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China should cut off North Korea oil supply, Turnbull says
PM says Beijing has ‘by far the greatest leverage’ over Pyongyang and could use sanction to bring ‘regime to its senses’
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  • US president Donald Trump and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe have vowed to increase pressure on North Korea following the launch, with Abe describing the situation as an “unprecedented and grave threat”.
  • The talk of the prime minister’s visit will be the ‘progress’ of UK-Japan trade deals.
  • Hopes for a smooth buildup to the trip were dashed when North Korea fired the missile across northern Japan in the early hours of Tuesday morning, triggering emergency alarms on the island of Hokkaido.
  • North Korea isn't averse to aid from abroad, so crank it up, on the understanding that Kim Jong-un stops his nuclear programme and missile tests.
  • Just too much of a coincidence that Kim Jong-un happens to fire a missile over Japan just when the Socceroos are in Tokyo.
  • Like Trump, they periodically threaten fire and fury, but to think that the North Korea would actually strike first and attack South Korea or Japan (unless they were attacked themselves) is misguided.
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Donald Trump says 'talking not the answer' to North Korea crisis

Kim Jong-un steps up rhetoric by vowing to ‘contain’ Guam, with UN security council unanimously condemning missile test

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Published: 30. 8. 2017 16:03:27

Source: theguardian.com

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  • North Korea isn't averse to aid from abroad, so crank it up, on the understanding that Kim Jong-un stops his nuclear programme and missile tests.
  • China has no interest with a nuke capable DPRK.
  • The most powerful country in the world puts up Trump and Clinton as Presidential candidates - and people make fun of Kim Jong-un?
  • The only viable option the US had was a widespread tactical nuclear strike just north of the DMZ to nutralise the NK artillary prior to a full invasion.
  • China like having/using them to rile the Americans, but what have the Chinese to gain from a war?
Theresa May: China should curb North Korea's 'outrageous' missile ambitions

On a visit to Japan prime minister declines to rule out possibility of military action against Pyongyang

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Published: 30. 8. 2017 09:02:12

Source: theguardian.com

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Japan is as curious as everyone else: what is Theresa May’s Brexit plan?

The talk of the prime minister’s visit will be the ‘progress’ of UK-Japan trade deals. But there are bigger questions to be asked, writes Open Europe director Henry Newman

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Published: 30. 8. 2017 10:31:45

Source: theguardian.com

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  • By contrast the Labour Party Manifesto says it will retain the benefits of the Single Market and Customs Union and have reinforced this message by saying it in public.
  • Here's a good summary of what will likely happen: https://piie.com/newsroom/short-videos/posen-discusses-damage-brexit-british-economy.
  • Then Cameron won his surprise election, and just as quickly immolated himself with his referendum, and then somehow Greece was no longer the big issue, and the Euro was no longer about to collapse.
  • The Tories want to dump the European Union and its Single Market and its Customs Union.
  • The Japanese are just being polite and curtious because they fully know that Theresa May's Brexit plan resembles a blind man in a dark room stumbling on things around him trying to find the door.
China should cut off North Korea oil supply, Turnbull says

PM says Beijing has ‘by far the greatest leverage’ over Pyongyang and could use sanction to bring ‘regime to its senses’

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Published: 31. 8. 2017 04:46:07

Source: theguardian.com

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Transgender troops can stay in US military for now, James Mattis says

Defense secretary announces troops will be allowed to continue serving pending the result of a study and recommendations on implementing the ban

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Published: 30. 8. 2017 17:14:32

Source: theguardian.com

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Malcolm Turnbull condemns North Korean missile test and urges 'harshest sanctions'

Julie Bishop says firing ballistic missile over Japan a ‘threatening act’ but Australia stops short of calling it an act of war

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Published: 29. 8. 2017 04:44:27

Source: theguardian.com

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May: North Korea missile launch over Japan is 'reckless provocation'

UK will be among nations discussing possible new sanctions against North Korea at the UN security council on Tuesday

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Published: 29. 8. 2017 14:21:53

Source: theguardian.com

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UK must decide how to react to US strike on North Korea, warns thinktank

Choice by Theresa May to stand with Donald Trump could have as big an impact as British support of US in Iraq war, says defence expert

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Published: 30. 8. 2017 14:02:01

Source: theguardian.com

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What's the mood like in Japan after North Korea's missile launch?

