Trump to Meet With Russia’s Foreign Minister at White House

WASHINGTON — What a day for President Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with a top Russian official. Only hours after dismissing James B. Comey as director of the F.B.I., amid an...

Dutch Fertility Doctor Swapped Donors’ Sperm With His, Lawsuit Claims

THE HAGUE — Twelve people who were conceived with sperm from a Dutch fertility center have filed a lawsuit asserting that its longtime director is their biological father, and...

Turkish President Erdogan Blames U.S. Ambassador for Visa Row

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkish officials assailed the United States on Tuesday for its decision to suspend visas for Turkish citizens, defending their right to detain American Embassy employees they...

For Trump and Macron, a Warm Embrace and Then Talks on Crucial Disagreements

WASHINGTON — President Trump welcomed President Emmanuel Macron of France to the White House on Tuesday for the first state visit since taking office, praising their warm relationship before...

European Union Exhorts U.S. to Continue U.N. Funding and Stand by Climate Pact

UNITED NATIONS — The European Union’s top diplomat on Tuesday urged the Trump administration not to cut funding to the United Nations, nor to withdraw from a global accord...

British Banks Will Have to Cut Ties to Sanctioned Oligarchs, U.S. Says

LONDON — The United States on Tuesday ratcheted up its efforts to block Kremlin-linked industrialists from doing business in the West, warning that British banks will have to sever...

A War Reporter Finds Refuge by Switching to Fiction

PARIS — On Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, Wendell Steavenson, the war reporter and food writer, was in Tbilisi, Georgia, to film an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s foodie travel series...

U.K. Conservatives Look Strong in Harbinger of General Election

LONDON — In voting for local councils on Thursday, just five weeks before the British general election, the governing Conservative Party made significant gains, the opposition Labour Party did...

Searching for the (Star) Light at the Vatican Observatory

ALBANO LAZIALE, Italy — Some 2,000 years ago, a celestial phenomenon is believed to have lit up the sky. Guiding the wise men of New Testament lore to the...

Britain Poised to Go Full Day Without Burning Coal for Electricity

LONDON — If all goes according to plan, Friday will be the first full day since the height of the Industrial Revolution that Britain will not burn coal to...