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Leaked documents show 'red flags' of Trump officials

Jun 24, 2019 - 10:32 AM

The documents show the Trump administration was well aware of allegations of inappropriate relationships that dogged some of his initial cabinet members, many of whom have since resigned or been forced out

TILLERSON. Former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department in Washington, DC, on January 29, 2018. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Kremlin says ties with U.S. cannot get any worse under new Secretary of State

Mar 14, 2018 - 6:03 PM

'It's hardly possible to fall below the floor, so it is unlikely things will get any worse in this regard,' President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov says

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

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Mar 14, 2018 - 1:15 PM

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Mar 14, 2018 - 1:04 PM

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Cayetano thanks Tillerson for 'friendship' amid 'challenges'

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:49 AM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano also congratulates CIA director Mike Pompeo as the incoming US secretary of state, replacing Rex Tillerson

TOP DIPLOMATS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meet in Washington DC on September 27, 2017 (Washington time). File photo courtesy of US State Department

Trump fires top diplomat Tillerson, names CIA chief as successor

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:02 PM

(3rd UPDATE) US President Trump also announces the appointment of Gina Haspel, a career intelligence officer, to head the Central Intelligence Agency – the first woman tapped for the post

TILLERSON OUT, POMPEO IN. This combination of pictures created on March 13, 2018 shows then US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) on February 15, 2018 and then US Congressman Mike Pompeo, on January 12, 2017. Photos by Joseph Eid, Jim Watson/AFP

Allies back UK after it says Russia likely poisoned ex-spy

Mar 13, 2018 - 12:31 PM

In a dramatic escalation of diplomatic tensions over the incident, Prime Minister Theresa May says in parliament that the nerve agent used to poison the pair was a military-grade type developed by Russia

POLICE. British Police Community Support Officers stand on duty outside a residential property in Salisbury, southern England, on March 6, 2018, believed to have been cordoned off in connection with the major incident which started at The Maltings shopping center in Salisbury on March 4. File photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

U.S. 'a long way' from negotiations with North Korea – Tillerson

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:37 PM

Tillerson, who is in Ethiopia on his first-ever Africa tour, says the signals from Pyongyang may be positive but stressed negotiations with Kim Jong Un's regime were not going to happen soon

REX TILLERSON. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gives a press conference with African Union (AU) Commission Chairman following their meeting on March 8, 2018 at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP

Turkey, U.S. to 'work together' in Syria after crisis

Feb 16, 2018 - 11:51 PM

'We are not going to act alone any longer, not US doing one thing, Turkey doing another,' US State Secretary Rex Tillerson says after the talks. 'We will work together... we have good mechanisms on how we can achieve this,' he adds.

WORKING TOGETHER. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) shake hands during a press conference following their meeting in Ankara on February 16, 2018. Photo by Adem Altan/AFP

U.S. pledges over $1 billion in annual aid to Jordan

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The agreement, worth $1.3 billion (1 billion euros) a year from 2018 until 2022, boosts Washington's annual aid package to the key American ally by $275 million

AID FOR JORDAN. Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi (R) welcomes US Foreign Secretary Rex Tillerson during their meeting in Amman on February 14, 2018. Photo by Khalil Mazraawi/AFP

Tillerson says 'too early' for direct talks with North Korea

Feb 12, 2018 - 11:34 PM

'We've said for some time it's really up to the North Koreans to decide when they're ready to engage with us in a sincere way, a meaningful way,' US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says

REX TILLERSON. This file photo taken on June 02, 2015, shows Rex Tillerson addressing the World Gas Conference in Paris. File Photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

U.S.-backed Israel vows action vs Iran 'entrenchment' in Syria

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:29 AM

The United States supports Israel for its strikes in Syria, blaming Iran for escalating violence in the war-wracked country

FOR ISRAEL'S INTEREST. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the prime minister office in Jerusalem. File photo by Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

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Feb 06, 2018 - 9:47 PM

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U.S. won't rule out Olympics talks with North Korea

Feb 06, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Rex Tillerson: 'With respect to the vice president's trip to the Olympics and whether or not there would be an opportunity for any kind of a meeting with North Korea, I think we'll just see'

VEEP. In this file photo, US Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a press conference in Cartagena, Colombia on August 13, 2017. Stringer/AFP

U.S., Mexico play up increased security cooperation

Feb 03, 2018 - 11:51 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto seek to play down any tensions, focusing instead on fighting the 'devastating impact' of the international narcotics trade

US AND MEXICO. This handout picture released by the Mexican presidency shows Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (L) shaking hands with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R), next to Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray (C), at the Los Pinos Residence in Mexico City on February 2, 2018. AFP PHOTO/MEXICAN PRESIDENCY/HO

