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    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...

    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...

    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...

    December power outage in Kiev was cyberattack, investigators say
    Jan11

    December power outage in Kiev was cyberattack, investigators say

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 11 (UPI) — An electric power blackout in Kiev in December was a cyberattack, Ukrainian investigators researching the incident said. …read more Source: United Press...

    Tillerson hits Obama admin for being too ‘weak’ on Russian annexation of Crimea
    Jan11

    Tillerson hits Obama admin for being too ‘weak’ on Russian annexation of Crimea

    Former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, slammed President Barack Obama’s administration during Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday for its response to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. Tillerson, who has faced bipartisan criticism for his business ties to the...

    Democratic senator probes Tillerson’s ties to Putin in confirmation hearing
    Jan11

    Democratic senator probes Tillerson’s ties to Putin in confirmation hearing

    Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin probed Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson about his reported ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday during Tillerson’s confirmation hearing. In his opening statement, Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed concern over President-elect Donald Trump’s...

    Trump’s secretary of state pick calls Russia a ‘danger’
    Jan11

    Trump’s secretary of state pick calls Russia a ‘danger’

    ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) WASHINGTON — Arguing America must reassert its interests, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, tried on Wednesday to allay concerns that a Trump administration will pull back from the world or ignore threats from rivals. He said...

    Tillerson on the issues
    Jan11

    Tillerson on the issues

    Rex Tillerson is a bit of a cipher on U.S. foreign policy, unless you view international relations purely through the lens of energy interests.As the former chief executive officer and chairman of ExxonMobil Corp., Tillerson has vast experience dealing with foreign governments, security threats, as well as the State Department. But as an oilman,...

    The Trump Administration’s Conflicts of Interest: A Crib Sheet
    Jan11

    The Trump Administration’s Conflicts of Interest: A Crib Sheet

    With confirmation hearings beginning, attention is shifting slightly away from Trump and toward those who may make up his administration. Like the president-elect under whom they may soon be serving, many of Trump’s nominees have been pulled from the upper echelons of the business community or are otherwise political outsiders.Also like...