Haley is the daughter of Indian immigrants and had been a vocal critic of Mr Trump on the campaign trail, especially surrounding immigration.

The 44-year-old has been characterised as a rising star within the Republican party and is the youngest governor in the US.

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