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China foreign minister in talks with SE Asian counterparts

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is meeting with counterparts from four Southeast Asian countries this week as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the region amid a sharp downturn ...

U.S., Philippines officials discuss Chinese activities in South China Sea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan, in a call with Philippines national security adviser Hermogenes Esperon on Wednesday, discussed their shared concerns over C...

Philippines says Chinese 'militia' swarm has spread in disputed waters

Hundreds of Chinese vessels believed to be manned by militias in the South China Sea have spread to a wider area, the Philippines said on Wednesday (March 31), defying its demand for the flotilla to b...

Philippines hits China on vessels swarming 6 islands, reefs

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government said Wednesday that more than 250 Chinese vessels it believes are manned by militia have been spotted near six Manila-claimed islands and reefs in ...

Philippines sends fighter aircraft over Chinese vessels in South China Sea

The Philippine military is sending light fighter aircraft to fly over hundreds of Chinese vessels in disputed waters in the South China Sea, its defence minister said, as he repeated his demand the fl...

Philippine leader conveys concern to China envoy over 'swarming' vessels

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to protect the country’s maritime territory during a meeting with China’s ambassador, his spokesman said on Thursday (March 25), as international...

Philippines deploys more patrol ships amid rift with China

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military has ordered more navy ships to be deployed for “sovereignty patrols” in the South China Sea, where a Chinese flotilla has swarmed around a disputed r...

US backs Philippines in standoff over South China Sea reef

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States said Tuesday it’s backing the Philippines in a new standoff with Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, where Manila has asked a Chinese fishing flotilla...

China denies incursion as 200 ships dock at Philippine reef

BEIJING (AP) — Bad weather prompted more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels to anchor at a reef claimed by the Philippines, Beijing said on Monday, sidestepping accusations from Manila of a move by Chin...

Wary Philippines says 200 Chinese vessels at disputed reef

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government expressed concern after spotting more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels it believed were crewed by militias at a reef claimed by both countries in t...

Philippines: 220 Chinese 'militia' boats gathered in South China Sea

The Philippines government voiced concern — without lodging a formal protest — over some 220 Chinese vessels allegedly sighted at a South China Sea reef claimed by both countries. Althoug...

Domingo to sing at 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival

Plácido Domingo is scheduled to sing two concert performances in Verdi's "I Vespri Siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers)" next summer as part of the 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival, which features 221 ...

Catholics hold traditional Whit Monday ceremony in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Women in traditional white dresses have carried a centuries-old statue of the Virgin Mary to mark Whit Monday in an annual ritual in the eastern German town of Rosenthal. ...

Gothic music, culture fans gather at German festival

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Thousands of Goth music and culture fans have gathered in the eastern German city of Leipzig for the annual Wave Gothic Festival, this year featuring some 220 artists. ...