In Shadow of Ukraine Scandal, White House Hosts Second State Dinner of Trump Era

WASHINGTON — Scott Morrison, the Australian prime minister, was invited for a rare state visit to…

Behind the Whistle-Blower Case, a Long-Held Trump Grudge Toward Ukraine

WASHINGTON — For months this spring and summer, Ukraine’s newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, tried to…

With India, Trump Practices the Art of the Mini-Deal

WASHINGTON — Call it the art of the mini-deal. The Trump administration is on the cusp…

Ukraine Pressured on U.S. Political Investigations

MOSCOW — Months before a whistle-blower’s complaint came to light this week, raising alarms over dealings…

Trump Calls Whistle-Blower ‘Partisan’ and Defends Conduct With Other Leaders

WASHINGTON — President Trump dismissed on Friday a whistle-blower complaint said to involve him as a…

North Korean Envoy Hails Bolton’s Ouster and Trump’s Talk of a New Approach

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s new envoy to nuclear talks with the United States on…

Kiribati Cuts Taiwan Ties in Favor of China, Further Challenging Taipei

TAIPEI, Taiwan — For the second time in a week, a Pacific island nation has decided…

Trump to Host Australian Prime Minister on a Rare State Visit

WASHINGTON — When it comes to diplomatic visits, President Trump seems to prefer being the guest…

Attack on Saudi Arabia Tests U.S. Guarantee to Defend Gulf

The oil rich monarchies of the Persian Gulf have relied for decades on the promise of…

U.S. Cuts $100 Million in Aid to Afghanistan, Citing Government Corruption

WASHINGTON — The State Department cut $100 million in aid for Afghanistan on Thursday as the…

Robert O’Brien ‘Looks the Part,’ but Has Spent Little Time Playing It

WASHINGTON — Even his many critics conceded that the former national security adviser John R. Bolton…

Security Dogs Sent to Jordan Have Died or Fallen Sick, Report Says

Labrador retrievers have accompanied Marines in Afghanistan. Belgian Malinois keep watch at the White House. German…

Trump Names Robert O’Brien, Hostage Mediator, as National Security Adviser

LOS ANGELES — President Trump selected Robert C. O’Brien, the State Department’s chief hostage negotiator, to…

Iran’s President May Skip U.N. Meeting, Blaming U.S. Obstacles

Iran’s president and other officials might not attend a United Nations gathering in New York next…

Trump Hits Back After Ally Denounces ‘Weakness’ With Iran

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — President Trump engaged in a long-distance debate over Iran with one of…