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Philippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters

Philippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 7:14PM UTC Comments Off Philippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino-British company says the Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China....

5 Philippine soldiers killed in communist rebel ambush

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:05PM UTC Comments Off 5 Philippine soldiers killed in communist rebel ambush

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The military says five soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in a communist rebel ambush in the northern Philippines. Capt. Mark Anthony Ruelos of the 7th Infantry Division says the soldiers were traveling in a convoy with police late Thursday when they were fired on by New People’s Army...

China defends South China Sea activities after criticism from US

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 7:00PM UTC Comments Off China defends South China Sea activities after criticism from US

BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible after the U.S. intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an "aggressive" effort to assert sovereignty....

Philippine troops attack 300 Abu Sayyaf militants, 7 killed

By Wed, Feb 25, 2015 7:56PM UTC Comments Off Philippine troops attack 300 Abu Sayyaf militants, 7 killed

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops backed by artillery and assault helicopters have clashed with about 300 Abu Sayyaf rebels in fighting that left two soldiers and five militants dead. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc says 16 other soldiers were wounded in the daylong fighting Wednesday in a jungle near mountainous Patikul town in...

Philippine court enters not-guilty plea for US Marine

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015 5:23PM UTC Comments Off Philippine court enters not-guilty plea for US Marine

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has entered a not-guilty plea for a U.S. Marine charged with the murder of a Filipino transgender in a case that has tested Manila's longtime military alliance with Washington....