Otto Warmbier, American Held in North Korea, Has Been Released

Held prisoner for more than a year, Mr. Warmbier, 23, was serving a 15-year sentence for trying to steal a propaganda poster. Source: World

Dennis Rodman, Frequent Visitor to North Korea, Is Back

Mr. Rodman, the ex-N.B.A. star who once held Kim Jong-un’s newborn daughter, announced his return to the North on Twitter but did not say what he was doing there. Source: World

As Economy Grows, North Korea’s Grip on Society Weakens

The sign of life is a double-edged sword for Kim Jong-un, the nation’s leader, because information is seeping in along with foreign goods to marketplaces. Source: World

A New North Korean Missile Test Ends in Failure

It was the North’s first test since it launched a ballistic missile near its submarine base on North Korea’s east coast on April 16. That launch was also a failure. Source: World

Chinese Media Is Subdued in the Face of North Korea-U.S. Standoff

Beijing’s relative silence may be an attempt to placate both Kim Jong-un of North Korea and President Trump, and to prevent the Chinese public from panicking. Source: World

North Korean Missile Launch Fails, and a Show of Strength Fizzles

The timing was an embarrassment for Kim Jong-un, because the launch appeared to have been intended to coincide with the approach of a fleet of American warships. Source: World

Trump Cuts Off Funding for U.N. Agency That Supports Contraception

The administration told Congress on Monday that it had terminated United States funding of the United Nations Population Fund, which provides abortion counseling among other services. Source: World

U.N. Official Demands Inquiry Into Kim Jong-nam’s Death

The investigator’s remarks essentially expanded the assassination of the estranged older sibling of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, into a human rights issue. Source: World

Malaysia Forces Out North Korean Ambassador

In a major diplomatic break after the assassination of the half brother of North Korea’s leader, the Malaysian government declared Ambassador Kang Chol “persona non grata.” Source: World

Issue 3: What Americans Get Wrong About Australia

Discussing the differences between the United States and Australia with the novelist Richard Flanagan. Source: World