National security adviser John Bolton, who was due to meet his South Korean counterpart Chung Eui-yong in Washington on Friday, called the Times report "utter nonsense".
"The president has not asked the Pentagon to provide options for reducing American forces stationed in South Korea".
The officials said, however, that a peace treaty between the two Koreas could diminish the need for the 23,500 USA soldiers now stationed on the peninsula, the newspaper said.
U.S. President Donald Trump strongly suggested Thursday (Korean time) that North Korea is ready to release its American "hostages" after a South Korean activist earlier claimed the three detainees had been moved from a labor camp to a hotel.
Preparations for the Trump-Kim meeting have gathered further momentum since the Korean summit.
It wasn't immediately clear when the location or date would be publicly revealed.
But for Trump to contemplate withdrawing troops now would be a quixotic move as he enters into negotiations with Kim whose demands and intentions are uncertain.
The closure will see experts from South Korea and the United States. "I think you're going to be seeing very, very good things".
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim agreed in a summit last week to work toward a peace treaty by the end of the year and to seek the "complete denuclearization" of the peninsula.
"China is willing to work together with the South and North Korean sides as well as with the global community and to play a relevant positive role in promoting the process of political settlement and ultimately in achieving lasting peace in the region", the president said.
Trump also said that he was not considering reducing the USA military's presence in South Korea as part of the negotiations.
Plans for a Trump-Kim summit follow months of tense saber-rattling over Pyongyang's testing of atomic weapons and long-range missiles, including some theoretically capable of reaching the American mainland.
The North Korean leader, who took power in 2011, had never met with top officials of any country before this year. He was detained in 2015 on spying charges and sentenced to 10 years' hard labour in 2016 .
After 15 seasons, Witten has made a decision to hang it up and move to the booth, announcing " Monday Night Football " for ESPN . Most felt Witten would become a coach after his playing days, but he joked that the broadcaster's lifestyle is a little better.
But a breakneck sequence of events over the last two days may have made the nightmare scenario increasingly likely. But to prove obstruction of justice, a prosecutor must establish that an act was carried out with corrupt intent.
The Dutchman is the first rider since Paolo Savoldelli back in 2005-06 to win the first stage of the race as defending champion. The 167-kilometre second stage on Saturday (Sunday NZT) will whizz down the Mediterranean coast from Haifa to Tel Aviv.
The US has objected to China building the islands, and positioning defenses on them, claiming this violates global law. The Spratly archipelago is disputed from six countries: Vietnam , China, Taiwan , Malaysia , Philippines and Brunei .
Macron said he had pushed the idea of a much broader Iran agreement with Trump, which was received "very positively". But, with powerful hardliners at odds with the reformists now in power, nothing is certain when it comes to Iran.
JSW Energy, Castrol India Ltd and Hexaware Technologies Ltd dropped after their March-quarter results failed to please investors. The Sensitive Index ( Sensex ) of the BSE, which had closed at 35,176.42 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 35,257.31 points.
Of the casualties, many were caused by lightning , which struck at many places after the dust storm settled down. The state government quickly released funds to compensate the families of those killed or for damage.
Challenged on whether she would remove the target, Ms Rudd said: "I have not discussed that with the Prime Minister". Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas tweeted: "PM loses her human shield and now looks very exposed herself".
Despite that last note, several Republican lawmakers are pushing for Trump to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize . The Washington Post implied Trump arranged , or at least encouraged, the effort to nominate him.
If a meteor impacts Mars during the mission's two year primary mission, SEIS could detect it as it rings the planet like a bell. InSight, which is the first planetary mission that will take off from the West Coast, will be targeted to launch at 7.05 a.m.
Lei scaled back global operations and instead focused on India , where it's now the top seller alongside Samsung. The Chinese company submitted documents Thursday to list shares on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
Shooting at Nashville's Opry Mills Mall leaves one dead
Aaaron says a retired California police officer who was visiting Nashville stepped in and ordered the man to lie on the ground. According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the shooting was a result of a "dispute".
Cong is insulting Ballari, Modi says on Reddy turf
Often alluded as the "King Maker" party, JD (S) has a strong backing from the Vokkaliga community in the Old Mysore region. A year ago during Deepavali, Shri Narendra Modi interacted with over 25,000 party workers from Gujarat and Varanasi.
United Kingdom government suffers Brexit defeat
David Davis told the Lords EU committee he was "not at all sure" there will be agreement on the "border backstop" by June. But the Lords heavily voted for Parliament to be given a more decisive say on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
Former VW CEO Indicted in Emissions Cheating Case
According to the papers, the CEO was at one point informed of the illegal practices of the company and chose to cover them up. He resigned not long after the scandal became public in September 2015, maintaining he had no prior knowledge of the effort.
Brexit war cabinet mired in trenches over customs plan
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Hospital treating 7 people injured in explosion
It was not immediately known if the wife was also being treated at the hospital, which said it had seven patients. After the explosion, firefighters were still working more than an hour later to get the flames under control.