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Tillerson will need to change course at state

NGOs have pointed to a host of concerns with ExxonMobil CEO's new role as top US diplomat

Mr Tillerson's level of comfort with foreign leaders is certain to draw scrutiny during his Senate confirmation hearing.

New York

REX Tillerson, who sealed big oil deals and developed close ties with foreign leaders around the globe as head of ExxonMobil, will have to firmly change course to serve as America's top diplomat.

Mr Tillerson, 64, has been chief executive of the world's biggest publicly-...