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Asia fears China military conflict over sea claims–study

In this May 7, 2014 file photo released by Vietnam Coast Guard, a Chinese ship, left, shoots water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, while a Chinese Coast Guard ship, center, sails alongside in the South China Sea, off Vietnam's coast as Chinese ships are ramming at Vietnamese vessels trying to stop Beijing from setting up an oil rig in the sea. Beijing and Hanoi in particular are embroiled in an increasingly heated territorial row, the latest chapter of which was sparked by China's positioning of a major oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam. AP

China’s neighbors are increasingly anxious that Beijing’s maritime disputes with countries like Vietnam and the Philippines will lead to military conflict, a US research group said in findings released Monday.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino seaman found dead at Port of LA

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A 39-year-old Filipino crew member of a container ship was found dead Wednesday night at the Port of Los Angeles, authorities said Thursday (Friday in Manila).

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH, US to hold naval exercises near Scarborough

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Continuing bilateral relations, the Philippines and the United States will hold naval exercises in Subic Bay, with some activities near Scarborough come June 26, a Philippine Navy officer said.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Friendly PH-Vietnam football game irks China

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China on Monday expressed displeasure after Vietnamese and Filipino troops played sports together on a contested island, with the foreign ministry denouncing the activity as “a farce.”

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama warns against ‘aggression’ in South China Sea

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President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that the United States was ready to respond to China’s “aggression” toward its neighbors at sea but said Washington should lead by example by ratifying a key treaty.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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