October 20, 2017

Tillerson says US-Russia ties at ‘low point,’ calls for easing tensions after Putin meeting.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a hastily arranged meeting in Moscow late Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin as he worked to ease tensions over Syria and other global crises – even as he and President Trump, from afar, continued to pressure Putin over his alliance with Bashar Assad. Tillerson, speaking frankly during a […]

Tillerson: Russia Must Choose Between Assad and the U.S.

LUCCA, Italy (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued an ultimatum to Russia on Tuesday: Side with the U.S. and likeminded countries on Syria, or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad. As he embarked on a trip to Moscow following urgent meetings in Italy with top diplomats, Tillerson […]

Tillerson warns North Korea: ‘Strategic patience has ended,’ military action is ‘on the table’

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left) listens during a news conference Friday with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se in Seoul. Military action by the United States against nuclear-armed Pyongyang was an “option on the table”, Washington’s top diplomat said after visiting the Demilitarised Zone that divides the two Koreas. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images) Secretary […]

REVEALED: Democrats Behind Mexico City Demonstration Against Tillerson

  An official arm of the Democratic party is behind a planned demonstration against Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday outside the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. The Mexico chapter of Democrats Abroad — “the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States,” according to the group’s website — is organizing […]

Senate confirms Tillerson as secretary of State

The Senate on Wednesday approved Rex Tillerson to lead President Trump’s State Department, despite a late effort by Democrats to slow down the nomination. Tillerson was approved in a 56-43 vote. Though Democrats largely lined up against Tillerson, he got some Democratic support. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Mark Warner (Va.) and […]

What to Know About Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Pick to Be Secretary of State

President-elect Donald Trump made it official Tuesday in announcing his selection of Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. who has been scrutinized for his relationship with Russia, to be the next secretary of state. “I am honored by President-elect Trump’s nomination and share his vision for restoring the credibility of the United States’ […]

Rex Tillerson of ExxonMobil Expected to Be Named Trump’s Secretary of State: Sources

Chairman and CEO of US oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, speaks during the 2015 Oil and Money conference in central London on Oct. 7, 2015. Ben Stansall / AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump is expected to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, two sources close to the transition process told […]

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