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British fighters to overfly South China Sea; carriers in Pacific after 2020 - envoy

WASHINGTON British fighter planes visiting Japan will fly over the South China Sea and Britain will sail aircraft carriers in the Pacific once they are operational in 2020, given concerns about freedom of navigation there, Britain's ambassador to the United States said on Thursday.

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South Korea, Japan impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea 12:03pm GMT

SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea and Japan said on Friday they would impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, following a fresh U.N. Security Council resolution imposed on the reclusive country this week.

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Softbank's Son says will surpass $10 billion investment commitment for India 11:00am GMT

NEW DELHI Japanese telecom and media group SoftBank's investments in India will top $10 billion in 10 years, the company's chairman Masayoshi Son said on Friday.

Softbank's Son says will surpass $10 bln investment commitment for India 10:58am GMT

NEW DELHI, Dec 2 Japanese telecom and media group SoftBank's investments in India will top $10 billion in 10 years, the company's chairman Masayoshi Son said on Friday.

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Japan regulators working on new rules to prevent leaks by company executives 9:38am GMT

TOKYO Japanese authorities are set to recommend new fair disclosure rules that aim to prevent company executives leaking insider information, part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to improve corporate governance and encourage foreign investment.

UPDATE 2-South Korea, Japan impose new unilateral sanctions on N.Korea 9:16am GMT

* North has rejected sanctions as U.S.-masterminded conspiracy