Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BANGKOK (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 in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the … Continue reading

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Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries
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Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of Zika outbreaks in the region. The advisory issued Thursday, Sept.29, targets travel to Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

Vietnam leader: China island work violates international law
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Vietnam leader: China island work violates international law

NEW YORK (AP) — Vietnam’s president told The Associated Press on Monday that China’s island-building in the disputed South China Sea violates international law and endangers maritime security. President Truong Tan Sang also urged the U.S., which has expressed mounting concern over China’s assertive behavior, to fully lift a ban on lethal weapons sales to … Continue reading