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Philippines rejects China's demand to remove ship from shoal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' defense chief rejected on Thursday China’s renewed demand that it remove its outpost on a disputed South China Sea shoal and said Chinese coast guard ships ...

Japan, Vietnam express serious concern about South China Sea

TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and Vietnam expressed serious concern on Wednesday about the situation in the South China Sea and any unilateral actions aimed at altering the status quo, and agreed ...

China protests passage of US destroyer through Taiwan Strait

China on Tuesday protested the passage of a U.S. Navy destroyer through the Taiwan Strait, calling it a deliberate move to undermine stability in the region. The U.S. Navy said in a...

Japan diplomat pulls out of U.S. news conference over islet dispute with S.Korea

Japan's vice foreign minister pulled out of a planned news conference with his South Korean and U.S. counterparts in Washington on Wednesday over a territorial dispute between the two U.S. allies,...

China coast guard uses water cannon against Philippine boats

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Chinese coast guard ships blocked and sprayed a powerful stream of water on two Philippine ships carrying supplies to troops at a disputed South China Sea shoal, prompting a...

Turkey says won't be deterred from gas drilling in east Med

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey's deputy president said on Monday that his country is “not afraid of anyone" and won't be deterred from continuing drilling for oil and gas in disputed waters that have b...

China warns of return to Cold War tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned on Thursday against a return to Cold War-era tensions in the Asia-Pacific. He made the comments amid growing tension in the region with the United States over Taiw...

German navy chief vows long-term commitment to Indo-Pacific

TOKYO (AP) — The chief of Germany's navy said Tuesday that its dispatch of a warship to the Indo-Pacific underscores his country's concern that freedom of navigation and the rule-based international o...

France flexes muscle, puts warship in eastern Mediterranean

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — France showcased its military muscle Monday with a tour of its new frigate Auvergne in the eastern Mediterranean, seeking to underscore what the ship's captain said was the impo...

Vietnam seeks information from Iran about seized oil tanker

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam was seeking more information Thursday about a Vietnamese oil tanker that was seized at gunpoint last month by Iranian soldiers in the Gulf of Oman, while vowing to ensure...

Officials tell AP that Iran seized Vietnamese oil tanker

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran seized a Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman last month and still holds the vessel, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday, rev...

China accuses US of 'lack of transparency' over sub accident

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday accused the U.S. of a “lack of transparency and responsibility” regarding an accident in the South China Sea involving a Navy submarine last month. A...

Biden calls China’s actions toward Taiwan ‘coercive’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. President Joe Biden called China’s recent actions toward Taiwan “coercive” and a threat to peace and stability in the region at the virtual East Asi...

Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s ADIZ 680 times in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has so far registered 680 incursions into its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) this year, the Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday (Oct. 27). Defens...

US, China, Russia join Asia summit amid regional disputes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — President Joe Biden and China’s Premier Li Keqiang joined an annual summit of 18 Asia-Pacific nations by video Wednesday, as some regional leaders voiced concern about th...