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China builds military airstrip on disputed island

South China Sea Disputed Territories

Beijing has completed a runway for military aircraft on a South China Sea island also claimed by Vietnam, state-run media reported, as it asserts its territorial claims in the area.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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. AP FILE PHOTO

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 »

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