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

After 78 Killings, a Honduran Drug Lord Partners With the U.S.

Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga led a brutal drug gang that ferried tons of cocaine north. Then he approached the Drug Enforcement Administration for a deal. Source: World

Kim Jong-un, Taking On U.S. Directly, Sidelines China and South Korea

With tensions rising between Washington and Pyongyang, North Korea’s neighbors are finding diminishing room for diplomacy. Source: World

After U.S. Compromise, Security Council Strengthens North Korea Sanctions

The Security Council adopted a measure that sets a modest cap on oil imports to North Korea, far weaker than what the United States had sought. Source: World

Kim ‘Is Begging for War,’ Nikki Haley Says, but Urges More Diplomacy

North Korea showed signs of preparing for another missile launch, a South Korean defense official said. Source: World

News Analysis: Despite Policy Divide, Europe Trip Seen by Buoyant Trump as High Point

A trip leaves the president and his aides feeling there might still be a market for his hard-edge brand of conservatism in a supposedly inhospitable Europe. Source: World

Russians Call Trump Meeting Putin a Win, but Doubt Concrete Gains

There was relief that if short on concrete deals, the talks seemed to halt the downward spiral in relations and lack of contact between the two countries. 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

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

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron Unite Behind Paris Accord

The German and French leaders were joined by others in saying they would fight climate change regardless of the American decision to withdraw from the agreement. Source: World