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China hits out at US proposal on South China Sea

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China accused the US of deliberately stoking tensions in the South China Sea as it rejected Washington’s proposal for a freeze on provocative actions in the region, the foreign ministry said Monday.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Kerry tries to ease Asian territorial disputes

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried Sunday to calm the brewing storm over territorial disputes in Asian waters, appealing to China and its neighbors to settle their differences and ease tensions.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US scales down anti-terror unit in PH, officials clarify

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After more than a decade of helping fight al-Qaeda-linked militants, the United States is scaling down, not disbanding as reported, its anti-terror contingent of elite troops in Mindanao in a move that reflects shifting security strategies and focus in economically vibrant Asia, where new concerns such as multiple territorial conflicts involving China have alarmed Washington’s allies entangled in the disputes.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US proposes South China Sea provocation freeze

New assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs Daniel Russel. AFP FILE PHOTO

A US official proposed Wednesday that China and Southeast Asian nations call a moratorium on actions seen as provocative in a bid to cool tensions in the South China Sea.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China claims are nonsense – military chief

Philippine Military Chief Emmanuel Bautista. AP FILE PHOTO

The military chief on Thursday vowed to defend the country’s fishermen against any Chinese “terror or intimidation” in the South China Sea, the latest sign of sharpening tensions in what is a potential global flash point.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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