Xi urges Trump to consider N. Korea's 'reasonable security concerns': state media

Xi urges Trump to consider N. Korea's 'reasonable security concerns': state mediaChinese President Xi Jinping urged US counterpart Donald Trump to take Pyongyang’s “reasonable security concerns” into consideration, in a phone call Tuesday hours after Xi met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Xi told Trump that he supports the planned meeting between the US and North Korean leaders, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. The Chinese president “hopes the US and North Korea can work together, build mutual trust” and “consider North Korea’s reasonable security concerns,” the report said.


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Trump orders Pentagon to consider reducing U.S. troops in South Korea: New York Times

Trump orders Pentagon to consider reducing U.S. troops in South Korea: New York TimesPresident Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to prepare options for reducing the number of U.S. troops in South Korea, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing several people briefed on the deliberations. Reduced U.S. troop levels are not intended to be a bargaining chip in Trump’s planned summit in late May or early June with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program, the Times said. The officials said, however, that a peace treaty between the two Koreas could diminish the need for the 23,500 U.S. soldiers currently stationed on the peninsula, the newspaper said.


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Trump Orders Pentagon to Consider Reducing US Forces in South Korea

  1. Trump Orders Pentagon to Consider Reducing US Forces in South Korea  New York Times
  2. North Korea to Release 3 US Prisoners, Giuliani Says; No White House Confirmation  Wall Street Journal
  3. White House’s Sanders ‘can’t confirm’ reports North Korea releasing US hostages  Politico
  4. Team Trump is on the right track with North Korea negotiations  New York Post
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US top court to consider use of gas on death row inmate

US top court to consider use of gas on death row inmateThe US Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on whether the state of Missouri should use gas as an alternative to a lethal injection to execute a convicted murderer-rapist with a rare congenital disease. The top US court has halted Russell Bucklew’s execution twice before, most recently last month after his lawyers argued that a lethal injection could cause intense suffering. The US Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, and a series of botched executions with lethal injections has spurred debate over the constitutionality of this most common method for putting inmates to death in the United States.


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Supreme Court to consider Trump's travel ban and the president's authority

  1. Supreme Court to consider Trump’s travel ban and the president’s authority  Washington Post
  2. Trump’s Travel Ban Faces a Supreme Court Test  New York Times
  3. Trump’s Travel Ban Reaches Supreme Court  Bloomberg
  4. Trump’s travel ban vs. Muslim families  New York Daily News
  5. The Supreme Court’s Grand Finale: Trump’s Travel Ban  NPR
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