July 6, 2006

In flurry of calls, Bush speaks to Hu, Putin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush spoke by telephone on
Thursday with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President
Vladimir Putin, a U.S. official said.

The topic was not immediately announced but was likely to
have included ways to respond to North Korea's missile tests.

Bush spoke by telephone on Wednesday with Japanese Prime
Minister Junichiro Koizumi and South Korean President Roh
Moo-hyun and stressed the need for a unified response in the
United Nations to North Korea's missile launches.