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Tillerson: Trump 'undisciplined,' wanted to break law

Washington - Former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson says that President Donald Trump repeatedly wanted to violate the law, describing him as "undisciplined" and uninterested in details.

Stubborn, reserved Tillerson a bad fit in chaotic Trump admin

Washington - When President Donald Trump decided last year to hire Texas oilman Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, the Washington foreign policy establishment thought it knew what to expect.

'Is Russia to blame?' Moscow mocks Tillerson sacking

Moscow - Russia issued a mocking reaction to the surprise sacking of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, with a foreign ministry spokeswoman asking if the finger of blame was already being pointed at Moscow.

Tillerson 'unaware' of reason sacked by Trump

Washington - Outgoing US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did not speak to President Donald Trump before he was sacked Tuesday and has not been given a reason for his ouster, a top aide said.

US still 'not heard directly back' from N.Korea: Tillerson

Abuja - The United States has still "not heard anything directly back" from Pyongyang over plans for a US-North Korean summit, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday as he urged patience.

Unwell Tillerson cancels Nairobi programme

Nairobi - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on his first Africa tour as Washington's top diplomat, cancelled his programme in Kenya on Saturday because he was feeling unwell.

Tillerson to N.Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview to air Sunday that he is "listening" for signs that North Korea is ready to engage in direct talks.

Russia to face 'consequences' if it meddles again: Tillerson

Bogota - Russia will face consequences if it meddles in the US legislative election this year, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday.

Tillerson 'concerned' over Turkey offensive in Syria

London - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday he was "concerned" about Turkey's new offensive against Kurdish militia in northern Syria, as he urged all sides to show restraint in the conflict.

At NATO, angry Tillerson denies quit rumours

Brussels - Representing the United States at a meeting of NATO allies Wednesday, an angry Secretary of State Rex Tillerson dismissed reports that White House officials are pushing him to resign.

Trump 'very committed' to Middle East peace process: Tillerson

Brussels - President Donald Trump is "very committed" to the Middle East peace process, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday amid global alarm at a US plan to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Tillerson says reports Trump wants him out 'laughable'

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday dismissed as "laughable" reports that President Donald Trump wants him to resign.The relationship between the president and his top diplomat has been dogged for months by reports of a rift.

Tillerson's future as top American diplomat in doubt

Washington - Rex Tillerson's political future appeared to hang by a thread Thursday, with President Donald Trump refusing to rule out his imminent departure as secretary of state.

Tillerson visits 'Hanoi Hilton' that once held McCain and other POWs

Vietnam - Washington's top diplomat visited the remains of a Vietnam War era prison on Saturday where American POWs were held, including veteran Republican senator John McCain.

Who's the moron? Trump challenges Tillerson to IQ test

Washington - Donald Trump's feud with top diplomat Rex Tillerson burst back into the open Tuesday, with the US president suggesting he and his Secretary of State compare IQ scores.

Mattis warns of risk of war, pushes N. Korea diplomacy

Washington - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Monday that an attack by North Korea against the United States could quickly escalate into war, as he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson moved to dial down tensions.

China, Russia responsible for N.Korea threat: Tillerson

Washington - China and Russia bear "unique and special reponsibility" for the growing threat posed by North Korea, the US Secretary of State said Saturday following Pyongyang's latest intercontinental ballistic missile test.

Tillerson denies suggestions he will resign

Washington - US Secretary of State on Wednesday Rex Tillerson denied suggestions that he plans to resign because of disagreement with the White House.

Tillerson declares his nostalgia for old oil life

Istanbul - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, expressed nostalgia for his former life as an oilman while picking up an industry award in Istanbul on Sunday.

Trump wants to re-engage with Moscow, Tillerson says

Wellington - US President Donald Trump has told his top diplomat to ignore trouble in Washington and re-engage with Russia to rebuild ties, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday.

Top US diplomat stokes 'fires for justice' over Manchester

London - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted extremists must be wiped out and that "fires for justice" were burning hot over the Manchester attack, during a solidarity visit to Britain on Friday.

Tillerson says US pressure on North Korea in 'early stages'

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Sunday that the United States was still in the "early stages" of applying pressure on Pyongyang, after yet another North Korean missile test in defiance of international sanctions.

US denies report Tillerson cut short meetings over 'fatigue'

Seoul - The United States on Saturday denied a report saying Secretary of State Rex Tillerson opted not to have dinner with his South Korean counterparts on a diplomatic visit because of "fatigue".

Tillerson shuns spotlight at landmark G20 meeting

Bonn - A G20 gathering in Bonn was supposed to herald onto the world stage Washington's new top diplomat, Rex Tillerson, but instead he kept a low profile and even left without the normally de rigueur press conference.

Exxon Mobil CEO welcomes fracking, but not water tower in his backyard

It's not every day that the chief executive of the largest U.S. energy company joins a lawsuit opposing a new water tower planned in his neighborhood that could support fracking.

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US President Donald Trump has replaced Rex Tillerson as secretary of state with Mike Pompeo  who has...
US President Donald Trump has replaced Rex Tillerson as secretary of state with Mike Pompeo, who has led the CIA since January 2017

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