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    By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is seeking to iron out remaining differences and sign a deal with Washington on sharing costs for stationing 28,500 American troops in the country, its chief envoy said on Thursday. Jeong Eun-bo made the comment as he arrived in Washington for the first face-to-face talks on Friday with U.S. envoy Donna Welton since President Joe Biden's administration took office in January. They held their first video conference last month. The negotiations had been gridlocked after former U.S. President Donald Trump rejected Seoul's offer to pay 13% more, for a total of about $1 billion a year, and demanded as much as $5 billion. South Korean sources have raised hopes the Biden administration will agree to a deal close to their proposal. Seoul currently pays Washington about $920 million a year. "There are issues that we are trying to resolve as much as...
    A report alleging John Kerry may have colluded with Iran when meeting with its foreign minister during the Trump administration is drawing comparisons to the situation of retired Gen. Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to giving false statements to the FBI that included statements regarding his communications with a Russian ambassador.  Retired Gen. Jack Keane, chairman of the Institute for the Study of War, told Fox News that the two instances deal with different issues but he can see why some would draw a correlation. JOHN KERRY 'COLLUDED' WITH IRAN TO UNDERMINE TRUMP, REPORT SAYS "In terms of what Secretary Kerry was doing and other members of the Biden administration, in my judgment is appalling and it’s reckless and significantly irresponsible," Keane said in an interview. "What we’re not used to is previous government officials actually colluding and talking to our enemies, and I emphasize enemy because that is who Iran really is. In the...
    The Washington Football Team could be in the crosshairs of Jeff Bezos after the billionaire's attorney reportedly contacted a sports investment firm that is known to be looking for a buyer for Daniel Snyder's team. However, Snyder has no interest in selling the team, a source familiar with the situation has told DailyMail.com.     Talk of a potential sale began this week after court documents filed in India as part of Snyder's defamation lawsuit against a media company in that country revealed Bezos's attorney was in contact with the Baltimore-based firm, Moag & Co., according to FrontOfficeSports.com.  Moag & Co. was previously hired by the Washington Football Team's minority owners to find buyers for their shares - a sale that would likely be worth much more if Snyder also agreed to sell his majority stake.  Bezos, who recently announced his decision to step down as Amazon's CEO later this year, has...
    PARIS/WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday said it was ready to talk to Iran about both nations returning to a 2015 agreement that aimed to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons, seeking to revive a deal that Washington itself abandoned nearly three years ago.  The move reflects the change in U.S. administration, with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressing President Joe Biden's position that Washington would return to the accord formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if Tehran came into full compliance with the deal.  Iran reacted coolly to the idea, put forward by Blinken during a video meeting with the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany, a group known as the E3, gathered in Paris.  FILE - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, Jan. 27, 2021."If Iran comes back into strict...
    PARIS/WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday said it was ready to talk to Iran about both nations returning to a 2015 agreement that aimed to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons, seeking to revive a deal that Washington abandoned nearly three years ago.  Iran reacted coolly to the U.S. idea, which was conveyed by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a video meeting with his British, French and German counterparts gathered in Paris.  FILE - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, Jan. 27, 2021.Blinken reiterated the U.S. position that President Joe Biden's administration would return to the accord formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if Iran came into full compliance with the deal.  "Secretary Blinken reiterated that ... if Iran comes back into strict compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, the United...
    PARIS/WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday said it was ready to talk to Iran about both nations returning to a 2015 agreement that aimed to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons, seeking to revive a deal that Washington abandoned nearly three years ago.  Iran reacted coolly to the U.S. idea, which was conveyed by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a video meeting with his British, French and German counterparts gathered in Paris.  Blinken reiterated the U.S. position that President Joe Biden's administration would return to the accord formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if Iran came into full compliance with the deal.  "Secretary Blinken reiterated that ... if Iran comes back into strict compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, the United States will do the same and is prepared to engage in discussions with Iran toward that end," a joint statement from...
    Detroit activist turns old potato chip bags into sleeping bags for the homeless Oregon health-care workers were stuck in a snowstorm with expiring vaccines. So, they gave shots to strangers caught in traffic. Michael B. Jordan talks viral Black Lives Matter speech and working with the goat Denzel Washington © Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET Michael B. Jordan. Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET Michael B. Jordan spoke to Insider about his viral Black Lives Matter speech. "You've got to use your platform to be able to call out people that you call business partners, people that you do business with to be able to do what's right," he said.  The actor continued to speak about moving into producing as well as working with Denzel Washington.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Last summer, a Black Lives Matter protest stopped outside the buildings of Hollywood's four...
    Michael B. Jordan. Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET Michael B. Jordan spoke to Insider about his viral Black Lives Matter speech. "You've got to use your platform to be able to call out people that you call business partners, people that you do business with to be able to do what's right," he said.  The actor continued to speak about moving into producing as well as working with Denzel Washington.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Last summer, a Black Lives Matter protest stopped outside the buildings of Hollywood's four major talent agencies where Michael B. Jordan took to the microphone and turned his critical eye to the executive buildings around him.  During the rousing speech, the "Creed" star called upon Hollywood's major studios and agencies to overhaul their hiring practices and welcome more Black executives and talent into their executive rooms. Footage of the...
