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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Aug. 19, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ DUTERTE TRIP TO...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Aug. 12, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ EDITOR'S NOTE:...

Duterte says he will discuss territorial disputes in China

Aug. 8, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says he plans to discuss his country's territorial rifts with China, including its 2016 arbitration victory over Beijing and the development of potential energy resources, when he visits China this month. President Rodrigo Duterte did not provide other...

Philippine defense chief hits China for South China Sea acts

Jul. 30, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense chief criticized China on Tuesday for what he called "bullying" actions in the South China Sea and said Beijing's peaceful assurances contrast with its behavior in the contested waters. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana criticized China's increasingly...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jul. 29, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ EDITOR'S NOTE:...

Duterte halts Philippine lotteries amid alleged corruption

Jul. 27, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the indefinite closure of popular lotteries run by the government's sweepstakes agency due to alleged massive corruption and said even courts couldn't stop his order. Duterte issued the order late Friday telling the national police...

Duterte offers bounty for 'head' of lead killer of 4 police

Jul. 25, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte offered a bounty to anybody who can deliver to him the head of the communist rebel leader behind the killings of four police intelligence officers last week in an insurgency-hit central province. Duterte said in a speech late Thursday that he...

Duterte: Can't stop China in disputed seas, won't risk clash

Jul. 22, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday there was no way to stop Chinese from fishing in his country's exclusive economic zone and he would not risk losing Filipino forces in a clash in the disputed South China Sea. "When Xi says 'I will fish,' who can prevent him?"...

Pacquiao has plenty to say while he prepares for Thurman

Jul. 19, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has had a whole lot more to say about boxing ever since he became a politician. The 40-year-old Filipino senator who once understandably shied away from lengthy conversations in English is more comfortable in the language. A fighter who once kept most conversations short...

Philippine police file sedition case against vice president

Jul. 18, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police filed sedition and other criminal complaints Thursday against the vice president, three opposition senators, four Roman Catholic bishops and other critics of President Rodrigo Duterte for allegedly plotting to destabilize his administration. Vice President Leni...