Morning mail: Trump fires secretary of state Rex Tillerson

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Wednesday 14 March.
Top stories Donald Trump has fired his secretary of state Rex Tillerson, announcing the sacking on Twitter before Tillerson had been told, and telling reporters the two hadn’t seen eye to eye for a long time. The CIA director Mike Pompeo will replace Tillerson, with Gina Haspel, Pompeo’s deputy, to become the CIA’s first female director. Tillerson’s departure had long been predicted after clashes over foreign policy, including how to deal with Iran and North Korea. But the... read more

 
13 March 2018 in World News, Views: 46
Source: Guardian
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