Texas, North Korea, Joe Arpaio: Your Tuesday Briefing

The Japanese government sent a text alerting citizens and advising them to take cover. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary called the launch “an unprecedented, serious and grave threat to our nation,” and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe invoked “the strong Japan-U.S. alliance” and insisted his government would “take all the measures to protect people’s lives.”

Above, preplanned training outside Tokyo on Tuesday involving Patriot missile batteries.

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• A business associate of President Trump promised in 2015 to engineer a real estate deal in Russia that he said would help Mr. Trump win the presidency.

In emails to Mr. Trump’s lawyer, the associate, Felix Sater, above right, said that building a Trump Tower in Moscow would highlight Mr. Trump’s negotiating skills and make him a stronger presidential candidate. He also said he could secure President Vladimir Putin’s support. The project never got off the ground.

Mr. Trump defended his pardon of the former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, claiming he had timed it to draw “far higher” ratings as television viewers tuned in for storm coverage.

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• Four European leaders met in Paris with leaders from Chad, Niger and Libya to discuss ways to stop migrants from trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Proposed measures include European-financed development programs, help with border controls and a preliminary review of asylum claims before migrants leave for Europe. The measures appear to shift some of the burden to African nations in an approach similar to the E.U.’s deal with Turkey last year.

More than 2,400 migrants have died so far this year trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Above, President Emmanuel Macron of France, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy.

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Who is Dara Khosrowshahi, the new chief of Uber? Supporters of Mr. Khosrowshahi, above, say his experience as chief executive of the travel site Expedia will serve him well as he tries to fix the ride-hailing company’s problems.

His family immigrated to the U.S. from Iran in…

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