Trump, Putin speak on counter-terrorism

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke over phone on Sunday on counter-terrorism and bilateral ties, said the White House on Monday.

"President Vladimir Putin of Russia called President Donald J. Trump to thank him for information the United States provided that helped foil a potential holiday terrorist attack in Russia," said the White House in a statement.

The two sides committed to continuing counter-terrorism and also discussed bilateral ties and "future efforts to support effective arms control," the Xinhua news agency reported.