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‘Tough crowd’: Kids ask White House press secretary to justify Syria airstrikes (VIDEO)

Budding reporters, aged from four to 13, took part in a mock White House briefing as part of Thursday’s ‘Take your child to work day’ and showed they were not afraid to get stuck in at a press briefing. One little girl tackled press secretary Sarah Sanders directly on Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes on Syria. She asked: “Why did ...

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Senate confirms Pompeo’s appointment as state secretary

The US Senate has confirmed the nomination of former CIA chief Mike Pompeo for the office of the secretary of state. His candidacy was given the green light by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday. Read more Senators voted 57-42 in favor of the candidacy, narrowly overcoming the Democratic resistance to Pompeo. Critics were concerned that his hawkish attitudes ...

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Pro-regime change Pompeo: Trump’s pick for secretary of state is an outspoken hawk

Mike Pompeo is expected to face a tough confirmation hearing on Thursday – but more dangerous hurdles await him as secretary of state. With tensions mounting in the Middle East, what kind of diplomat would Pompeo be? Read more The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing to consider Pompeo’s nomination as secretary of state on April 12. ...

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Trump’s pick for State Secretary Pompeo says no more soft policy toward Russia

CIA director Mike Pompeo, who was picked by President Donald Trump to lead US foreign policy, has declared that the days of what he called a “soft policy” toward Russia are over. At the same time, he said dialogue must continue. “Russia continues to act aggressively, enabled by years of soft policy toward that aggression. That’s now over. The list ...

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'Fishwife’s rhetoric' reveals 'intellectual impotence' of UK Defense Secretary – Russian MoD

By telling Russia to “shut up,” UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has revealed his “extreme intellectual impotence” and underlined the vanity of British accusations against Moscow, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. “Fishwife’s rhetoric demonstrated today by the head of the British Defense Ministry Gavin Williamson, perfectly characterizes an extreme degree of his intellectual impotence,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement. ...

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The U.S. secretary of state was fired. On Twitter.

President Donald Trump just fired his embattled secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, via Twitter this morning, replacing him with former Tea Party Congressman and current Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo. Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel ...

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The U.S. secretary of state was fired. On Twitter.

President Donald Trump just fired his embattled secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, via Twitter this morning, replacing him with former Tea Party Congressman and current Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo. Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel ...

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'I Got #Tillersoned' going viral after Trump fires Secretary of State

When US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was abruptly dismissed by President Donald Trump, “I Got #Tillersoned” became a viral meme used by lovelorn millennials sharing their own breakup stories. The break-up was leaked to the press and announced on Twitter Tuesday morning, seemingly without the prior knowledge of the soon-to-be-sacked Tillerson, who was returning from a trip to Africa. ...

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Russia ‘no threat,’ NATO expansion ‘dilutes effectiveness’ of bloc – ex-US defense secretary to RT

NATO’s rapid expansion has not necessarily strengthened the alliance and the US should rethink its hostility towards Russia, former US Secretary of Defense William Perry said on RT’s SophieCo program. Perry, who has previously stated that NATO’s eastward expansion during his tenure as defense secretary was a mistake and largely responsible for the current confrontation between Moscow and Washington, told ...

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No proof of doping does not mean innocence — CAS Secretary General to RT

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Secretary General Matthieu Reeb has told RT that he sees nothing illegal or odd in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refusing athletes entry, even in the absence of evidence. “The duty of the IOC was to show that the athletes involved in this case were guilty of an anti-doping rule violation. The fact that ...

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