Tillerson to rally Americas, amid Venezuela crisis

Jan 30, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Washington's top envoy will lay out his vision for relations with the United States' southern neighbors in a speech in Texas before jetting on a 5-nation voyage

TO LATIN AMERICA. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department in Washington, DC, on January 29, 2018. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. and allies commit to ending North Korea sanctions busting

Jan 17, 2018 - 11:27 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Canada's foreign minister Chrystia Freeland, hosts of talks in Vancouver, urge world powers to support 'maritime interdiction' measures

AGENDA: KOREA. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gives his opening remarks as Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland listens at the Vancouver Foreign Ministers Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on January 16, 2018. Don MacKinnon/AFP

Tillerson backs Trump as book casts mental health doubts

Jan 06, 2018 - 10:03 AM

'I've never questioned his mental fitness. I've had no reason to question his mental fitness,' says US Secretary of State Tillerson

Exxon Mobil chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson speaks at a discussion organized by the Economic Club of Washington on the energy innovations that have led to a new era of energy abundance for North America in Washington, DC on March 12, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

Tillerson defends foreign policy record at year's end

Dec 28, 2017 - 1:05 PM

In an opinion piece in the New York Times, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says progress has been made to counter North Korea's nuclear ambitions

MR. SECRETARY. This file photo taken on June 02, 2015, shows Exxon Mobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson addressing the World Gas Conference in Paris. File Photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

Lavrov, Tillerson discuss need for urgent North Korea negotiations

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:58 AM

'The sides were united in the opinion that nuclear missile projects in North Korea violate the demands of the UN Security Council,' says the Russian foreign ministry after the two men spoke by telephone

NEGOTIATIONS. In this file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, on April 12, 2017. State Department photo/ Public Domain

Russia warns against fresh preconditions for US-North Korea talks

Dec 16, 2017 - 9:19 PM

'It's sad that this powerful element of demands for further pressure on Pyongyang has once again appeared in the American position,' Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov says

SERGEI RYABKOV. Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov (L) arrives for a meeting with Finnish President at the President's Official Residence Mäntyniemi, in Helsinki, Finland, on September 12, 2017. Photo by Martti Kainulainen /Lehtikuva/AFP

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Dec 13, 2017 - 12:40 PM

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U.S. urges talks as North Korea brags of nuclear arsenal

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:07 AM

(UPDATED) But even as Washington stresses the importance of a negotiated end to the standoff, Kim Jong-un vows to make his nation 'the strongest nuclear power and military power in the world'

LET'S TALK. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a forum on US-South Korea relations at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC on December 12, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Tillerson meets EU, NATO leaders amid doubts on his future

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:33 AM

His visit comes against a difficult backdrop – a rift with President Donald Trump has led to reports he could be replaced within weeks, calling into question his authority to speak for Washington

FUTURE IN DOUBT. In this file photo, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington, DC on November 30, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump seeks to quash Tillerson sacking rumor

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:17 AM

'He's not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call the final shots), we work well together and America is highly respected again!' says US President Donald Trump

TILLERSON. US President Donald Trump on Friday tries to shut down reports that he is on the verge of sacking or forcing out his chief diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. File photo by Toru Hanai/AFP

Roque on RevGov, Duque on Dengvaxia, Tax Reform bill | Evening wRap

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:03 PM

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Dec 01, 2017 - 1:41 PM

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Tillerson's future as top American diplomat in doubt

Dec 01, 2017 - 12:30 AM

(UPDATED) Amid reports of a plan to replace Rex Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump passes up an opportunity to publicly back his embattled top diplomat

IN & OUT. This combination of pictures created on November 30, 2017 shows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left) and CIA Director Mike Pompeo in Washington, DC. The White House has a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo within weeks, the New York Times reported. Photo combo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

North Korea claims nuclear statehood with U.S. in missile strike range

Nov 29, 2017 - 6:37 AM

(UPDATED) The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch snaps a two-month pause in testing by the North and poses a new challenge to US President Donald Trump

IN THE NEWS. A man walks past a television screen showing a graphic of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on November 29, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

U.S. condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya in Myanmar

Nov 22, 2017 - 10:26 PM

The latest comments of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are the strongest condemnation yet by the United States of the Myanmar military's crackdown against the Rohingya

Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets Tillerson, UN chief on Rohingya crisis

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces rising global pressure to solve the crisis for her nation's displaced Rohingya Muslim minority

IN MANILA. Myanmar's State Councellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi looks on during the 9th ASEAN UN Summit on the sideline of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on November 13, 2017. Linus Escandor II / Pool / AFP

UN report blames gas attack on Syrian regime

Oct 27, 2017 - 1:16 PM

The expert panel's report and tough remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson overshadows the announcement that UN-sponsored peace talks will resume next month

ATTACK. A picture taken on April 4, 2017 shows destruction at a hospital room in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack. Photo by Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

