{FD} Mueller team under fire for ‘brass-knuckle’ tactics in bid to squeeze Manafort

The intensity of the focus on Paul Manafort is widely seen as a potential effort by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team to pressure him into providing information on others in the Russia probe. But the “brass-knuckle” tactics have raised eyebrows in the legal community.

{FD} Would Japanese nukes stop North Korean aggression? Tokyo taboo weakens amid NK testing

As North Korea advances its nuclear ambitions with yet another test of a long-range missile system, the once unthinkable has started to go mainstream in Japan: a discussion of the idea that Japan needs to have a nuclear deterrent of its own to survive in an increasingly unstable region.