The Detroit News : 2019-02-11

NATION & WORLD : 13 : 5B


NATION & WORLD The Detroit News | Monday, February 11, 2019 | 5B S. Korea, U.S. sign deal on troops – South Korea says it has signed a new deal with the United States on how much Seoul should pay for the U.S. military presence on its soil. Sunday’s singing followed rounds of failed negotiations on the matter that caused worries about the decades-long military alliance between South Korea and the United States. Seoul’s Foreign Ministry says it can confirm a new cost-sharing deal for the stationing of 28,500 U.S. troops was signed Sunday. Yonhap news agency says Seoul will provide about $924 million. Last year, South Korea paid about $830 million, but President Donald Trump has said Seoul should pay more. Seoul, South Korea In other headlines IS sites destroyed: A spokesman for U.S.-backed Syrian forces says they have captured 41 positions held by Islamic State militants and destroyed their fortifications in the last pocket they hold in eastern Syria. Mustafa Bali, spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, says advances were made overnight and on Sunday. Five watercolors attributed to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler from his early days as a struggling artist have failed to sell in the German city of Nuremberg, possibly over fears they could be fakes. A newspaper reported Sunday no bids were received on the paintings, which had starting prices of between $21,500 and $50,900. Hitler pieces don’t sell: From Detroit News wire services Contact us: You can reach the National Desk by calling (313) 222-2533.

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