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UK housing, hiring stay resilient despite Brexit vote - surveys

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LONDON British house prices hit a seven-month high in November and companies hired more workers, surveys showed on Thursday, suggesting the economy remained resilient five months after Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

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Exclusive - U.S. warns China it will target firms for illicit North Korea business 02 Dec 2016

WASHINGTON The United States has warned China it will blacklist Chinese companies and banks that do illicit business with North Korea if Beijing fails to enforce U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang, according to senior State Department officials.

U.S. sanctions North Korean companies, officials after nuclear test 02 Dec 2016

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday blacklisted seven people and 16 North Korean companies for ties to the North Korean government or its nuclear and weapons programs, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement.

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South Korea, Japan impose new unilateral sanctions on North Korea 02 Dec 2016

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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U.N. slaps new sanctions on North Korea to slash cash from exports 01 Dec 2016

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting its annual export revenue by a quarter, after Pyongyang carried out its fifth and largest nuclear test so far in September.

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U.N. decapitates North Korea's statue export business 01 Dec 2016

SEOUL Impoverished North Korea is not known for a bustling manufacturing industry but has earned a reputation in some African states for a highly visible export - its huge socialist-style statues. | Video

U.N. decapitates North Korea's statue export business 01 Dec 2016

SEOUL, Dec 1 Impoverished North Korea is not known for a bustling manufacturing industry but has earned a reputation in some African states for a highly visible export - its huge socialist-style statues.

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China says new North Korea sanctions not meant to harm 'normal' trade 01 Dec 2016

BEIJING New U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea, imposed after its fifth and largest nuclear test in September, are not intended to harm "normal" trade with the isolated country nor affect civilians, China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

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China military says it's seriously concerned by Japan-South Korea pact 30 Nov 2016

BEIJING China's Defence Ministry on Wednesday expressed serious concern about South Korea and Japan signing a military intelligence pact to share sensitive information on the threat posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear activities.

Reuters Select: Iran and Iraq want their oil share back 29 Nov 2016

Oil lamps illuminate the Bagmati River in the grounds of the Pashupatinath Temple during the Bala Chaturdashi festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, November 28, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar