Return of possible remains marks 1st step in Korea diplomacy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday for “fulfilling a promise” to return the remains of U.S. soldiers missing from the Korean War, as a U.S. military plane made a rare trip into North Korea to retrieve 55 cases said to contain remains.

White House: Nothing malicious in Trump-Putin omission

WASHINGTON — Pushing back against allegations of attempting to alter the historical record, the White House said Wednesday that the omission of a key question from its transcript of President Donald Trump’s news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin “was by no means malicious.”