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Theresa May secures Japanese pledge on post-Brexit trade deal - The Guardian

Leaders announce in Tokyo that two countries will seek to instantly replace EU trade deal with a copycat deal for UK. Peter Walkerin Tokyo. @peterwalker99. Thu 31 Aug 2017 08.54 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 10.33 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »

North Korea: US 'never out of diplomatic solutions' - BBC News

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said the US is "never out of diplomatic solutions" in dealing with North Korea. It comes after President Donald Trump tweeted that "talking is not the answer" to the country's military ambitions. Russia has also ...and more »

Theresa May vows to fight next UK election as prime minister - Financial Times

Theresa May has said she will fight the next UK election as prime minister and intends to remain in power “for the long term”. The promise by Mrs May confounded the expectations of most political observers, who expected her to make her exit before the ...and more »

North Korea: 'Japan missile was first step in Pacific operation' - BBC News

North Korea says its firing of a missile over Japan was "the first step" of military operations in the Pacific, signalling plans for more launches. State media also repeated threats to the US Pacific island of Guam, which it called "an advanced base of ...and more »

Japan is alarmed and outraged by North Korea's missile test - The Economist

Pyongyang's provocations raise questions about Japan's civil-defence readiness and its pacifist constitution. Print edition | Asia. Aug 31st 2017 | SENDAI AND TOKYO. WHEN the alarm sounded from loudspeakers in the streets and his mobile telephone ...and more »

Defense secretary quickly contradicts Trump over North Korea diplomacy - The Guardian

Minutes after president says 'talking is not the answer' to tensions with Pyongyang, James Mattis says diplomatic solutions never run out. Julian Borger in Washington. Wed 30 Aug 2017 14.33 EDT Last modified on Fri 9 Feb 2018 13.38 EST. Share on ...and more »

Japan seeks funds to boost missile ranges days after North Korea threat - Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's defense ministry on Thursday sought $160 million in a record budget request to develop swift, longer-range missiles to extend its military punch in East Asia, countering growing Chinese strength and an increasing North Korean ...and more »

North Korea's unprecedented missile test draws ire of Trump and Abe - Christian Science Monitor

August 29, 2017 SEOUL, South Korea—In a first, North Korea on Tuesday fired a ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload that flew over Japan and splashed into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said. The aggressive missile launch ...and more »

Theresa May's Japan trip 'prepares ground' for trade deal - Financial Times

Theresa May will arrive in Japan on Wednesday with British cyber security, engineering and defence suppliers to “prepare the ground” for a post-Brexit trade deal. The British prime minister is scheduled to have several meetings with Shinzo Abe, her ...and more »

Don't be surprised by North Korea's missiles. Kim Jong Un is doing what he said he would. - Washington Post

TOKYO — Armchair experts on North Korea — and a fair few who watch from their desks, too — like to write off Kim Jong Un as unpredictable. Who knows what this nuclear-armed madman might do next, the refrain goes. U.S. warplanes conducted a bombing ...and more »