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    Trump’s pick to be top diplomat breaks with him in key ways
    Jan12

    Trump’s pick to be top diplomat breaks with him in key ways

    WASHINGTON — Rex Tillerson’s foreign policy doesn’t sound a lot like Donald Trump’s. At his confirmation hearing Wednesday, the former Exxon Mobil CEO selected by Trump for secretary of state called Russia a “danger” and vowed to protect America’s European allies. He rejected the idea of an immigration ban on...

    Rex Tillerson: U.S. response to Russia Crimea seizure was ‘weak’
    Jan12

    Rex Tillerson: U.S. response to Russia Crimea seizure was ‘weak’

    Former ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, took a tough line on Russian hacking, praised Mexican immigrants and acknowledged the problem posed by global climate change — drawing repeated accolades from Democrats during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, but setting up some...

    Pompeo expected to be grilled on CIA independence
    Jan12

    Pompeo expected to be grilled on CIA independence

    As Rep. Mike Pompeo appears at his confirmation hearing for CIA director Thursday, senators will be taking measure of his skills as a peacemaker.At issue is not Pompeo’s ability to help resolve global conflicts, but whether he can end the ongoing war of words between his boss and the vaunted U.S. spy agency.The conservative Kansas lawmaker...

    China plays down tough talk by Trump choice for top diplomat
    Jan12

    China plays down tough talk by Trump choice for top diplomat

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday stressed mutual respect and cooperation with the U.S. in response to tough talk from Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, who said the administration would block Chinese access to its fortified man-made islands in the South China Sea. The former Exxon Mobil CEO also accused Beijing of “declaring...

    China plays down tough talk by Trump choice for top diplomat
    Jan12

    China plays down tough talk by Trump choice for top diplomat

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday stressed mutual respect and cooperation with the U.S. in response to tough talk from Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, who said the administration would block Chinese access to its fortified man-made islands in the South China Sea. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said tensions in the...

    European Parliament Committee Backs Georgia Visa-Free Travel
    Jan12

    European Parliament Committee Backs Georgia Visa-Free Travel

    The European Parliament’s civil liberties committee voted overwhelmingly for visa liberalization for Georgia to the EU’s Schengen zone. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Vice President To Make Final Ukraine Visit
    Jan12

    U.S. Vice President To Make Final Ukraine Visit

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine for talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on January 15. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lack of Diplomacy No Barrier for Canada’s New Top Diplomat Chrystia Freeland
    Jan12

    Lack of Diplomacy No Barrier for Canada’s New Top Diplomat Chrystia Freeland

    OTTAWA—At a glance, Chrystia Freeland’s background in deconstructing the world’s super-wealthy and pugnaciously critiquing Russia’s president wouldn’t appear to be an ideal resume for the job as Canada’s top diplomat dealing with Donald Trump’s White House. But as the former journalist was elevated to the post...

    Trump’s pick for top diplomat takes tough line on Moscow
    Jan12

    Trump’s pick for top diplomat takes tough line on Moscow

    FILE – In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump selected Tillerson to lead the State Department on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)...

    Senate Committee Advances Montenegro NATO Bid to Vote
    Jan12

    Senate Committee Advances Montenegro NATO Bid to Vote

    Soon after President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, left the hot seat in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearings, the committee voted in a business meeting to advance Montenegro’s bid to join NATO to the Senate floor. In December, the Senate failed to approve the treaty...