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Rex Tillerson: Trump foreign affairs pick narrowly backed


The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has narrowly approved Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state, despite concerns about his business ties to Russia., t split along party lines, with all 11 Republicans voting in favour and all 10 Democrats against. A full vote will now be held in the Republican-run Senate.

The move capped a busy day for the new Donald Trump administration.

Most notable was the US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, fulfilling a campaign pledge.

President Trump signed an executive order to pull out from the 12-nation trade deal that had been a linchpin of former President Barack …read more

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