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Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon is said to be eyeing a bid for South Korea's presidency in 2022. (Keith Lane/Special to the Washington Times)

Park Won-soon, Seoul mayor, talks Trump, Kim Jong-un, Korea reunification

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: North Korea talks have gone nowhere for months, but the mayor of Seoul -- a capital city just 35 miles from Kim Jong-un's expanding ballistic missile threat -- insists that peace will ultimately prevail, Pyongyang will give up its nuclear weapons, and the Korean Peninsula will be reunified.

Indian paramilitary soldiers keep guard outside the main telephone exchange building in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. The Indian government stripped the Indian-administered portion of Kashmir of its limited autonomy on Aug. 5. Authorities imposed a sweeping military curfew that's still in place, and cut off residents from all communication and the internet. Mobile phone services have yet to be restored. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Harsh Vardhan Shringla blasts Kashmir 'disinformation' from Pakistan

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Pakistani charges that India has conducted a militarized takeover of Kashmir and jailed thousands of political prisoners are "completely wrong" and designed to undermine New Delhi's attempts to bring economic prosperity to the disputed territory, India's top diplomat in Washington said Thursday.

Tiger Woods flips his ball as he walks along the ninth green during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) ** FILE **

Lawsuit blames Tiger Woods for drunken driver's death

Associated Press

The parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash last year are suing Tiger Woods. They blame the golfer and his girlfriend for allowing their son to drive home from their Florida restaurant while intoxicated.

Saeb Erekat, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks to journalists after a meeting between Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II, at the Royal Palace, in Amman, Jordan, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. (Khalil Mazraawi, Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

Saeb Erekat says Trump broke pledge by moving embassy to Jerusalem

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The Palestinians' outspoken resistance to U.S. mediation in the Middle East peace process is justified because President Trump broke a promise two years ago to avoid any moves before announcing his blueprint that unfairly favored Israel, according to longtime chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat.

The rift among Arab nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council is no closer to resolution today than when it began in June 2017, a Qatari diplomat said. (Associated Press/File)

Lolwah Al-Khater, Qatar diplomat, sees long Saudi feud

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: A top Qatari diplomat says the damaging feud between her country and Saudi Arabia that has divided the two American allies over the past two years and created a Middle East headache for the Trump administration is unlikely to be put to rest anytime soon.