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German prosecutors probe 3 rail workers over fatal crash

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Tuesday they are investigating three employees of rail company Deutsche Bahn on suspicion of negligent homicide over a train crash last week that killed five peop...

5th victim found in train wreckage in southern Germany

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Police said Saturday the body of a fifth victim has been been found beneath a train that derailed Friday in the Alps in southern Germany. The man's body wa...

At least 4 killed as train derails in southern German Alps

BERLIN (AP) — A train accident in the Alps in southern Germany on Friday left at least four people dead and many more injured, authorities said. Police said the regional train headed...

Salzburg Festival projects return to normal next summer

The Salzburg Festival is projecting for a return to normal next summer, announcing a schedule of 228 performances over 45 days that include a new production of Béla Bartók’s “Bluebeard’s Castle” paire...

US expert: Images show Chinese ship waste endangering reefs

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Swarms of Chinese vessels have dumped human waste and wastewater for years in a disputed area of the South China Sea, causing algae blooms that have damaged coral reefs and ...

China, Philippines swap protests over Manila-occupied island

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has demanded that China withdraw its ships and fishing vessels from the vicinity of a Philippine-occupied island in the South China Sea, where the Chin...

Duterte calls China 'benefactor,' distances himself from foreign minister's remarks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte described China as a benefactor to his nation in a recorded briefing on Monday (May 3), minimizing remarks made by his foreign ministe...

Philippine diplomat apologizes for profanity toward China

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' foreign secretary apologized Tuesday after tweeting an obscene phrase demanding China get out of Philippine-claimed territory in the South China Sea in an o...

Philippines foreign minister issues expletive-laced tweet over China sea dispute

The Philippine foreign minister on Monday (May 3) demanded in an expletive-laced message on Twitter that China's vessels get out of disputed waters, marking the latest exchange in a war of words w...

Philippines protests `blocking' of its patrol ships by China

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has protested the Chinese coast guard's harassment of Philippine coast guard ships patrolling a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, the Departme...

Japan's PM Suga heads to US with China on his mind

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will become the first foreign leader to meet US President Joe Biden when he visits the White House in Washington, D.C. on Friday, underlining the importance both...

Philippines summons Chinese ambassador over reef dispute

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government summoned the Chinese ambassador to press its demand for Chinese vessels to immediately leave a reef claimed by Manila in the South China Sea and sa...

US, Philippine forces stage scaled down drills amid pandemic

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American and Philippines forces on Monday opened one of their most scaled down annual combat exercises in decades due to the pandemic, and organizers said the drills would r...

US-Philippines officials discuss concerns over China's ships

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday discussed with his Philippine counterpart China’s recent positioning of “militia vessels” near the Philippines in the ...

Philippines warns it could seek US help amid feud with China

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines could seek the help of the United States, with which it has a mutual defense treaty, to protect its interests in the South China Sea, Manila’s defense depart...