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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson expressed views on Wednesday at odds with President-elect Donald Trump's positions on key foreign policy issues like nuclear proliferation, trade deals, climate change and relations with Mexico. In a nine-hour Senate confirmation hearing, the former chief executive of oil company Exxon Mobil...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson expressed views on Wednesday at odds with President-elect Donald Trump's positions on key foreign policy issues like nuclear proliferation, trade deals, climate change and relations with Mexico. In a nine-hour Senate confirmation hearing, the former chief executive of oil company Exxon Mobil...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said on Wednesday he favored maintaining current U.S. sanctions against Russia for now and that NATO allies were right to be alarmed by Moscow's growing aggression. Tillerson's backing for a more assertive policy toward Russia than Trump has espoused was...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 11- Canada's appointment of an outspoken Russia critic currently under sanctions from Moscow is a bold move by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he seeks to improve strained relations between the two countries. Her sharp criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggression toward Ukraine and deep knowledge of the region could be a...

  • Rubio questions Tillerson at confirmation hearing

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson to be secretary of State.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said on Wednesday he favored maintaining current U.S. sanctions against Russia for now and that NATO allies were right to be alarmed by Moscow's growing aggression. But Tillerson's support for a more assertive policy toward Russia than Trump has espoused was...

  • Trump talks Obamacare, Russia & conflict of interest

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on President-elect Donald Trump's first news conference since Election Day.

  • President-elect Donald Trump's hour-long news conference in New York on Wednesday, nine days before he takes the oath of office. TRUMP ON LATEST NEWS ON RUSSIA AND THE ELECTION. Trump blasted the release of an unsubstantiated intelligence report saying he had been compromised by Russia and was vulnerable to blackmail, characterizing it as "nonsense that was...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said on Wednesday he favored maintaining current U.S. sanctions against Russia for now and said NATO allies were right to be alarmed by Moscow's aggression, but he refrained from calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a war criminal. Relations with Russia...

  • Highlights from Trump's news conference

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on President-elect Donald Trump's first news conference since Election Day.

  • President-elect Donald Trump's news conference in New York on Wednesday, nine days before he takes the oath of office. TRUMP ON LATEST NEWS ON RUSSIA AND THE ELECION. "As far as hacking, I think it's Russia.

  • President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York.

    Trump contended that Russia will no longer hack the U.S. when he is president, but did not answer questions about sanctions.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Russia's actions during the U.S. presidential election and its behavior toward Ukraine dominated the confirmation hearing of Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, as senators pressed him on Wednesday on how he would deal with aggression from Moscow. In prepared opening remarks, Tillerson said Moscow...

  • Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for his confirmation hearing as secretary of State, January 11, 2017.

    Critics of Tillerson leading the State department have focused on his ties to Russia and lack of government experience.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles as he visits the Prosecutor General's Office on January, 11, 2017 in Moscow, Russia.

    The secretary of State nominee was pressed on the issue by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who ran against Donald Trump for the GOP nomination.

  • Tillerson: Would not describe Putin as 'war criminal'

    At the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson to be secretary of State, Tillerson answers questions about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Tillerson: Report on Russian hacking activities 'troubling'

    At the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson to be secretary of State, Tillerson answers questions about Russian interference in U.S. elections and sanctions against Russia.

  • Seth Meyers grills Kellyanne Conway over Trump Russia briefings

    The late night host asked her to confirm reports about how the Russians held unverified compromising information about Trump.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, faces tough questioning at his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday over his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and whether he shares Trump's view that relations with Moscow should be improved. According to excerpts from his opening statement released...

  • Kellyanne Conway on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

    The "Late Night" host asked Conway about reports that briefing materials prepared for Trump and Obama included damaging allegations.