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War of words as Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane | News | DW | 28.05.2017

The US has accused Chinese aircraft of reckless behavior in international airspace after they intercepted an American surveillance plane. China's …

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Isis-backed militants struggle for control in the southern Philippines

The death toll in Marawi city, where martial law has been imposed, stands at 85, with Islamic State claiming responsibility<p>Fears are growing that a violent attempt by local militants to seize a city in the island of Mindanao, in the southern Philippines, marks the beginning of a wider attempt by …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Philippines urged to take on renewables

The Philippines can save $US200 million a year and build a more reliable energy supply for millions of residents on its small islands by replacing …

Renewable Energy

China 'strongly dissatisfied' with G7 statement on East, South China Seas

China is "strongly dissatisfied" with the mention of the East and South China Sea issues in a Group of Seven (G7) statement, and the G7 allies should stop making irresponsible remarks, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said.<p>China is committed to properly resolving disputes with all nations …

China

Japan's growing concern over China's naval might

<b>The pride of Japan's naval defence, the JS Izumo, is making an unprecedented journey through Asian waters over the next three months.</b><p>The Izumo is the largest vessel built by Japan since the end of World War Two - and she looks very much like an aircraft carrier. She has already participated in …

China

Australia should carry out naval challenge to China's artificial islands: retired defence boss

The recently retired Defence head Dennis Richardson has said Australia should carry out its own "freedom-of-navigation" naval operation to challenge …

China

Metal Shark Delivers Patrol Boats to Vietnam Coast Guard

Official Publication of the Navy League of the United States<p>Posted: May 25, 2017 4:29 PM<p><i>JEANERETTE, La. —</i> Six new military patrol boats built by …

China

How Xi and Abe will interpret Trump’s North Korea call with Duterte

It is not often one gets to see how the United States conducts its diplomacy from the White House, especially over the phone. Yet, the full …

North Korea

A century before Kulbhushan Jadhav, The Hague saw Britain and France debate Veer Savarkar’s arrest

His arrest in France had gone all the way to the Permanent Court of Arbitration.<p>The case of Kulbhushan Jadhav – a former Indian Navy officer now on …

Kulbhushan Jadhav

Việt Nam opposes Taiwan’s drills in Trường Sa archipelago

Việt Nam Nam resolutely opposes China’s Taiwan conducting live-fire exercises in waters around Ba Bình Island, which belongs to Việt Nam’s Trường Sa …

China

Game On Again in the South China Sea as First FONOP under Trump is Chalked-Up

According to this Reuters report, which was soon followed by others citing a Pentagon spokesman, a U.S. Navy warship, the destroyer <i>USS Dewey,</i> has recently sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Chinese-occupied Mischief Reef in the South China Sea. This was the first such challenge to Beijing by …

China

Trump Signals New US Approach to China With Tough Actions

Two developments in the past few weeks suggest that America’s China policy is on a cusp.<p>The more publicly discussed event involves the Arleigh …

China

Former U.S. Cutter Morgenthau Transferred to Vietnamese Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau (WHEC 722) in full dress at the decommissioning ceremony in Honolulu, April 18, 2017. US Coast Guard Photo<p>The U.S. …

China

As premier heads to Europe, China says resolute about opening its market

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is determined to open its market and is positive about promoting talks on a China-EU investment agreement, a senior Chinese …

China

Official: Pair of Chinese Fighters Unsafely Intercept U.S. Navy Aircraft Over South China Sea

A P-3C Orion aircraft in 2016. US Navy Photo<p>Two Chinese fighters unsafely intercepted a U.S. Navy P-3C Orion anti-submarine warfare aircraft over the …

China

CEO Daily: Saturday May 27, 2017

I try not to get drawn into debates about whether Chinese companies can innovate. It's a ridiculous question and invites nasty stereotypes. Plus, if …

