Discovery of Iran’s secret nuclear plans raises new fears

In early 2003, a group of Iranian scientists began scouring the country on a secret quest for a place to dig an unusual tunnel. They searched Iran’s vast Lut desert until they finally found what seemed to be the right spot, a Mars-like dead zone regarded as one of the hottest and driest places on Earth. Conditions in this stretch of salty desert are so extreme that almost no animal or plant...

Trump announces 30-day suspension of most travel from Europe

Always aware of the markets, Trump was careful to avoid dire language as he talked about the economy, which he and congressional Republicans have routinely cited as a major accomplishment as they campaign for reelection. “This is not a financial crisis, this is just a temporary moment of time that we will overcome as a nation and as a world,” Trump said, adding that the U.S. economy is...