    The craziest bacon products you can buy NFL players who returned from devastating injuries John David Washington Talks Criticism of Age Difference with Malcolm & Marie Co-Star Zendaya Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad John David Washington isn't "concerned" about criticism over the 12-year age difference between himself and his Malcolm & Marie costar, Zendaya, because he is, in fact, the one "learning from her." In a recent interview with Variety, the 36-year-old actor and son of Denzel Washington said of Zendaya, 24, "People are going to see in this film how much of a woman she is." "She has far more experience than I do in the industry," Washington admitteded. "I've only been in it for seven years. She's been in it longer, so I'm learning from her. I'm the rookie." Washington continued on to say that he had been "leaning on" Zendaya —...
    Undersecretary of State Keith Krach, who angered China with a visit to Taipei in September, will lead economic talks with Taiwan this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Pompeo told a news conference that Krach would lead the Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue with Taiwan on Nov. 20. He said the talks would cover cooperation in a range of areas, including ensuring safe and secure supply chains and 5G security. "The dialog signifies that our economic relationship with Taiwan, a vibrant democracy and a reliable partner, is strong and growing," Pompeo said. Pompeo did not say whether the talks would be held virtually or in person but noted they would be under the auspices of the U.S. representative office in Taipei and that of Taiwan in Washington. China has been angered by greater U.S. support for Taiwan, including two recent visits by top officials, Health Secretary Alex Azar...
    Foreign Ministers for Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday to discuss the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, according to multiple reports.  The meetings were announced by each of the Caucasus countries Tuesday as fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh intensifies, Reuters reported. The dispute over the region which is legally part of Azerbaijan but controlled by ethnic Armenians has claimed hundreds of casualties since fighting broke out in late September, per Reuters.  Two ceasefires have been negotiated thus far but neither has been adhered to, per Reuters. Russia has reportedly been the primary mediator up to this point after Moscow, Paris and Washington, D.C., jointly called for an end to the violence weeks ago. (RELATED: State Of Emergency Declared In Ex-Soviet Republic As Protests Turn Violent) Some say fear of a widening regional conflict may be reason for the U.S. to step into a larger peacemaking role, and...
    ISLAMABAD – The long-awaited peace talks with the negotiating team selected by the Afghan government are to begin on Saturday in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar, the Taliban said in a statement on Thursday. The start of negotiations was was also announced by Qatar's foreign ministry and Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, confirmed in a tweet that their delegation will be in Qatar's capital of Doha for the talks. The talks — known as intra-Afghan negotiations — were laid out in a peace deal that Washington brokered with the Taliban and signed in February, also in Doha, where the Taliban maintain a political office. That deal aims to end Afghanistan’s protracted war and bring American troops home while the intra-Afghan talks are to set a road map for a post-war society in Afghanistan. The negotiations are expected to be a difficult process as...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ruled out negotiations with the United States over Tehran's ballistic missile and nuclear programmes on Friday and urged Iranians to resist U.S. pressure. "America's brutal sanctions on Iran are aimed at collapsing our economy ... Their aim is to limit our influence in the region and to halt our missile and nuclear capabilities," Khamenei said in a speech broadcast live on television. "Relying on national capabilities and cutting our dependence on oil exports will help us to resist America's pressure." Relations between Tehran and Washington have deteriorated since U.S. President Donald Trump in 2018 abandoned a pact between Iran and six world powers under which Iran accepted curbs on its nuclear program in return for lifting sanctions. The United States has reimposed sanctions that have sharply lowered Tehran’s oil exports. Washington says it wants Tehran to negotiate a wider deal to...
    By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States has begun talks with Japan about deploying mobile U.S. Marine units in Okinawa armed with anti-ship and air defense missiles that would work closely with Japanese forces on islands that prevent easy access to the Pacific for China's military, the Marine Corps commandant said on Thursday. "You want to deter, to prevent any potential adversary from taking the next move," General David Berger said in a telephone interview. "If you are looking out from China, that's what you should see, a rock-solid alliance," he added. In March, Berger published "Force Design 2030" a plan to trim aircraft numbers, dump most cannon artillery and cut heavy armor, including all its tanks, and create "Marine Littoral Regiments" equipped with missiles and drones that could deny an adversary control of contested areas by threatening their ships and planes. That overhaul begins with tensions between...
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have put the son of the movement’s feared founder in charge of their military wing and added several powerful figures to their negotiating team, Taliban officials said. The shake-up, one of the most significant in years, comes ahead of expected talks with Kabul aimed at ending decades of war in Afghanistan. As head of a newly united military wing, 30-year-old Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob brings his father’s fiercely uncompromising reputation to the battlefield. Equally significant is the addition of four members of the insurgent group’s leadership council to the 20-member negotiating team, Taliban officials told The Associated Press. The shuffle, overseen by Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhunzada, is meant to tighten his control over the movement’s military and political arms, the officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the inner workings of the Taliban. Analysts say the shake-up could be...
    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s president on Tuesday hailed the United States for its leadership role in negotiations to normalize ties with its former wartime foe Serbia. But differences emerged between the Trump administration’s envoy and European officials on who should lead the talks. U.S. envoy Richard Grenell has invited officials from Kosovo and Serbia to meet at the White House on June 27 in hopes of boosting their talks after Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008. The invitation came as the new European Union envoy for the negotiations, Miroslav Lajcak, arrived in Kosovo on Tuesday. Grenell oversaw an agreement in February under which Kosovo and Serbia vowed to reopen road and rail links to boost economic cooperation before resolving their longtime animosity. “If either side is unsatisfied with the June 27 discussions then they will go back to the status quo after they leave Washington,” Grenell tweeted....
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