China

South Korea says contact resumed with vessel off Somalia, crew safe

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Saturday it has resumed contact with a distressed fishing vessel that feared it was being followed by a suspected pirate vessel off the waters of Somalia, and that the 3 Koreans and 18 Indonesians on board were safe.<p>The South Korean military had dispatched its …

World News

Chinese Jets Intercept US Plane in ‘Unsafe’ Incident

Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. surveillance aircraft a couple hundred miles southeast of Hong Kong this week in a maneuver the Navy …

U.S. Navy

Armed Services chairman unveils $2.1B Asia-Pacific security bill

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee has introduced a bill to provide $2.1 billion toward security in the Asia-Pacific region, he …

North Korea

Trump just checked Beijing in the South China Sea for the first time — and it's a risky bet

President Donald Trump has apparently issued his long-awaited first challenge to Beijing's moves in the South China Sea.<p>China said the USS Dewey, a guided-missile destroyer, sailed just a few miles off the coast of the Mischief Reef on Wednesday; the reef is an artificial island built and …

China

U.S. says China realises limited time to negotiate with North Korea

| BEIJING<p>China has realised it has limited time to rein in North Korea's nuclear programme through negotiations and is open to further sanctions against Pyongyang, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Friday.<p>Susan Thornton, the acting assistant secretary for east Asian and Pacific …

North Korea

Chinese fighter jets pulled an 'unsafe' close pass near a US Navy plane over the South China Sea

Chinese fighter jets have once again engaged in "unsafe and unprofessional" behavior around a US Navy plane flying over the contested South China Sea, ABC News reports.<p>The US Navy plane was reportedly a P-3 Orion, which is used for maritime surveillance.<p>China has built and militarized artificial …

China

Vietnam is in a pivotal position as it balances the US and China

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam could hardly have asked for more: a U.S. warship challenging Chinese claims in the South China Sea, a meeting at the White House and six new coastal patrol boats.<p>All are signs of a U.S. commitment which Vietnam had feared was waning under President Donald Trump just as the …

China

China tightened border controls with North Korea, US diplomat says

Chinese officials understand the urgency of pressuring North Korea and said they have taken measures to tighten security at its border as part of the U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said.<p>Acting Assistant Secretary of …

North Korea

China urges Japan to be cautious over missile defences

China on Thursday urged Japan to act cautiously after government and defence industry sources in Tokyo said U.S. and Japanese companies are collaborating on new missile defence radars.<p>As nuclear-armed Pyongyang builds ever more advanced missiles with the ability to strike anywhere in Japan, Tokyo …

China

Taiwan Prepares for China Attack With Tanks, Warships and Fighter Jets as Tensions Spike

While the Taiwanese war games come during a time of deteriorating relations with China, the South China Sea has also been the site of recent tension …

World News

Vietnam-linked hackers likely targeting Philippines over South China Sea dispute: FireEye

MANILA (Reuters) - Hackers linked with Vietnam's government are likely targeting Philippine state agencies to gather intelligence related to the maritime dispute in the South China Sea, cybersecurity company FireEye (FEYE.O) said on Thursday.<p>Vietnam's government was not immediately available for …

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WSJ.com What's News - Worldwide News Briefs for May 26

TRUMP, G-7 LEADERS MEET AMID TENSIONS OVER CLIMATE, TRADE<p>Trans-Atlantic tensions over trade and climate change hung over the start of the Group of 7 summit Friday in Sicily, the last stop in President Donald Trump's first overseas trip since taking office.<p>GUNMEN IN EGYPT ATTACK BUS CARRYING COPTIC …

China

Blue Whale 2 to be completed soon

Move is part of effort to enhance energy security and secure available resourcesThe construction of the ultra-deep-water semisubmersible drilling rig …

China

Hope and Change, Iranian Style

Next Steps in U.S.-Cuba Relations<p>Strengthening U.S. Cyber Defenses<p>Russia Sanctions: The New Normal<p>Corruption in China: The Party’s Over<p>Change in the …

U.S. Military