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RP, US launch joint exercises near China-claimed waters


Thousands of Philippine and US marines on Monday began military exercises close to flashpoints in the West Philippine Sea, where Beijing is engaged in a bitter territorial with its neighbors.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hearing of Chinese fishermen delayed

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A pre-trial hearing for nine Chinese fishermen accused of poaching sea turtles in a disputed South China Sea shoal in a case likely to further strains relations with Beijing has been postponed again because of problems finding a qualified interpreter, court and diplomatic officials said.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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

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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 »