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Why North Korea may be primed for a deal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
If somehow North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agrees to a disarmament-and-peace deal with President Trump at talks planned for June 12, one reason may be this: He wants to reduce the heavy burden of paying for one of the world’s largest standing armies. North Korea’s spending on its military eats up about a third of the official budget – yet one more cause of its mass poverty. read more


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