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Trump fires chief diplomat Tillerson after clashes, taps Pompeo


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over issues including North Korea and Russia, replacing his chief diplomat with loyalist CIA Director Mike Pompeo. (Reuters Politics) More More

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Posted on 18 June 2018 | 9:48 pm | Google News

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As the State Department's personnel-shift from Rex Tillerson to Mike Pompeo indicates, bluff may have facilitated the transition from the routine diplomatic approach to a more hawkish stance. If that means this administration's foreign policy positions ...

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Posted on 9 May 2018 | 2:17 am | Google News

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... including Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, to the CIA headquarters as part of its efforts to convince Haspel against it, The Washington Post reported yesterday. Haspel, 62, is currently acting director of CIA after Mike Pompeo resigned as he became ...

Posted on 7 May 2018 | 3:14 am | Google News

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Posted on 26 April 2018 | 3:28 pm | Google News

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Posted on 20 April 2018 | 1:55 pm | Google News

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