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Rex Tillerson out as secretary of state, president announces

Rex Tillerson Rex Tillerson
Patty Aguilar | 13 March, 2018, 15:23

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday morning that he will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

Trump also had words of praise for Tillerson: "Finally, I want to thank Rex Tillerson for his service".

Trump last Friday asked Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled diplomat cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.

A White House official said Trump wanted to have a new team in place ahead of upcoming talks with North Korea and various trade talks.

Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the first woman so chosen.

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to ZenFone 4 Pro
There's no follow-up model yet as it is too early but good news, the Xperia R1 and R1 Plus are getting the Android Oreo update. The update has a version number of V15.0410.1802.34, and was just released today, so it may not be available to everyone yet.

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Some experts are concerned that North Korea could be seeking to delay worldwide action while strengthening its nuclear program. They also dismissed criticism that Mr Trump's decision to meet elevated the North Korean leader on an global stage.

Gina Haspel, the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is Trump's pick to take over for Pompeo.

In 2010, Pompeo defeated State Senator Jean Schodorf for the Kansas Republican primary for the 4th District Congressional seat. Haspel will be the first woman to serve in the position. In October, NBC reported that Tillerson called the president a "moron" following a meeting in July.

Tillerson is the former ExxonMobil CEO.

The breaking point appears to be Trump's surprise announcement last week that he was willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, according to CBS News.

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