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RT News - March 13, 2018 (17:00 MSK)

Donald Trump fires America's top diplomat, Rex Tillerson - replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The new head of the CIA will be Gina Haspel - an intelligence officer who played a role in its 'enhanced interrogation' torture programme. She will be the first woman to run the agency. Moscow says it had nothing to do with the poisoning of the former double agent Sergey Skripal in the UK last week. And, Russia claims militants in Syria are preparing false flag chemical attacks to justify a potential US strike against the Assad government. That's as America's envoy to the UN threatens action against Damascus.