U.S. Military to Begin Drills to Evacuate Americans From South Korea

The military’s plan to practice evacuating noncombatants, despite being a routine exercise, raises concerns because of heightened tensions with North Korea. Source: World

Rex Tillerson Calls for ‘Calm’ in Middle East Standoff With Qatar

The secretary of state is trying to negotiate a resolution to a worsening dispute among Arab countries in the Persian Gulf that has so far defied his attempts at mediation. Source: World

As Tillerson Begins Russia Talks, Putin Leaves Him Guessing

The secretary of state has met Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov in Moscow, but whether he would see Russia’s president was the subject of diplomatic theater. 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