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Rex Tillerson ousted from office: Senate Democrats want next secretary of state to be tougher on Russia
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Rex Tillerson ousted from office: Senate Democrats want next secretary of state to be tougher on Russia

Top United States Senate Democrats on Tuesday blasted President Donald Trump’s stance on Russia as too soft

Donald Trump sacks Rex Tillerson: Mike Pompeo as secretary of state could sound death knell for Iran nuclear deal
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Donald Trump sacks Rex Tillerson: Mike Pompeo as secretary of state could sound death knell for Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump's sacking of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could sound the death knell for the Iran nuclear deal and further strain US ties with key European allies

Gina Haspel first woman CIA director: Seasoned spymaster tried covering up waterboarding in Thailand prison
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Gina Haspel first woman CIA director: Seasoned spymaster tried covering up waterboarding in Thailand prison

Donald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation techniques that the president has supported

Donald Trump sacks Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state; CIA director Mike Pompeo to take over
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Donald Trump sacks Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state; CIA director Mike Pompeo to take over

Top diplomat Rex Tillerson will no longer serve as the US secretary of state, President Donald Trump revealed in a tweet on Tuesday.

UK gives Vladimir Putin midnight deadline to explain nerve agent attack on former Russian spy
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UK gives Vladimir Putin midnight deadline to explain nerve agent attack on former Russian spy

Russian President Vladimir Putin faces a midnight deadline to explain to Britain how a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union was used to strike down a former Russian double agent who passed secrets to British intelligence

US special envoy for North Korea Joseph Yun to retire after Donald Trump rejects unconditional talks with Pyongyang
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US special envoy for North Korea Joseph Yun to retire after Donald Trump rejects unconditional talks with Pyongyang

The US special envoy for North Korea plans to retire on Friday, the State Department said just hours after Trump again rejected talks with North Korea

Rex Tillerson claims US' Middle East plan is 'fairly well advanced', says Jordan can play key role in ensuring peace
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Rex Tillerson claims US' Middle East plan is 'fairly well advanced', says Jordan can play key role in ensuring peace

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that work on a new plan for achieving peace in the Middle East peace is "fairly well advanced."

Rex Tillerson calls Hezbollah an 'unhelpful' influence in Lebanon, but says it's part of its political process
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Rex Tillerson calls Hezbollah an 'unhelpful' influence in Lebanon, but says it's part of its political process

Despite being branded a "terrorist" organisation by the US and targeted with economic sanctions, Hezbollah has risen to play a decisive role in regional conflicts including Syria.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Islamic State not fully defeated, still poses a threat
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Islamic State not fully defeated, still poses a threat

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday said that the Islamic State terror organisation was not yet fully defeated and continued to pose a danger to the region despite losing 98 percent of its territory in Iraq and Syria.

Rex Tillerson begins West Asia tour, set to meet Egypt president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today
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Rex Tillerson begins West Asia tour, set to meet Egypt president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson was expected to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt on Monday, diplomatic sources said.

US, China hold high-level talks: Trade deficit, North Korea's missile programme to top agenda
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US, China hold high-level talks: Trade deficit, North Korea's missile programme to top agenda

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson welcomed Chinese State councillor Yang Jiechi to Washington as the world's two most powerful diplomats talked trade, drugs and North Korea

US may impose sanctions against Venezuela's oil sector, but remains wary of effect on country's people
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US may impose sanctions against Venezuela's oil sector, but remains wary of effect on country's people

The United States said on Sunday it has not ruled out sanctions on Venezuelan oil as it turns the screw on President Nicolas Maduro, but is wary of hurting the country's people.

Donald Trump writes to African leaders ahead of key summit, says he 'deeply respects' people of Africa
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Donald Trump writes to African leaders ahead of key summit, says he 'deeply respects' people of Africa

Donald Trump in a new letter to African leaders says he "deeply respects" the people of Africa and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make an "extended visit" to the continent.

Rex Tillerson says Russia 'bears responsibility' for recent chemical attacks in Syria
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Rex Tillerson says Russia 'bears responsibility' for recent chemical attacks in Syria

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday said Russia bore responsibility for recent chemical attacks by the Syrian government, which Moscow backs in the country's civil war

Rex Tillerson to present US strategy on Syria during talks with key European, Arab allies in Paris
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Rex Tillerson to present US strategy on Syria during talks with key European, Arab allies in Paris

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will give an outline of the United States’ strategy to stabilise Syria and push ahead with a political solution when he holds talks with close allies in Paris on Tuesday, Western and Arab diplomats said.

US diplomats will travel to Europe to discuss Iran nuclear deal with European counterparts: Rex Tillerson
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US diplomats will travel to Europe to discuss Iran nuclear deal with European counterparts: Rex Tillerson

The US will send diplomats to Europe to discuss the Iran nuclear deal with their European counterparts, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday.

UK should welcome Donald Trump, says Boris Johnson; warns resisting US presidents's visit could damage national interest
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UK should welcome Donald Trump, says Boris Johnson; warns resisting US presidents's visit could damage national interest

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson called for US president Donald Trump to be welcomed to the UK, warning on Sunday that resisting a visit risked damaging his country's national interest.

Rex Tillerson likely to visit new US embassy in London next week after Donald Trump skips inauguration
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Rex Tillerson likely to visit new US embassy in London next week after Donald Trump skips inauguration

Rex Tillerson said he hopes to visit the new US embassy in London next week, shortly after President Donald Trump refused to attend its opening ceremony

US will maintain presence in Syria for 'foreseeable future' to prevent Islamic State's resurgence, says Rex Tillerson
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US will maintain presence in Syria for 'foreseeable future' to prevent Islamic State's resurgence, says Rex Tillerson

Secretary of state Rex Tillerson has signaled deeper US commitment to Syria, saying America would maintain its military presence there to prevent an Islamic State resurgence

Rex Tillerson says ongoing probe into Russia's meddling in US presidential election has no impact on his work
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Rex Tillerson says ongoing probe into Russia's meddling in US presidential election has no impact on his work

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the ongoing investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has had no impact on his work with overseas counterparts, the media reported.