May accused of pursuing ‘cut and paste’ Brexit over trade deals

May accused of pursuing ‘cut and paste’ Brexit over trade deals

Theresa May has been accused of pursuing a “cut and paste” Brexit, after saying the EU’s free trade deals could form the basis of Britain’s agreements once it has left the bloc. The Prime Minister, who is currently in Japan on a three-day trip to talk about post-Brexit trade and investment, said she wanted to use the trade agreement being finalised between Brussels and Tokyo as the starting point for a future pact with Britain….

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North Korea missile a ‘serious and important threat’

North Korea missile a ‘serious and important threat’

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan, with the projectile falling into waters off the country’s eastern coast. The Japanese government’s warning system urged people in an area in the north of the country to take precautions early on Tuesday morning. South Korea’s military said the missile travelled 1,678 miles and was fired from North Korea’s Sunan region, near the capital Pyongyang, just before 6am local time. But Japan’s military did not attempt…

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Woman dies from tick disease caught from infected cat

Woman dies from tick disease caught from infected cat

A Japanese woman has died of a tick-borne disease caught from a cat, in what is thought to be the first such mammal to human transmission. Japan’s health ministry said the woman in her 50s had been helping a weakening stray cat when she was bitten. Ten days later, she died of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS), which is carried by ticks. With no tick bite detected, doctors assume the illness must have been…

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