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Tillerson splurged $12mn on consultants as part of State Dept overhaul plan – report

Consultants costing up to $ 300 an hour were engaged as Rex Tillerson tried to revamp the State Department. With Tillerson gone, the future of the redesign is uncertain, but taxpayers have already picked up the $ 12 million tab. Politico has revealed the figures, citing documents it obtained, and said they were partly confirmed by a State Department spokesperson. ...

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High-ranking State Dept. official sacked after saying Tillerson was fired in a tweet

State Department Under Secretary Steve Goldstein was fired after he said his boss, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, was surprised by President Donald Trump’s decision to oust him. He will be replaced by Heather Nauert. Goldstein, who took the job on December 4, was fired on Tuesday, shortly after he issued a statement suggesting that former Secretary of State ...

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Russia's isolation is not in anyone's interests – Tillerson

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave his farewell address at the State Department Tuesday having been unceremoniously fired from the Trump administration. In his remarks, he spoke of the need for detente with Russia. Tillerson highlighted what he believed were successes under his leadership at the department, such as the “maximum pressure” policy to force the North Korean leadership ...

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Different mindset with Tillerson, good chemistry with Pompeo – Trump

Published time: 13 Mar, 2018 13:32 Edited time: 13 Mar, 2018 13:48 US President Donald Trump has said he had “chemistry” with the CIA Director Mike Pompeo, but didn’t see eye to eye with Rex Tillerson. Pompeo has replaced Tillerson as Secretary of State. “I worked with Mike Pompeo for quite some time,” Trump told journalists following his decision. He ...

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Trump fires Sec of State Tillerson, replaces him with CIA chief Pompeo

Published time: 13 Mar, 2018 12:47 Edited time: 13 Mar, 2018 12:58 President Donald Trump ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, appointing Gina Haspel instead of him. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex ...

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Ex-spy Skripal poisoning 'clearly came from Russia' & 'will trigger response' – Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has thrown his support behind UK allegations that Russia is responsible for the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in the UK, whether directly or through negligence. The poisoning is “a really egregious act” and will “certainly trigger a response,” Tillerson told reporters on board an aircraft as he was returning to Washington ...

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Tillerson pits Beijing’s ‘predatory’ Africa expansion against Washington’s ‘responsible’ support

China’s rapidly growing influence on the African continent is worrying the US Secretary of State. He claims that its investments are detrimental, unlike Washington’s “responsible” promotion of the “rule of law.” The Chinese approach to relations with the African countries “encourages dependency” through the use of “opaque contracts, predatory loan practices, and corrupt deals that mire [the African] nations in ...

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Tillerson ‘listening’ but won’t deviate from ‘big stick’ strategy with N. Korea

The US approach to North Korea is showing no signs of softening, after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the government is using “big sticks” rather than delicate diplomacy to enable talks. The leaders of the two nations have engaged in a series of bizarre tit-for-tat insults over the last year, with Tillerson previously admitting that military intervention in North ...

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Tillerson says weapons provided to Syrian SDF would be limited (WATCH LIVE)

Published time: 16 Feb, 2018 09:30 Edited time: 16 Feb, 2018 09:55 Washington and Ankara have agreed to improve bilateral relations which are at a “critical stage,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated following his meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The Turkish foreign minister said that the US and Turkey agreed to establish mechanisms to tackle issues ...

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Tillerson met Syrian opposition, US happy Russian-hosted peace talks ‘did no damage’

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met Syrian “opposition” factions in Jordan’s capital. This comes as U.S. pledged funds to insurgents and military aid to Amman. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Syrian “opposition” factions in Jordan’s capital at a time when the US pledged funds to insurgents. Wednesday’s meeting with the Turkish-based Syrian National Council and the ...

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