Rex Tillerson

North Korea's nuclear threat now at 'critical and imminent level', says Japan

The threat from North Korea’s developing nuclear and conventional weapons programme has reached a “critical and imminent level”, Japan’s defence …

North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan

KABUL — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to pledge U.S. support to its government after a week of Taliban attacks that killed more than 200 people.<p>After arriving from Doha, Qatar, Tillerson met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to reaffirm the …

World News

Tillerson makes unannounced side trip to Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan.<p>The State Department says Tillerson visited Kabul for talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other senior officials to outline for them the Trump administration's new South Asia policy. He …


Boris Johnson demands US-North Korea dialogue amid growing fear of "nuclear Sword of Damocles"

Boris Johnson has stressed the importance of diplomatic solutions to the growing aggression of North Korea as the world increasingly fears the …

North Korea

The most popular parlor game in Washington: Who will replace Tillerson?

The most popular parlor game in Washington right now is speculating who will replace Rex Tillerson as President Trump’s next secretary of state, a thankless job in an administration that has downgraded the role of the State Department and diplomacy overall. But two qualified and apparently willing …

World Leaders

India-US ties: Can’t wish away Pak factor

There are things happening in American foreign policy and happening fast. Much of these relate to India. Just as China is defining its future through …


Boris Johnson backs diplomatic solution to North Korea crisis

Foreign secretary to deliver speech setting out positions on Pyongyang and Iran nuclear deal that are at odds with Donald Trump<p>Boris Johnson is to hail the importance of coordinated international diplomacy to counter the threat from nuclear weapons and North Korea in a speech to stake out a …

North Korea

Tillerson Warns Global Companies Against Some Iran Investments

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned global companies that they do business with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards “at their own risk,” remarks that …


Saudi foreign ministry denies secret Saudi visit to Israel

JEDDAH: An official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry commented on news circulated by certain...<p>Tillerson attends landmark Saudi-Iraqi meeting in …

Middle East

Tillerson in Saudi Arabia for talks on containing Iranian influence

Middle East

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The US State Department is run like a business venture

If and when Rex Tillerson quits, he'll leave behind a gutted State Department that has been run like a business.<p>For a man on the verge of losing his job and blamed for eroding the power of American diplomacy, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is still in the mood doe making a jokes.<p>At a recent …

Trump Administration

‘The New Washington’: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

<b>On this week’s episode:</b><p>America’s foreign policy playbook changed the moment Donald J. Trump was elected, leaving State Department staff and their international counterparts wondering what the new era might look like. Under Secretary Rex Tillerson, they are still searching for answers.<p>Mr. Tillerson …

News (U.S.)

Rex Tillerson visits Saudi Arabia for talks to end Gulf crisis

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has landed in Saudi Arabia for his second attempt at ending the Gulf crisis.<p>US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has landed in Saudi Arabia for his second attempt at ending the Gulf crisis.<p>Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports from Doha.

Trump Administration

Narendra Modi wants peace with Pakistan but not at security cost, says top US official

<b>Washington:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot "pursue peace" with Pakistan in a way that "cuts his own security", a top Trump administration …


Tillerson, Cohn Are Free to Leave White House

Wall Street speculation was that they had to remain at least a year to get a tax break. It isn’t true.<p>The only place as cynical as our nation’s …

Gary Cohn

North Korea Says Nuclear Weapons Are a ‘Matter of Life and Death’ and Refuses to Talk to U.S.

The United States has to "put up" with North Korea possessing nuclear weapons.

North Korea

India Shares Tillerson’s Optimism for Indo-US Ties: MEA

The external affairs ministry statement comes days after the US secretary of state criticised China and a week before Tillerson’s visit to India.<p><b>New</b> …

South China Sea

Tillerson embarks on five nations visit

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on five nations visit including Pakistan from today, reported Radio Pakistan.<p>Briefing the newsmen …

Trump Administration

Tillerson Signals Impatience With China While Vowing to Stay On

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled growing U.S. impatience with China on issues from North Korea to trade while vowing to stay on the job as …

Trump Administration

Morning Bits

Where have we heard this kind of chiseling on charity before? “Like a bad former roommate, it turns out that despite the White House’s indignant claim that President Donald Trump had sent the $25,000 check to Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge, the check was not sent out …


Does Trump Live in an Alternate Reality?

It’s hard to accurately characterize President Donald Trump’s habit of making consistently false, frequently self-contradictory, often hypocritical, …

Liberal View

Henry Rollins: What Are the Odds Rex Tillerson Lasts Another Week?

It must be interesting and awful to be Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He left the comfy environs of ExxonMobil to serve his country only to get …

Los Angeles

Rise of India and China Vastly Different in Method, Respect for International Law: Tillerson

Rex Tillerson’s speech is the latest indication that the Trump administration, despite its many domestic distractions, is clear-eyed on</b> …

World Leaders

Emerging Markets Roundup: Tillerson Praises India; China IPO & Vietnam Pop; CryptoRuble?

The <b>iShares MSCI Emerging Markets exchange-traded fund</b> (EEM) rose 0.2% Thursday, while the <b>Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF</b> (VWO) was flat.<p>The …

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Tillerson says military leaders in Myanmar are accountable for Rohingya crisis

Over half a million Rohingya have fled the country under the threat of a brutal ethnic crackdown

United States

Ahead of visit, Rex Tillerson urges India to take leadership role in regional security, chastises China

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday delivered his major policy speech on India, two days after FM Jaitley ended his week-long America …

India News

The sooner Rex Tillerson resigns as secretary of state the better

The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts has been rather adamant in advocating that Rex Tillerson resign as secretary of state. Back in August, my argument was threefold:<p>“Tillerson allocated all of his political capital to ingratiating himself with Trump. There were defensible reasons for this …

Foreign Policy

This Is How Rex Tillerson Deals With Trump’s Twitter Rants

The president's tweets have meant Tillerson needs to be ready to deal with change fast.

Donald Trump

How Tillerson overcame Trump's alleged ‘castration’ with a well-timed sound bite

A well-positioned sound bite can save your client from a PR nightmare.Don’t believe me? Ask Rex Tillerson, our U.S. Secretary of State.Pursued by …

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