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Thursday, 02 February 2017 - 6:59
Rex Tillerson confirmed as top US diplomat
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Former CEO of multinational oil and gas corporation Exxon Mobil Rex Tillerson, has been confirmed by the US Senate to become President Donald Trump’s secretary of state.

The Texas native, 64, was cleared for full Senate approval in a 56-43 vote.

The vote came after Senate Republicans changed the rules in order to approve Trump's nominees for health and treasury, despite a Democratic boycott.

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