Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with US allies to discuss cooperation in heightening pressure on North Korea to discontinue weapons development. Russia and China, though closest diplomatically with North Korea, were not invited to the talks.
US intelligence has determined the missiles fired at the international airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Houthi rebels were supplied by Iran, proof the Trump administration is using to reassert its claim that Iran has violated the 2015 nuclear deal.
Despite warnings from global leaders, President Trump intends to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, recognizing the Holy City as the capital. Analysts warn the move could be viewed as the US siding with Israel, and potentially trigger volatile protests across the Muslim world.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan are both committed to cooperate on the war on terror, amid Trump administration calls for Islamabad to target insurgents moving back and forth across the border with Afghanistan.
The sudden launch of North Korea's most powerful weapon's test yet strengthened calls from world leaders for Kim Jong Un to cease weapons testing and resume denuclearization. The US asserted that while there is no desire for war, an act of aggression would be met with force.
The Trump administration will announce more sanctions to deprive Pyongyang of funds for its nuclear and missile programs after adding North Korea on the US terror blacklist.
United States officials allowed importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport one month before President Trump reversed the ban on elephant trophies.
The Trump administration announced new restrictions for US citizens who wish to travel to Cuba and blacklisted a number of Cuban companies with ties to the military. Short of cutting off relations, the new restrictions hope to end the flow of US money to the Cuban military.
US commanders say NATO troop numbers fall short of what is needed to promote security and train police forces in Afghanistan.
During his visit to China, Trump is expected to focus on the nature of trade relations between the two countries and to promote unity when dealing with the threat from North Korea.
While in Seoul, Mr. Trump calls North Korea to "make a deal," but says will not rule out the military option.
During his visit to Japan, President Trump announced that the US will help arm Japan with state of the art missile defense systems. The move further cemented the friendship between the two leaders and presented a unified front against North Korea.