North Korea’s state newspaper claims the US is secretly plotting to ‘unleash a war’ while continuing to negotiate ‘with a smile on its face’

KCNA/Reuters North Korean state media has accused the US of plotting to “unleash a war” on North Korea while continuing to negotiate “with a smile on its face.” Sunday’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the official mouthpiece of the ruling Worker’s Party of Korea, called out what it claims were US military movements in the region as practice […]

Kurdish-led SDF to negotiate ‘roadmap to a democratic, decentralized Syria’ with Damascus

SDC, a political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has agreed with the Syrian government to form negotiating committees, Reuters reports. The respective committees aim to bring an end to the seven-year civil war and chart a “roadmap to a democratic, decentralized Syria.” The announcement comes after a delegation of the political wing of […]

Russia, Lebanon negotiate plans for Syrian refugees’ return home – Beirut

Russia is talking to Lebanon about Moscow’s plans for the mass return home of Syrian refugees, the Lebanese prime minister’s office said on Tuesday. Lebanon hopes the Kremlin’s initiative would tackle what Beirut calls a “displacement crisis.” The UN refugee agency UNHCR says there are about a million Syrians in Lebanon, around a quarter of […]

Senators grant teams permission to negotiate extension with Karlsson: report

The Ottawa Senators have given interested teams permission to negotiate a contract extension with superstar defenceman Erik Karlsson, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post. Karlsson, who is a free agent at the end of the 2018-19 season, has been the target of trade speculation dating back to last year and this moves the team […]

US trade delegates arrive in China in bid to negotiate an unlikely trade breakthrough

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters A US trade delegation arrived in China on Thursday for talks on tariffs, with state media saying China will stand up to US bullying if need be and hit back, but it prefers to negotiate.  A breakthrough deal to fundamentally change China’s economic policies is viewed as highly unlikely during the two-day visit, […]

How to Negotiate Your Next New-Car Lease Like a Pro

– Car salespeople will tell you that most people who end up leasing a new vehicle don’t walk through the door thinking of themselves as lease customers. Rather, like proposals on New Year’s Eve, leasing often just kind of happens, and the person has to live with the consequences of a spontaneous decision. The information here is intended to help you make good decisions […]

Donald Trump said he would negotiate Brexit with a ‘tougher’ attitude than Theresa May

Mark Wilson / Getty LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump would take a “tougher” approach to Brexit negotiations than Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, he said in a television interview to be broadcast later on Sunday. In the interview with British channel ITV, Trump said the European Union was “not cracked up to what […]

Negotiate or lose ‘hundreds of millions’ in aid, Trump tells ‘disrespectful’ Palestinians

US President Donald Trump has warned Palestinians they will miss out on US aid if they don’t sit down and hold talks with Israel, after they snubbed the visit from Vice President Mike Pence. Trump voices his threat during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. […]

Mark Meadows: ‘We are not going to negotiate on immigration while the government is shut down’

Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows said any immigration deal will not be negotiated while the government remains shut down. Meadows said he has received assurances from House Speaker Paul Ryan that they are on the same page. Senate Republicans and Democrats are still moving forward with potential deals to end […]