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US admiral Locklear: ‘Winner-take-all’ tack won’t solve Asia rows

Admiral Samuel Locklear III, commander of US Pacific Command. AFP

The US military’s commander in the Pacific called for compromise in Asia’s worsening maritime territorial rows, cautioning against a “winner-take-all” strategy that some nations feared China was pursuing.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China’s maritime ambitions making waves in Pacific

Chinese President Xi Jinping  AP FILE  PHOTO

China’s communist rulers are making waves in the Pacific as they extend their naval strength and reach while Japan and the Philippines bolster their own fleets, increasing the risk of a maritime conflict, analysts say.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China’s maritime ambitions making waves in Pacific

China president Xi Jinping. AP FILE PHOTO

China’s communist rulers are making waves in the Pacific as they extend their naval strength and reach while Japan and the Philippines bolster their own fleets, increasing the risk of a maritime conflict, analysts say.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama moves to elevate status of Army in Pacific

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US President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

The Obama administration is moving to elevate the status of the general who leads soldiers in the Pacific to four stars.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Big nations block curbs on tuna overfishing

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Environmental activists hold banners as others depict a school of tuna during a rally outside the South Korean Embassy in suburban Taguig, south of Manila, Philippines on Nov. 29, 2012. Efforts to curb overfishing of tuna in the Pacific were blocked by big countries that refused to cut their catch at a meeting of tuna-fishing nations in the Asia-Pacific, delegates said Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

MANILA, Philippines—Efforts to curb overfishing of tuna in the Pacific were blocked by big countries that refused to cut their catch at a meeting of tuna-fishing nations in the Asia-Pacific, delegates said Thursday.   The Western and Central Pacific Commission, comprising 30 member nations and territories, ended a five-day meeting in Manila with minor agreements [...]

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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