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  • Philippines to fly over disputed South China Sea: Aquino
    Philippines to fly over disputed South China Sea: Aquino

    Philippine military and commercial aircraft will keep flying over disputed areas in the South China Sea despite Chinese warnings over the airspace, President Benigno Aquino said on Monday. "We will still fly the routes that we fly based on the international law from the various conventions we entered into," Aquino told reporters when asked whether the Philippines accepted China's position. The Chinese military last week ordered a US Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane away from airspace …

  • Philippines seeks stronger commitment from U.S. in South China Sea dispute
    Philippines seeks stronger commitment from U.S. in South China Sea dispute

    The Philippines is seeking a "stronger commitment" from the United States to help its ally, the defence minister said on Monday, as China asserts its sovereignty over disputed areas of the South China Sea. China claims most of the South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year, and the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei have overlapping claims. China said on Monday it had lodged a complaint with the United States over a U.S. spy plane that flew …

  • US Marines testify at Philippines murder trial of colleague
    US Marines testify at Philippines murder trial of colleague

    Four US Marines took the witness stand Tuesday at the murder trial of their comrade accused of killing a local transgender woman in the Philippines, lawyers who attended the closed-door proceedings said. The American servicemen were asked to testify on what the defendant, Private First Class Joseph Pemberton, had told them shortly after the October 24, 2014 killing, the lawyers said. "I think I may have killed a he or she," Lance Corporal Michael Rose told the court when asked what Pemberton …

  • Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote
    Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday. …

  • Air France flight gets military escort to NYC after threat

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say U.S. military jets have escorted an Air France airliner to New York's Kennedy Airport after a threat was made against the flight. …

  • Knotty exhibit planned for pope symbolizes life's challenges

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An exhibit being created for Pope Francis' trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff's teachings by offering visitors the chance to acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives. …

  • TABLE-Indonesia Astra Agro Lestari auction May 22co ALI.JK

    Bangalore, May 22Reuters) - Following are Indonesian prices for crude palm oil quoted at an auction by PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk AALI.JK Buyer Volume Prices Terms (tonnes) (Rp/kg) Wilmar Nabati Indonesia ... …

  • TABLE-Indonesia Astra Agro Lestari auction May 21co ALI.JK

    Bangalore, May 21Reuters) - Following are Indonesian prices for crude palm oil quoted at an auction by PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk AALI.JK Buyer Volume Prices Terms (tonnes) (Rp/kg) Nagamas Palmoil Lestari ... …

  • US Sen. Thad Cochran marries longtime aide, his office says

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., has married longtime aide Kay Webber. …

  • China's Li looks to boost use of yuan in Latin America
    China's Li looks to boost use of yuan in Latin America

    (Adds detail on deal and trade talks, comments) SANTIAGO, May 25 (Reuters) - Chile's central bank and the People's Bank of China are clearing a path for the use of the Chinese yuan in South America as the two countries look to strengthen their trade relationship. A currency swap agreement will facilitate the exchange of a maximum of 2.2 trillion pesos ($3.6 billion) for three years, the two central banks said in statements on Monday. China is also looking to set up a yuan clearing bank in …