Tillerson calls Myanmar army chief over Rohingya crisis

Oct 27, 2017 - 10:17 AM

In a call with Min Aung Hlaing, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expresses 'concern about the continuing humanitarian crisis and reported atrocities in Rakhine'

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 11: Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, testifies during his confirmation hearing before Senate Foreign Relations Committee January 11, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Tillerson is expected to face tough questions regarding his ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. sanctions target Iran's 'malign behaviors' – Tillerson

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Tillerson says that the US would not block 'legitimate' business activities with Iran by India or any other ally

SANCTIONS. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson looks on during a press conference New Delhi on October 25, 2017.  Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Tillerson visits Pakistan as U.S. warns over Taliban havens

Oct 24, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Washington and Kabul have long accused Islamabad of supporting militant groups including the Taliban

TALIBAN HAVEN. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Iraq's Prime Minister in Baghdad on October 23, 2017. Photo by Alex Brandon/AFP

Iraq PM challenges Tillerson on Iran remarks

Oct 24, 2017 - 7:55 AM

Tillerson and Abadi, in Baghdad, also discussed 'government measures taken to restore the authority of the federal government in Kirkuk'

U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson in surprise visit to Afghanistan

Oct 23, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Tillerson is only the second member of Donald Trump's cabinet to visit the war-torn country

TILLERSON. This file photo shows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the State Department on June 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Tillerson woos Gulf allies in push to undercut Iran

Oct 23, 2017 - 7:01 AM

Tillerson's visit to the Gulf, his third as secretary of state, also aims at persuading Qatar and a rival Saudi-led alliance to open the door to dialogue – a goal he said had come to a deadlock

IN RIYADH. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (R) speaks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of his deprature in Riyadh on October 22, 2017. Alex Brandon/Pool/AFP

Tillerson woos Gulf allies in push to undercut Iran

Oct 22, 2017 - 10:55 AM

(UPDATED) The question of Iranian influence in the region is at the center of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar

IN RIYADH. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson steps off his plane as he arrives at King Salman Air Base on October 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Alex Brandon/Pool/AFP

Beijing says U.S. should 'abandon its biased views' of China

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang: 'We hope the US side can look at China's development and role in the international community in an objective way, and abandon its biased views of China'

LU KANG. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang takes a question from the media during a press conference in Beijing on July 13, 2016.  File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Trump warns TV networks after nuke report

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:44 PM

Trump makes the implied threat after taking to Twitter to angrily deny reports that he had asked to dramatically increase in America's nuclear stockpile, calling it 'made up'

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during an event honoring the 2017 Stanley Cup Champions, The Pittsburgh Penguins, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2017. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Under fire Tillerson denies rift with Trump

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:42 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I serve at the appointment of the president and I am here for as long as the president feels I can be useful to achieving his objectives,' says US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 22, 2017 shows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pauses before speaking during a briefing at the Department of State in Washington, DC. US officials on October 3, 2017 kicked out 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious acoustic attacks that have sickened US diplomats in Havana. "The decision was made due to Cuba's failure to take appropriate steps to protect our diplomats in accordance with its obligations under the Vienna Convention. This order will ensure equity in our respective diplomatic operations," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement.  / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

Pentagon chief says U.S. admin backs Tillerson's North Korea effort

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:50 AM

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis tries to clear up doubts about the US administration's North Korea strategy, backing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's effort to find a diplomatic solution to the nuclear stand-off

In this file photo, US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis(L) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conduct a press conference on June 21, 2017, at the US Department of State in Washington, DC. Paul J Richards/APF

US orders 15 Cuban diplomats expelled following mysterious attacks

Oct 03, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Those affected by the apparent sonic attacks exhibit physical symptoms including ear complaints, hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and difficulty sleeping

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Oct 02, 2017 - 12:35 PM

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Negotiating with North Korea a waste of time – Trump

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:30 AM

'I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,' tweets US President Donald Trump

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump calls on the UN to "focus on results," a call that was echoed by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. probes North Korea's willingness to talk

Sep 30, 2017 - 10:35 PM

(UPDATED) The US State Department says that while such communications channels do exist North Korea has shown no interest in talking about giving up its nuclear weapons

TILLERSON IN CHINA. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) attends a meeting with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 30, 2017. Photo by Lintao Zhang/Pool/AFP

Tillerson in China to pile pressure on North Korea

Sep 30, 2017 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) The visit comes as relations between the two superpowers appear to be improving after months of tensions over how to handle North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's nuclear provocations

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

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Sep 28, 2017 - 12:06 PM

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PH open to drug war probe, Cayetano tells Tillerson

Sep 28, 2017 - 10:01 AM

'We made it clear that we have nothing to hide,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says after meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

TOP DIPLOMATS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meet in Washington DC on September 27, 2017 (Washington time). Photo courtesy of US State Department