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Senate confirms Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

Senate confirms Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

56 to 43 vote for Rex¬†Tillerson WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state on Wednesday, filling a key spot on the Republican’s national security team despite concerns about the former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive officer’s ties to Russia. In the vote, 56 senators […]

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Tillerson says supports keeping Russia sanctions, notes Moscow aggression

Tillerson says supports keeping Russia sanctions, notes Moscow aggression

Tillerson says Russia poses a danger, NATO allies should be alarmed By Patricia Zengerle and Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said on Wednesday he favored maintaining current U.S. sanctions against Russia for now and said NATO allies were right to be alarmed by […]

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U.S. Republicans positive on Rex Tillerson, Democrats have questions

U.S. Republicans positive on Rex Tillerson, Democrats have questions

Democrats call for delay on Rex Tillerson hearing By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, won over Republicans during meetings at the U.S. Senate, but Democrats – who want to delay his confirmation – said on Wednesday they want more information about his record. […]

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Senator John McCain says has ‘concerns’ about Tillerson nomination

Senator John McCain says has ‘concerns’ about Tillerson nomination

John McCain¬†says Tillerson will have to explain his relationship with Puting VILNIUS, Dec 29 (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, will have to explain his relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at his confirmation hearing, senior Republican senator John McCain said on Thursday. McCain, who is chairman of […]

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Democrats enlist experts to scour Rex Tillerson’s business record

Democrats enlist experts to scour Rex Tillerson’s business record

Rex Tillerson named as Trump’s Secretary of State nominee By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats plan to enlist accountants and legal experts to pore through the business records of Exxon Mobil Chief Executive Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Democratic aides said. Tillerson could face a […]

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