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Philippines' ex-leader Gloria Arroyo freed

Manila - Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo was released from detention Thursday following nearly five years in a military hospital after the Supreme Court dismissed corruption charges, her lawyer said.

Philippines' ex-leader Gloria Arroyo freed

Manila - Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo was released from detention Thursday following nearly five years in a military hospital after the Supreme Court dismissed corruption charges, her lawyer said.

Philippines' ex-leader Gloria Arroyo freed

Manila - Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo was released from detention Thursday following nearly five years in a military hospital after the Supreme Court dismissed corruption charges, her lawyer said.

Philippines rejects China conditions for sea row talks

Manila - Manila has rejected Beijing's demand that it "disregard" an international ruling that invalidated the Asian giant's claims to much of the South China Sea before negotiating on the issue, the Philippines' foreign secretary said Tuesday.

Philippines' Duterte 'not afraid of human rights' in war on drugs

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said human rights are not a concern in his war on drugs, vowing to ignore due process and comparing himself to former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.

Beijing to hold South China Sea war games after ruling

Bejing - Beijing will close off access to part of the South China Sea for military drills, officials said Monday, after an international tribunal ruled against its sweeping claims in the waters.

China must abide by same rules as everyone else: Biden

Sydney - China must abide by the same international rules as everyone else, US Vice President Joe Biden warned after a UN-backed tribunal ruled against Beijing's claims in the South China Sea.

EU urges 'peaceful' resolution to South China Sea row

Brussels - The EU urged China and the Philippines to settle peacefully their dispute over the South China Sea but stopped short of pushing Beijing to abide by an international tribunal's ruling against Beijing's claims.

Philippines says no concession to China in sea row

Manila - The Philippines will concede nothing to China as it seeks to implement an international tribunal ruling against Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea, its top lawyer said Friday.

Philippines to send envoy to China over sea row

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he would send ex-leader Fidel Ramos to China for talks after an international tribunal ruled against Beijing's claims to most of the disputed South China Sea.

China vows 'decisive response' to sea provocations

Bejing - China warned Thursday of a "decisive response" to provocations in the South China Sea, as it faced mounting pressure to accept an international tribunal's ruling against its claims to most of the strategically vital waters.

ASEAN to keep silent on South China Sea ruling, say diplomats

Kuala Lumpur - Southeast Asia will not issue a statement on the rejection of Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea by an international tribunal, regional diplomats said Thursday, blaming the no-comment on pressure by Beijing.

Philippines urges China to 'respect' sea ruling

Manila - The Philippines urged Beijing on Thursday to respect an international tribunal's ruling that rejected Chinese claims to most of the South China Sea, escalating a row that has raised the prospect of conflict.

Beijing's South China Sea anger belies dilemma, experts say

Bejing - An international tribunal ruling against Beijing's extensive claims in the South China Sea is the Asian giant's biggest diplomatic setback in years, leaving it facing a difficult choice between pragmatism and nationalism, analysts say.

China claims right to air defence zone, denounces court

Bejing - Beijing "has the right" to declare an air defence identification zone over the South China Sea, it said on Wednesday as it stepped up denunciations of an international tribunal that ruled against its expansive claims in the strategic waters.

South China Sea ruling 'legally binding' says U.S.

Washington - The United States put itself on a collision course with great power rival China on Tuesday, describing a ruling against Beijing's South China Sea claims as "final and legally binding.

South China Sea tribunal: Key findings

Den Haag - A United Nations-backed tribunal on Tuesday issued a damning ruling against China on its long-running dispute with the Philippines in the South China Sea.Here are some of the key findings in the lengthy document.

China rejects tribunal ruling on South China Sea

Bejing - Beijing "does not accept and does not recognise" the ruling by a UN-backed tribunal on its dispute with the Philippines over the South China Sea, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.

South China Sea: facts on a decades-long dispute

Manila - An international court on Tuesday delivered a damning verdict against China in a Philippine challenge over Beijing-occupied territory in the South China Sea.

Tribunal rules against Beijing in South China Sea dispute

Den Haag - An international tribunal ruled on Tuesday against China's claims it had "historical rights" in the South China Sea in a bitter dispute that risks further stoking regional tensions.

UN sea law lays down the rules for the planet's oceans

Den Haag - Centuries before international laws, pirates ruled the high seas, plundering and pillaging wherever they went.

South China Seas case lights up world's oldest tribunal

Den Haag - The little-known Permanent Court of Arbitration on Tuesday rules on a bitter dispute over the South China Sea which could have huge international ramifications amid growing tensions in the key waterway.

Hague tribunal to rule in tense South China Sea row

Den Haag - An international tribunal will hand down a ruling on Tuesday in an increasingly bitter dispute over the South China Sea, in a closely-watched case that risks ratcheting up tensions in Southeast Asia.

Beijing holds South China Sea war games before ruling

Bejing - Beijing has begun military drills in the South China Sea, state media reported Saturday ahead of a ruling by an international arbitration court on a dispute with the Philippines over the strategic waters.

Philippines willing to share South China Sea: Manila

Manila - The Philippines is willing to share natural resources with Beijing in contested South China Sea areas even if it wins a legal challenge next week, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay told AFP Friday.

Philippines offers China talks on maritime disputes

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday offered China conciliatory talks on a long-awaited international tribunal ruling over Beijing's maritime claims, a week before the verdict.

Beijing to reject Hague ruling on South China Sea case

Bejing - Beijing will reject any ruling by an international tribunal in a contentious case brought by the Philippines over the South China Sea, the foreign ministry said, as tensions mount over the disputed waters.

New Philippine President Duterte vows deadly crime war

Manila - Authoritarian firebrand Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the Philippines' president Thursday -- and quickly launched a foul-mouthed vow to wipe out drug traffickers and even urged ordinary Filipinos to kill addicts.

New Philippine President Duterte vows deadly crime war

Manila - Authoritarian firebrand Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the Philippines' president Thursday -- and quickly launched a foul-mouthed vow to wipe out drug traffickers and even urged ordinary Filipinos to kill addicts.

New Philippine President Duterte vows deadly crime war

Manila - Authoritarian firebrand Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the Philippines' president Thursday -- and quickly launched a foul-mouthed vow to wipe out drug traffickers and even urged ordinary Filipinos to kill addicts.
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