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  • MOSCOW, Dec 13- Not only Russian President Vladimir Putin but many other Russian officials also have good relations with Exxon Mobil Corp's Rex Tillerson, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. President-elect Donald Trump has announced Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state. "He has actively assisted business cooperation and is known to everyone," Kremlin...

  • n the grand lobby of Trump international Hotel, (l-r), Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, U.S. Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Ivanka Trump, cut the ribbon for their latest property, Trump International Hotel - Old Post Office, in Washington, DC on October 26, 2016.

    Trump is seeking to answer questions about how he will separate himself from his far-flung business empire before taking over as president.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- President-elect Donald Trump announced Exxon-Mobil Corp's Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state on Tuesday, praising the business leader as a successful international dealmaker who has led a global operation. Tillerson's experience in diplomacy stems from making deals with foreign countries for the world's largest...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson shake hands at a signing ceremony of an agreement between state-controlled Russian oil company Rosneft and Exxon Mobil corporation at the Black Sea port of Tuapse, southern Russia, June 15, 2012.

    Rex Tillerson's ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his cronies would make him an inflammatory pick as Secretary of State, Breakingviews reports.

  • Carlos Gutierrez

    Trump is behaving like any executive trying to implement a strategy, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez tells CNBC.

  • Chuck Hagel

    As president, Trump would benefit from intelligence briefings regardless of their quality, former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says.

  • Sen. Mitchell on Trump and Russia

    Former Sen. George Mitchell (D-Maine), former Senate majority leader, weighs in on the challenges facing President-elect Donald Trump's administration like ties with Russia.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- President-elect Donald Trump rejected as "ridiculous" U.S. intelligence reports that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking, putting him at odds with top lawmakers who vowed to investigate the findings. Trump's reluctance to blame Russia for interfering in the U.S. election has raised...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- President-elect Donald Trump rejected as "ridiculous" U.S. intelligence reports that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking, putting him at odds with top lawmakers who vowed to investigate the findings. Trump's reluctance to blame Russia for interfering in the U.S. election has raised...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- The central question facing Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Rex Tillerson if he becomes U.S. secretary of state is whether a lifelong oil man with close ties to Russia can pivot from advancing corporate interests to serving the national interest. Tillerson, 64, got his start as a production engineer at Exxon in 1975 and has worked there ever...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- President-elect Donald Trump rejected as "ridiculous" reported U.S. intelligence findings that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking, according to an interview broadcast on Sunday. The Republican president-elect's comments casting doubt on reported U.S. intelligence findings pits him...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- President-elect Donald Trump rejected as "ridiculous" reported U.S. intelligence findings that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking, according to an interview broadcast on Sunday. The Republican president-elect's comments casting doubt on reported U.S. intelligence findings pits him...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 11- Russian state holding company Rosneftegaz on Saturday signed a deal with the Qatar Investment Authority and commodities trader Glencore to sell a 19.5 percent stake in state-owned oil major Rosneft, Rosneft said. The privatization deal, which Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin called the largest in Russia's history, was announced by Rosneft...

  • The Qatar Investment Authority and Glencore signed a deal on Saturday to buy 19.5 percent of Rosneft, which said it would receive $11.37 billion.

  • News of Tillerson's possible appointment comes as U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Trump win the White House. Tillerson, 64, has driven Exxon's expansion in Russia for decades and opposed U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia for its seizure of Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded...

  • News of Tillerson's possible appointment comes as U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Trump win the White House. Tillerson, 64, has driven Exxon's expansion in Russia for decades and opposed U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia for its seizure of Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded...

  • Exxon chief Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state over 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and three other people. He was joined by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who withdrew from consideration as secretary of state on Friday. NBC News, which first reported the development, said Trump would...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 10- Russian state holding company Rosneftegaz on Saturday signed a deal with the Qatar Investment Authority and commodities trader Glencore to sell a 19.5 percent stake in state-owned oil major Rosneft, Rosneft said. The privatization deal, which Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin called the largest in Russia's history, was announced by Rosneft...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 10- Russian state holding company Rosneftegaz has signed a deal with the Qatar Investment Authority and commodities trader Glencore to sell a 19.5 percent stake in state-owned oil major Rosneft, Rosneft said on Saturday. Its success suggests the lure of taking a share in one of the world's biggest oil companies outweighs the risks associated with...

  • Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil.

    Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said.