Journalist Ronan Farrow worked for years in the State Department. In his new book, he describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence.
Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on not just matters of diplomacy but also on whether he is willing to stand up to President Trump.
He's been a tank commander, a successful businessman, a congressman and head of the CIA. He's cultivated a tough-guy persona with hawkish views on foreign policy. He's set to be the top U.S. diplomat.
Experts cautiously welcomed the news of the meeting. But they warn about raising expectations and that preparation is key, something that is not one of the administration's demonstrated strengths.
The children were born to two married, same-sex couples with a U.S. citizen parent and foreign parent. The children were denied citizenship because they're genetically tied to only the foreign parent.
It's not clear whether they were U.S. government employees or not, or how many were killed and injured. The attack Saturday at the Intercontinental Hotel lasted more than 13 hours.
John Feeley's resignation is not a response to President Trump's reportedly vulgar remarks on African countries. Feeley, a career diplomat, had already informed U.S officials before the comments.
The highest-level alert cites deadly violence and widespread crime. The frequency of attacks has "limited the U.S. government's ability to provide emergency services to citizens."
The question remains unsolved, according to a Senate hearing Tuesday. But an FBI investigation is casting doubt on the theory that embassy staff were the victims of "sonic attacks."
Tillerson says he has scored no diplomatic wins for 2017 but believes his redesign plan will improve the State Department. Critics argue he has done so much damage that it may take years to recover.