Justin Trudeau and the Case of the ‘Star Wars’ Socks

The same day that President Trump hosted the Australian prime minister in New York aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a political meeting of a different sort took place further...

Hurricane Irma Heads Toward Dominican Republic After Devastating Barbuda

• The death toll from Hurricane Irma stood at 11 on Thursday morning, but the authorities warned that it would rise as communications improved. • The storm, one of the...

Nafta Talks Have High Stakes for Two Texas Bridge Owners

RIO GRANDE CITY, Tex. — Caught quite literally in the middle of the international debate over the way the United States trades with its southern neighbor are two Texans...

As Female Elk Age, They Learn to Evade Hunters

If you come across an old elk in southwestern Canada, chances are it is female. Though male elk, or bulls, rarely make it past 5 years old because they are...

Treaty to Phase Out ‘Greenhouse Gasses on Steroids’ to Enter Force

Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter. UNITED NATIONS — Hydrofluorocarbons. It’s a mouthful of a...

E.U. Ministers Approve Venezuela Arms Embargo

CARACAS, Venezuela — The foreign ministers of the European Union approved an arms embargo against Venezuela on Monday as part of what they called “restrictive measures” to pressure the...

In Peru’s Deserts, Melting Glaciers Are a Godsend (Until They’re Gone)

VIRU, Peru — The desert blooms now. Blueberries grow to the size of Ping-Pong balls in nothing but sand. Asparagus fields cross dunes, disappearing over the horizon. The desert produce...

2 American Families Are Mourned After Plane Crash in Costa Rica

The families had striking similarities: They lived in prosperous suburbs, had children in college, enjoyed exploring other cultures and were strongly involved in Jewish causes. Both families — the Steinbergs,...

Once a Cash Cow, Venezuela’s Oil Company Now Verges on Collapse

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela — A general with no energy experience has been installed as the head of the state oil company. Arrests, firings and desperate emigration have gutted...

Explosion Was Recorded Where Argentina Submarine Went Missing

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina — The Argentine Navy said on Thursday that a catastrophic explosion was recorded in the area where a submarine went missing on Nov. 15, immediately...