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# secretary-of-state - Friday 2 August, 2019

Several bombs explode in Bangkok as Mike Pompeo visits

The blasts appeared to be symbolic attacks aimed at embarrassing the Thai government during a major summit.

# secretary-of-state - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lashes out at Russia in final remarks

Tillerson did not address reports he only learned of his sacking after Donald Trump tweeted about it.

# secretary-of-state - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'Rex is here': Trump passes up the chance to back Secretary of State Tillerson

A senior White House official did not deny reports that Tillerson would be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo.

# secretary-of-state - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Tillerson denies he considered resigning from Trump cabinet but doesn't say whether he called him 'a moron'

“I serve at the appointment of the president and I am here for as long as the president feels I can be useful to achieving his objectives.”

# secretary-of-state - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Trump's secretary of state says US has 'no comment' after North Korea launches missile

“The United States has spoken enough about North Korea.”

# secretary-of-state - Thursday 14 July, 2016

This man has just been given responsibility for Northern Ireland

James Brokenshire is the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

# secretary-of-state - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Hillary Clinton interviewed by FBI about email scandal

The Democratic presidential hopeful is unlikely to be prosecuted.

# secretary-of-state - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Now the FBI is taking a look at Hillary Clinton's emails

Clinton has been criticised for her decision to use a personal email server while secretary of state.

# secretary-of-state - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Former Presidential contender John Kerry has fallen off his bike and will be leaving Europe

He made it through Vietnam, but a cycling accident in Switzerland proved too much.

# secretary-of-state - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Hillary's deleted emails were about Chelsea's wedding and yoga, apparently

Meanwhile, Bill has said he doesn’t actually use email…

# secretary-of-state - Saturday 20 December, 2014

"Substantial progress" in Northern Ireland talks - but Adams not confident they'll wrap up soon

The talks are on a break, and will resume on Monday.

# secretary-of-state - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From The42 New stadium delay forces Tottenham to move out of White Hart Lane Awkward

New stadium delay forces Tottenham to move out of White Hart Lane

The club will vacate their ground during the 2017-2018 season.

# secretary-of-state - Friday 14 March, 2014

'No common vision': Last-ditch US-Russia talks on Crimea end in failure

The talks between John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov “did not find common ground” according to US officials.

# secretary-of-state - Friday 8 November, 2013

Israel "utterly rejects" Iran deal aimed at ending nuclear tensions

Talks involving the US, China and Russia aimed at easing tensions over Iran’s controversial nuclear programme have been taking place in Geneva.

# secretary-of-state - Thursday 12 September, 2013

No public inquiry into Omagh bombing

The decision was announced by Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State today.

Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church'

The recently appointed Vatican Secretary of State said that the issue is a great challenge for the Pope.

# secretary-of-state - Monday 8 July, 2013

John Kerry's wife Teresa Heinz Kerry in critical but stable condition in hospital

Teresa Heinz Kerry was hospitalised on Sunday for an unknown illness.

# secretary-of-state - Thursday 27 June, 2013

JFK would be proud of Ireland's accomplishments - John Kerry

The US Secretary of State has been sharing his thoughts on the Kennedy visit, 50 years on.

# secretary-of-state - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Kerry tells China's Xi that Korea situation is at 'critical time'

The US Secretary of State is meeting with Chinese President XI Jinping today in an effort to seek Beijing’s intervention in the Korean peninsula crisis.

# secretary-of-state - Monday 18 March, 2013

Gilmore to meet John Kerry in Washington today

The Tánaiste will discuss how America’s plans to reform its immigration laws will affect tens of thousands of Irish people in the US.

# secretary-of-state - Thursday 28 February, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

# secretary-of-state - Monday 21 January, 2013

In full: Micheál Martin’s letter to outgoing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

The Fianna Fáil leader has written to the departing Clinton expressing his desire for her to return to public office as she is tipped for a presidential run in 2016.

# secretary-of-state - Monday 7 January, 2013

Hillary Clinton returns to work, to meet with American ambassador to Ireland

Following a series of health problems including a blood clot in her head, the US Secretary of State has a full schedule this week ahead of her departure later this month.

# secretary-of-state - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Clinton wants to return to work next week

A spokeswoman said she was upbeat and raring to go.

Clinton released from hospital after treatment for blood clot

The US Secretary of State was pictured getting into a van with Bill and Chelsea – her first known appearance since Belfast.

# secretary-of-state - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Clinton 'expected to make full recovery' from blood clot near brain

Doctors are treating Hillary Clinton’s clot, which is beside her ear and just inside her skull, with blood thinners.

# secretary-of-state - Monday 31 December, 2012

Hillary Clinton hospitalised with blood clot

Doctors discovered the clot while Clinton was undergoing a routine follow-up examination after she fainted earlier this month.

# secretary-of-state - Friday 21 December, 2012

Former presidential candidate John Kerry to be new US Secretary of State United States This post contains videos

Former presidential candidate John Kerry to be new US Secretary of State

The veteran Democratic senator will succeed Hillary Clinton in the new year provided he is confirmed by his colleagues in the senate.

# secretary-of-state - Friday 14 December, 2012

Susan Rice withdraws name from Secretary of State race

John Kerry is now favourite to take Hillary Clinton’s place.

# secretary-of-state - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Could Bill Clinton be the next US ambassador to Ireland?

One of the United States’ leading newspapers certainly thinks so…

# secretary-of-state - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Clinton urges Egypt to commit to "strong democracy"

Clinton met with the country’s new president, Mohammed Morsi, this weekend, as well as other prominent Egyptians.

# secretary-of-state - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Hillary Clinton condemns Syria for shooting down Turkish jet

“It is yet another reflection of the Syrian authorities’ callous disregard for international norms, human life, and peace and security,” Clinton said.

# secretary-of-state - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Clinton hints at plans to step down - even if Obama wins

After 20 years on the “high wire of American politics”, Hillary Clinton says she’d like to find out just how tired she really is.

# secretary-of-state - Friday 10 June, 2011

Hillary Clinton 'in talks to quit White House for World Bank' - report

Reuters says the current US Secretary of State, former Senator and former First Lady is in line to take over in mid-2012.