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March 19, 2014
Vietnam leader warns against use of force in territorial rows
Tokyo (AFP) March 18, 2014
Vietnam's president on Tuesday warned against the use of force in territorial disputes as his nation and its neighbours lock horns with an increasingly assertive China over competing claims in the South China Sea. President Truong Tan Sang made the comments in Japan's parliament during a four-day visit. "Vietnam has always maintained these principles over maritime disputes - resolution by peaceful means, compliance with international law, and respect for each other's due rights and sovereignty ... read more

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US commander emphasises Philippine alliance, amid China row
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Submit or leave: Kiev's soldiers under siege in Crimea
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Ukraine PM says no plans to join NATO
Ukraine's new Western-backed prime minister said Tuesday that the ex-Soviet country had no plans to join NATO following last month's fall of a pro-Kremlin regime. ... more
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Human Rights Watch chief praises Merkel 'rethink' on Russia
The head of Human Rights Watch on Tuesday praised a hardening of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's stance on Russia and urged her to also take a tougher line in upcoming talks with China. ... more
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Michelle Obama looks to ease mistrust on China trip
Michelle Obama will look to dispel growing mistrust between the United States and China through a weeklong tour of the Asian power focused deliberately on soft issues, officials said Monday. ... more
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Russia flies warplanes to Belarus for joint combat duty
Moscow has deployed six SU-27 fighters and three military transport jets to Belarus, in an apparent reaction to growing NATO activity near the Belarusian border, the Russian defense ministry said Th ... more
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China re-iterates calls for restraint in Crimea
China said Monday it respected "all countries' independent sovereignty and territorial integrity", in an ambiguous statement after Ukraine's Crimea region voted to join its ally Russia. ... more
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Ukraine denounces Russian 'provocations,' troop build-up
Ukraine's foreign minister denounced Russian "provocations" Monday, warning of a troop build-up on the border and the presence of "political tourists" in its eastern regions. ... more
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China's Xi seeks both power and friendship abroad
Xi Jinping has spent much of his first year as China's president greeting a stream of foreign leaders, but his government's dual message of power and peace has garnered a mixed response. ... more
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Former Soviet satellites sign joint military pact
Four former Soviet satellites in Central Europe signed a military pact Friday to coordinate defence planning and to create a joint combat unit to operate under NATO and EU auspices, in response to the Ukraine crisis. ... more
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UN resolution on Crimea: Russia vetoes, China abstains
Russia vetoed a Western-backed resolution condemning the Crimea referendum at a UN Security Council emergency vote Saturday, but China abstained, isolating Moscow further on the Ukraine crisis. ... more
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Philippines says US defence deal close, amid China row
The Philippines said Friday a deal to allow a greater US military presence on its territory could be signed next month, in a timely defence boost amid a worsening territorial row with China. ... more
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US weighs request for military aid from Ukraine: officials
The United States is "reviewing" a request from Ukraine's leaders for arms and other military assistance, officials said Thursday, denying reports they had rejected Kiev's appeal. ... more
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Philippines drops food to troops after China 'blockade'
The Philippine military said Thursday it had evaded a Chinese sea blockade by using an airplane to drop food to soldiers on a tiny and remote South China Sea shoal claimed by both countries. ... more
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Surrounded Crimean commander makes desperate appeal for help
The commander of a surrounded Ukrainian military base in Crimea made a desperate appeal to his superiors Thursday to give him orders or he might have to shoot. ... more
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Japan lawmaker urges Abe effort on US, S.Korea
An influential Japanese opposition lawmaker called Wednesday on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to work for more stable relations with the United States and South Korea after rifts over historical disputes. ... more
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Chinese president to make first EU visit
Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to European Union headquarters in Brussels on March 31 as part of trip to several EU countries, an EU statement said Wednesday. ... more
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Walker's World: Putin as carnivore
The unfolding Ukraine crisis has become a classic example of the complex nature of power in the modern age. ... more
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Kerry to decide 'soon' on resuming Egypt aid
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he hoped to decide soon on whether to restore the full $1.5 billion in American aid to Egypt. ... more
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US hits 'provocative' China move on Philippine ships
The United States on Wednesday accused China of raising tensions by blocking two Philippines vessels as it urged freedom of navigation in the tense South China Sea. ... more
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Philippines lodges protest over ships 'blocked' by China
The Philippines said Tuesday it had lodged a formal protest after two Filipino vessels were prevented from bringing supplies to marines by the Chinese coastguard on a disputed shoal in the South China Sea. ... more
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NATO says to deploy recon flights over Poland, Romania
NATO said Monday it will deploy AWACS reconnaissance aircraft to overfly Poland and Romania as part of alliance efforts to monitor the crisis in Ukraine. ... more
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China to 'defend every inch' of territory: foreign minister
China's foreign minister on Saturday said his country would vigorously defend its sovereignty, declaring there was "no room for compromise" with Japan over territory or history. ... more
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Blocked by sunken Russian ships, Ukraine's navy stays defiant
Russia has deliberately sunk three of its own ships to block Ukrainian navy vessels into a lake off the Black Sea, officers say, highlighting Moscow's determination to wear down the morale of Kiev's forces in Crimea. ... more
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Fifteen years on, Ukraine neighbours glad to be in NATO
Fifteen years have passed since the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland joined the NATO military alliance, a decision the ex-Soviet satellites now see as fortuitous given today's Ukraine standoff between Russia and the West. ... more
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Crimea 'soldiers' swear oath before pro-Moscow PM
Crimea's pro-Russian authorities sought to boost their claim to break from Ukraine Monday as volunteer soldiers swore an oath of allegiance in front of prime minister Sergei Aksyonov. ... more
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