U.K. Defends Buying $16 Million New York Penthouse for Diplomat

LONDON — The British Foreign Office on Wednesday defended spending almost $16 million to buy an…

Spain Says Gang Stole Material From North Korean Embassy and Offered It to F.B.I.

MADRID — In one of the strangest international incidents in memory, an armed group attacked the…

Hungary Rolls Out Red Carpet for Obscure Russian Bank, Stoking Spy Fears

BUDAPEST — The International Investment Bank, an obscure Russian financial institution with a small-time balance sheet,…

U.S. to Pull Remaining Diplomatic Workers From Embassy in Venezuela

The United States is withdrawing all the remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Venezuela’s capital,…

Italy May Split With Allies and Open Its Ports to China’s Building Push

ROME — In a move certain to cause consternation among American officials and leaders of the…

A Year After Skripal Poisoning, Russia Offers Defiant Face to Britain and the West

UNITED NATIONS — Far from wishing the world would forget the name Sergei V. Skripal, Russia…

U.S. Issues New Penalties Against Venezuelan Officials, Vowing ‘Maduro Must Go’

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration issued a new round of visa restrictions and economic sanctions on…

Spain Investigates Possible Attack at North Korean Embassy

MADRID — The Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday that they had begun an investigation into a…

Defender of World Order or Trump Mouthpiece? Pompeo Is Tested by North Korea, Iran and U.S. Allies

WARSAW — In the eyes of Mike Pompeo, the day was shaping up to be one…

Trump to Nominate Kelly Knight Craft as U.N. Ambassador

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Friday that he was nominating Kelly Knight Craft, the United…

America’s U.N. Ambassador Post Is Empty. Is That a Problem?

When Heather Nauert, the State Department spokeswoman and former “Fox & Friends” host, withdrew from consideration…

Vatican Envoy to France Under Investigation for Sexual Assault

PARIS — The Vatican’s envoy to France is being investigated after a male employee of Paris…

Venezuela’s Top Diplomat Enlists Support From Dozens of Nations to Counter U.S.

UNITED NATIONS — Venezuela’s foreign minister said Thursday that a new coalition of nations would fight…

Sweden Investigates Its Ambassador to China After Report of Secret Talks to Free Publisher

BEIJING — Sweden said it was investigating its ambassador to China after she was accused of…