Trump picks Thornton as America's top diplomat for East Asia

National Dec 20, 2017

Trump picks Thornton as America's top diplomat for East Asia

U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated career foreign service officer Susan Thornton as top U.S. diplomat for East Asia, the White House said Tuesday, as a step to build a full-fledged team to tackle North Korea's escalating nuclear threat. Thornton is expected to handle relations ...

Tillerson to cut most special envoys in State Department overhaul

World / Politics Aug 29, 2017

Tillerson to cut most special envoys in State Department overhaul

Most of the United States' special envoys will be abolished and their responsibilities reassigned as part of the State Department overhaul, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Congress on Monday, including envoys for climate change and the Iran deal. Special envoys for Afghanistan-Pakistan, disability rights ...