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Tillerson raises 'troubling allegations' with Suu Kyi

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Myanmar leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi on Tuesday to urge her government to address "deeply troubling allegations of human rights abuses and violations." More than 400,000 members of Myanmar's Rohingya...Show More Summary

Officials: Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi on Myanmar refugees

U.S. officials say Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken by phone with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis. Tillerson is not known … Click to Continue »

Trump Stacks Labor Department with Friends of Big Business

(Photo: Rex Features via AP Images) Patrick Pizzella testifies before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on his nomination as Deputy US Secretary of Labor on Capitol Hill. W hen, amid scandal...Show More Summary

Tillerson’s State Department is adrift, say diplomats

WASHINGTON — On his first day as Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson vowed to try to get to know everyone at the State Department. But senior diplomats say they never saw him again. A Withering State Department Teaching Trump Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Why America’s overseas aid agency needs reform

ON SEPTEMBER 14th, Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state, presented the outline of a reform plan for the State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Office of Management and Budget.

On Iran, is Tillerson speaking for the administration?

Appearing on “Face the Nation” on Sunday, beleaguered Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said: Well, my view on the nuclear deal is they are in technical compliance of the nuclear arrangement. But if you go back and read the preamble to the [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action], the nuclear agreement, there clearly was an […]

US mulls closing Cuba embassy after sonic attack

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. is considering closing its embassy in Cuba after staffers suffered health problems the State Department blames on a mysterious sonic attack. “We have it under evaluation,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation. Twenty-one staffers at the...

U.S. Considering Closing Cuba Embassy, Says Tillerson, After Sonic Attack Made Staff Sick

"It's a very serious issue with respect to the harm that certain individuals have suffered," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told CBS.

Tillerson, Russia's Lavrov discuss Syria, Ukraine, Middle East

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed cooperation on the Syrian crisis, Middle East issues, and the agreement to bring peace to Ukraine in a meeting on Sunday, Lavrov's spokeswoman said.

UN refugee chief tells US its funding 'vital'

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday and warned that American funding is "vital" to his mission to help victims of the world's wars. The pair met at Tillerson's hotel in New...Show More Summary

How Rex Tillerson Has Alienated Almost Everyone

“The most challenging task in Washington, these days, is finding somebody who’ll enthusiastically endorse Rex Tillerson. In just nine months, the Secretary of State has managed to alienate nearly every constituency that matters,” Jonathan Swan reports. Said a former top [...]

Tillerson to meet Russia's Lavrov ahead of UN assembly

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to meet his Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in New York on Sunday ahead of the UN General Assembly, officials said. According to Tillerson's schedule, the top US envoy was to meet Lavrov at the Russian UN delegation at 9.00 pm, as senior international officials gathered in the city. Show More Summary

Tillerson, Russia's Lavrov to meet on Sunday: U.S. State Dept

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet in New York on Sunday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. State Department said in a brief statement.

US looks to work with Paris climate accord 'partners': Tillerson

After a succession of mixed messages on the US stance on climate change, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that the Trump administration was seeking "ways in which we can work with partners in the Paris climate accord." "We...Show More Summary

Russia's Lavrov and Tillerson talk Syria after bombing allegations

5 days agoNews : The Cutline

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had phoned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday to discuss the Syria situation and how the "anti-terrorism" battle on the ground was playing out. Show More Summary

US may close Cuba embassy after 'attacks' on diplomats

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The United States may again close its embassy in Cuba, which reopened two years ago after a half-century stand-off, following a series of mystery "health attacks" on its diplomats, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday. At least...Show More Summary

Tillerson says U.S. could stay in Paris climate accord

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, signaling a shift in tone from the Trump administration, which angered allies with its decision to pull out of the agreement. Show More Summary

Tillerson Says U.S. Considering Closing Embassy in Cuba in Response to Sonic Attacks on Diplomats

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. is considering closing its embassy in Havana, Cuba after alleged 2016 sonic attacks caused hearing damage for U.S. diplomats. Tillerson announced the potential reversal to the recent warming of relations between the two longtime foes Sunday on CBS News’ Face the Nation. Show More Summary

US "Evaluating Shuttering Cuba Embassy" After Unexplained Sonic Attacks, Tillerson Says

With the total number of Americans affected by a potential 'sonic attack' in Cuba now reaching 21, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the Trump administration is considering closing down the U.S. Embassy in Havana following unexplained...Show More Summary

Trump administration might shut down U.S. embassy in Havana

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

“We have it under evaluation,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday.

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