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US to put 9,000 South Korea workers on leave as military funding row deepens

US to put 9,000 South Korea workers on leave as

Stand-off with Seoul over how much South Korea contributes to the upkeep of 28,000 US soldiers stationed thereThe US military said it has begun notifying nearly 9,000 South Korean workers that they will be put on leave starting in April if Seoul and Washington fail to reach a deal on sharing costs for the upkeep of 28,500 US soldiers in South Korea.The two countries have held six rounds of talks but have been unable to reach an agreement due to differences over Washington’s demand for a sharp hike in Seoul’s contribution for this year. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2020-01-29 04:58:58

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