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The letter comes ahead of military exercises between the US and South Korea that the North sees as provocative

Japanese PM dealt more criticism – from his wife

Japan's embattled leader Naoto Kan has again been mauled in public by his famously sharp-tongued wife. Nobuko Kan, 65, told reporters yesterday that she regularly berates her husband and would not marry him again if given a second chance. "I've already lived this life and it's not fun to repeat the same thing," she said. "I would want to have a totally different life."

KiFin heightens row with Minerva over power grab 'rhetoric'

KiFin, the investment group backed by South African billionaire Nathan Kirsh, has ratcheted up the row with Minerva, accusing the property group's management of "misleading" other shareholders into believing it wanted to seize control of the company.

Brown 'to earn $100k a time on lecture circuit'

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Signing up for a professional development course can bring rich rewards

In the final of The Apprentice earlier this month, the eventual winner Yasmina Siadatan had to explain to an audience of confectionery professionals why she had twinned strawberry with basil in her upmarket range of chocolates. In this case, her business nouse proved less important than her lack of public-speaking experience.

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Jodie Whittaker: A film star in the making

In her first film, Jodie Whittaker stars opposite Oscar nominee Peter O'Toole. Not bad for a start, she tells Nicola Christie
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