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    Rubio: Is Putin a war criminal? Tillerson: “I would not use that term.”
    Jan11

    Rubio: Is Putin a war criminal? Tillerson: “I would not use that term.”

    Watch the senator open fire on the secretary of state nominee at his confirmation hearing. Early on in secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing, it became evident that he has an extremely difficult line to walk on Russia. As Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) grilled him on Russian misdeeds ranging from invading Ukraine to...

    Did Rex Tillerson just lie under oath about lobbying against Russia sanctions?
    Jan11

    Did Rex Tillerson just lie under oath about lobbying against Russia sanctions?

    Wednesday’s Senate confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s pick to be the next secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, has mostly featured senators from both parties grilling Tillerson about Russia. This makes sense, given Tillerson’s extensive business history in the country as well as recent unconfirmed...

    Russia hints it could lift Freeland ban
    Jan11

    Russia hints it could lift Freeland ban

    Russia has opened the door to lifting a travel ban on Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland if Canada removes economic sanctions and visa bans against Moscow over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. The Russian news agency Sputnik quoted an unidentified Russian Foreign Ministry official as saying the travel ban on Ms....

    Tillerson: Russian ‘Illegal’ Actions In Ukraine Required More Forceful Response
    Jan11

    Tillerson: Russian ‘Illegal’ Actions In Ukraine Required More Forceful Response

    U.S. Secretary of State-nominee Rex Tillerson said the United States should have had a more robust military response following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. Asked at his confirmation hearing by Senator Ben Cardin what the U.S. response should have been, Tillerson said more defensive weapons, intelligence,...

    Coons Praises Tillerson’s ‘Very Strong’ Answers on NATO and Russia
    Jan11

    Coons Praises Tillerson’s ‘Very Strong’ Answers on NATO and Russia

    Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.) praised President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, on Wednesday for his “very strong” answers on NATO and holding Russia accountable for massacres in the Syrian city of Aleppo. MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski asked Coons what he expected to hear from...

    Rex Tillerson confirmation hearing for secretary of state liveblog #4
    Jan11

    Rex Tillerson confirmation hearing for secretary of state liveblog #4

    Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing continues. x YouTube Video Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 · 5:08:59 PM +00:00 · Mark Sumner …read more Source: Daily...

    Trudeau shuffles his cabinet while the world burns
    Jan11

    Trudeau shuffles his cabinet while the world burns

    “We are always going to be expected by Canadians to adjust and to put our best team forward in dealing with the important issues that matter to Canadians,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explained following the restructuring of his cabinet at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, “whether it be the relationship with the United States, whether it be the...

    Questions about Russia dominate start of US secretary of state hearing
    Jan11

    Questions about Russia dominate start of US secretary of state hearing

    Russia’s actions during the U.S. presidential election and its behavior toward Ukraine dominated the confirmation hearing of Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, as senators pressed him on Wednesday on how he would deal with aggression from Moscow. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Tillerson Takes Firm Stance On ‘Resurgent’ Russia In Senate Hearing
    Jan11

    Tillerson Takes Firm Stance On ‘Resurgent’ Russia In Senate Hearing

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state has portrayed Russia as a dangerous and destabilizing global actor that disregards U.S. interests, but said Moscow is “not unpredictable” and that Washington must improve its understanding of the Kremlin’s thinking. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Russia friend Rex Tillerson adopts tough line on Moscow
    Jan11

    Russia friend Rex Tillerson adopts tough line on Moscow

    Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, adopted a tough new line on Russia on Wednesday, calling it a ‘danger’ to the United States and saying he would have recommended a muscular response to Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. Both assertions appeared to contradict...