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In EU's interests to give Britain tariff-free trade post-Brexit - minister


LONDON Britain will have tariff-free trade with the European Union after it leaves the bloc as it is in both sides interests to do so, transport minister Chris Grayling said on Sunday.

UPDATE 5-North Korea missile fails after launch, again -U.S., South Korea 20 Oct 2016

SEOUL/WASHINGTON, Oct 20 North Korea test-fired a missile that failed immediately after launch early on Thursday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, hours after the two countries agreed to step up efforts to counter the North's nuclear and missile threats.


U.S. vows all-out defence against 'grave' North Korean threat 20 Oct 2016

WASHINGTON The United States and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to step up military and diplomatic efforts to counter North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, saying they posed a "grave" security threat following repeated tests this year. | Video


Despite failures, North Korea could field missile next year - U.S. expert 18 Oct 2016

WASHINGTON In spite of the apparent failure of another North Korean missile test at the weekend, the country's aggressive testing schedule could see its Musudan intermediate ballistic missile entering operational service sometime next year - much sooner than expected, a leading U.S. expert said on Monday. | Video


Japan may accelerate missile defence upgrades in wake of North Korean tests - sources 17 Oct 2016

TOKYO Japan may accelerate around $1 billion (804.1 million pounds) of planned spending to upgrade its ballistic missile defences in the wake of rocket tests suggesting North Korea is close to fielding a more potent medium-range missile, three government sources told Reuters.


U.S. detects failed North Korean missile test - Pentagon 16 Oct 2016

WASHINGTON The U.S. military detected a failed North Korean test launch of an intermediate ballistic missile, the Pentagon said on Saturday.


Adviser rules out Trump meeting North Korea's Kim in near future 12 Oct 2016

WASHINGTON An adviser to Donald Trump said on Tuesday he could not foresee any circumstances in the short or medium term in which the Republican presidential nominee would meet the leader of North Korea if he became president.


U.S. expects 'significant' progress on tougher North Korea sanctions - diplomat 11 Oct 2016

WASHINGTON The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said on Tuesday he was confident the United Nations would make "significant" progress on tougher sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear programme, despite apparent differences with China over targeting coal exports.


Images show activity at North Korea satellite launch site - report 11 Oct 2016

WASHINGTON An increase in activity at a North Korean satellite launch site could indicate preparations for a new test or other activities, a U.S.-based monitoring group said on Saturday.


China appears to push back on U.S. bid to choke North Korea coal exports 11 Oct 2016

UNITED NATIONS China appears to have pushed back on a U.S. bid to close a U.N. loophole that allows North Korea to export coal for "livelihood purposes," saying the well-being of North Koreans is a priority in negotiations on possible new U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang.