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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 »

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 »

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 Thu 5 Jul 2018 16.48 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Mattis says no rift with Trump on North Korea -

The defense secretary's earlier comments 'didn't contradict anything the president said,' Mattis said Thursday. By Jacqueline Klimas and Wesley Morgan. 8/31/17, 8:43 PM CET. Updated 8/31/17, 9:26 PM CET. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday ...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 »

North Korea's missile test over Japan was a threatening proof of concept - Popular Science

At about 6am on local time Tuesday morning, Japan's government issued a warning to its citizens that a missile was headed their way. That missile, fired from North Korea, crashed into the Pacific Ocean 575 miles east of Japan just 14 minutes after launch.and more »

James Mattis contradicts Trump over North Korea comments: 'We're never out of diplomatic solutions' - The Independent

Defence Secretary James Mattis has said the US is “never out of diplomatic solutions” for dealing with North Korean aggression – contradicting Donald Trump's declaration that “Talking is not the answer!” During a meeting with his South Korean ...and more »

Pentagon chief Mattis disputes suggestions that he and Trump do not see eye-to-eye - Washington Post

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis disputed Thursday that there is daylight between him and President Trump on key issues while acknowledging there is little he can do about such characterizations. Mattis, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, cited several ...and more »

How Japan Reacted to North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Its Territory - The Diplomat

After North Korea fired a ballistic missile over northern Japan early Tuesday morning local time, Japan is weighing next steps. North Korea's provocation gives impetus for Japan to acquire a land-based Aegis missile defense system to complement its ...and more »

Mattis Insists He and Trump Are on the Same Page on North Korea - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis insisted on Thursday that he was not at odds with President Trump over North Korea and asserted that the media had misinterpreted his recent remarks on how to deal with Pyongyang. Mr. Trump tweeted on ...and more »