South Korea

Report: South Korea to pay more to keep U.S. troops in the country

A preliminary deal would see South Korea pay the U.S. almost $1 billion toward the cost of stationing U.S. military personnel in the country, up from about $800 million under a previous five-year agreement, CNN reports, citing two State Department officials.

Trump's virtual reality presidency

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

One of the hardest things about reporting on President Trump is his tendency to propose wild ideas out loud and then repeat them before coming to his senses or getting talked off the ledge.

The big picture: The media, us very much included, break news on controversial ideas that never happen, leaving all of us to wonder: Was this a real idea killed by exposing it or a POTUS brain blip? It’s the virtual reality dimension of this presidency.

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