US President Donald Trump is floating a plan to have allies contribute significantly more money for the upkeep of US troops on their territory. Photo: Xinhua

Donald Trump contemplating new demand to have allies pay full cost for US troops on their soil, plus 50 percent more

  • The plan being bruited about is proving particularly unnerving for Japan, South Korea and Germany
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US President Donald Trump is floating a plan to have allies contribute significantly more money for the upkeep of US troops on their territory. Photo: Xinhua
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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and US Ambassador Harry Harris signed the new deal on Friday. Photo: AP

South Korea and US sign new military cost-sharing deal

  • The deal, which involves the spending of South Korean taxpayer money, requires parliamentary approval in Seoul
  • The agreement’s signing came days after the two countries eliminated their huge springtime military drills and replaced them with a smaller training
Topic |   South Korea

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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and US Ambassador Harry Harris signed the new deal on Friday. Photo: AP
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