The State Department reaffirmed on Wednesday that the United States views the Crimean peninsula as a part of Ukraine, not Russia.
Britain on Wednesday announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from the United Kingdom due to the recent nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter.
The White House announced on Tuesday that State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert will be the acting under secretary of state for public diplomacy.
The Humanitarian Service Medal has been authorized by the Joint Staff to be awarded to service members who were part of relief efforts after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria struck the United States and Caribbean in 2017.
A longtime personal assistant to President Donald Trump, John McEntee, was fired this week because of an unspecified issue in his background.
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and Pompeo in turn will be replaced by CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel.