May 11, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in has talked with U.S. President Donald Trump over the phone just after his inauguration. They agreed to cooperate closely to resolve the issues of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
2. U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed willingness to mend ties with Russia in a meeting with the country’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
3. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has created a unit dedicated specifically to North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile threat.