Tillerson plans changes for State Department as workers prepare for cuts

Tillerson plans changes for State Department as workers prepare for cuts

He spoke to a State Department eager for answers about changing priorities and a sweeping, impending overhaul. Last week, Tillerson proposed eliminating as many as 2,300 jobs at the State Department and reducing as much as 26 percent of its budget by reducing the number of new diplomats being hired and consolidating some functions with the U.S.

Hollande meets Merkel for a heartfelt final time as French President

His lack of strong backing by any major political party has analysts looking ahead to Parliamentary elections next month for clues about France's future direction and Macron's ability to shape policy. In an early plea for unity, Macron reached out to Le Pen's supporters after a vicious election campaign that exposed deep economic and social divisions, as well as tensions provoked by identity and immigration.

Donald Trump will not rush US climate policy review: Rex Tillerson

High-level officials from the. Freeland would not comment on Tillerson's apparently contradictory remarks following Thursday's summit, when he said the USA will not be rushed into formulating its policy on climate change. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Washington on Wednesday with Tillerson and later with Trump before flying to Alaska. Mr Tillerson, the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil , told the meeting that the administration was reviewing how it would approach ...

Marc Thiessen: Looks Like Trump's Korea Policy Is Working

Hak-song is the second U.S. professor at the university to have been detained. The four American citizens held in the North also include college student Otto Warmbier and Korean-American pastor Kim Dong-Chul, who received lengthy jail terms for "crimes against the state" and spying, respectively.

Officials from Arctic nations meet amid drilling concerns

A report that the Arctic Council's internal working group released last month found the region could be ice free far earlier than expected ― and that would significantly contribute to sea level rise and a host of climate-related effects. Both the Russian Foreign Ministry and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Balton (Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Affairs) emphasized in statements prior to the meeting, that unlike other regions in the world, "the Arctic remains ...

Tillerson Gives Nod At Arctic Meet To Climate Change Action

He was speaking at the end of a meeting of the eight-nation Arctic Council in Alaska, a consultative body dedicated to sustaining the Arctic. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, seated right, and U.S. "We strongly believe that without significant, sustained and coordinated approaches to addressing the causes of the warming Arctic, our culture - linked so closely to the Porcupine caribou herd - can not survive", Blake said.