North Korea has fired a missile over Japan. If you live in the country, we’d like you to share your reaction

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Published: 29. 8. 2017 17:46:28

Source: theguardian.com

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May to press Japan on its EU trade deal in hopes of a model for UK

PM’s remark that model could be used to speed up post-Brexit trade deals with other countries mocked by Vince Cable as a ‘cut and paste Brexit’

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Published: 30. 8. 2017 13:18:33

Source: theguardian.com

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Theresa May secures Japanese pledge on post-Brexit trade deal

Leaders announce in Tokyo that two countries will seek to instantly replace EU trade deal with a copycat deal for UK

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Published: 31. 8. 2017 15:25:14

Source: theguardian.com

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Trump and Abe vow to increase pressure after North Korea fires missile over Japan

Leaders agreed to call for an emergency meeting of the UN security council to discuss the launch

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Published: 29. 8. 2017 13:21:44

Source: theguardian.com

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Jim Mattis tells US troops America has 'problems', urges them to 'hold the line'

In a video posted on Facebook, Mattis says America needs to ‘get the power of inspiration back’ – a comment perceived to be a veiled criticism of Donald Trump

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Published: 28. 8. 2017 14:33:34

Source: theguardian.com

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Defense secretary quickly contradicts Trump over North Korea diplomacy

Minutes after president says ‘talking is not the answer’ to tensions with Pyongyang, James Mattis says diplomatic solutions never run out

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Published: 31. 8. 2017 02:46:02

Source: theguardian.com

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Malcolm Turnbull pledges solidarity with Shinzo Abe after North Korean missile launch

Australian prime minister says North Korea has an unstable leader who is was trying to intimidate South Korea and Japan and dismisses criticism of Trump

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Published: 30. 8. 2017 12:18:53

Source: theguardian.com

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May heads to Japan aiming to allay Brexit fears and lay basis for trade deal

UK delegation is planning to base deal on EU-Japan trade agreement, but Vince Cable has criticised that proposal as ‘staggering’

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Published: 30. 8. 2017 01:45:08

Source: theguardian.com

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North Korea: China again urged by May to use its leverage

PM’s comments come as UK tries to get Beijing to participate in tougher sanctions on Pyongyang over its missile programmes

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Published: 31. 8. 2017 15:49:58

Source: theguardian.com

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'Missile passing': Japan wakes to ominous warning about North Korean launch

Sirens blared out, trains stopped and residents took cover as missile fired by North Korea soared over Japanese territory for two minutes

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Published: 30. 8. 2017 02:45:18

Source: theguardian.com

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Donald Trump on North Korea: 'All options are on the table'

US leader says missile launch over Japan shows Pyongyang’s contempt for international standards of behaviour

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Published: 30. 8. 2017 02:17:29

Source: theguardian.com

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US lines up North Korea expert as ambassador to Seoul

Appointment of Victor Cha may signal White House believes putting pressure on China is key to preventing nuclear conflict

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Published: 31. 8. 2017 02:05:02

Source: theguardian.com

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Theresa May expresses unity with Japan in face of North Korea threat

UK prime minister to unveil plans to increase cooperation in defence and cyber-security with Japan

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Published: 31. 8. 2017 01:13:56

Source: theguardian.com

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Japan remains committed to UK after Brexit, Abe tells May

But Japanese PM and head of carmaker Aston Martin warn ‘transparency and predictability’ needed during exit process

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Published: 31. 8. 2017 09:38:50

Source: theguardian.com

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North Korea’s missiles can be stopped – but not by ‘fire and fury’

The one deterrent Kim Jong-un might respect is an international effort to delegitimise the North Korea regime, writes Dr John Nilsson-Wright of Chatham House

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Published: 31. 8. 2017 14:53:09

Source: theguardian.com

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  • I have this vision of Melania with aviator sunglasses , white blouse and tight skirt with legs spread astride a nuke plunging downwards into North Korea .
  • North Korea has played the game smarter and for all Trump's bluster the military options are very limited because any attack would result in Seoul being destroyed at huge civilian cost.
  • The article's conclusion, that Kim could chill out and work on HDI progress if he was satisfied that his missiles posed an adequate threat of retaliation to prevent invasion, is correct.
  • Trump's seeming willingness to sacrifice South Korea to the North's artillery in order to protect Americans in Seattle would seem to support DeGaulle's thinking.
  • Arguably North Korea is acting rationally in building up nuclear weapons capability.
Socceroos take precautions in Tokyo after North Korean missile launch

The Socceroos are taking ‘appropriate precautions’ after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s north on Tuesday morning

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Published: 29. 8. 2017 05:47:14

Source: theguardian.com

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  • Let's hope our boys fire a few missiles of their own at Japan on Thursday night, and take this game and our world cup qualification by the scruff of the bloody neck.
  • 'In a sign of how impenetrable the team bubble can be for professional footballers, attacker Robbie Kruse was totally unaware of the developments when asked about it.
  • Getting quotes from Kruse about missiles is making a subtle joke.
  • The Socceroos played in Iraq where millions have died from US rockets.
  • Talk about desperate to be in the big boys league!!!
How can the world respond to North Korea, short of military action?

UN security council will be unified in its condemnation but, with little scope for further economic sanctions, the best course of action is unclear

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Published: 30. 8. 2017 14:02:24

Source: theguardian.com

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