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Abe, Trump hold phone talks in wake of Las Vegas shooting

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump held
telephone talks on Wednesday night, a Japanese government source
said, in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S.
history.

Abe, who sent Trump a message of condolence in response to the
shooting on Sunday, is thought to have conveyed similar sentiments
again during the phone call. At least 59 people were killed in the
massacre and more than 500 others injured.

The leaders are also likely to have discussed the threat from
North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile development, building on
their agreement in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General
Assembly last month to keep working together on the issue.

Abe and Trump are planning to meet in Japan early next month
during the U.S. leader's tour of several Asian countries.
(Oct. 4)