After a year of delivering President Trump's daily intelligence briefing, CIA Director Mike Pompeo is finally getting his shot at the big chair.
Assuming Pompeo's nomination sails through the Senate (in January 2017, he was easily confirmed as CIA director in a 66-32 vote), he cold officially take over for Tillerson as soon as the first or second week in April. Back then, Pompeo faced resistence from a small but vocal contingent of Senate Democrats, and - of course - Rand Paul.
Beijing has enormous capability but lacks hostile intent, Australian PM says
China is not a threat to Australia because it lacks “any hostile intent”, Malcolm Turnbull has said as he embarks on his US visit.
Speaking to Sky News on Thursday, the Australian prime minister sought to play down a more hostile approach to China by the US, rejecting the “out-of-date cold-war prism” of seeing the two superpowers as in competition. Continue reading...
Mr Varadkar said he would raise gay rights when he has a bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump.