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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 …

  • 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 …

  • England beat NZ by 124 runs in 1st test at Lord's
    England beat NZ by 124 runs in 1st test at Lord's

    LONDON (AP) — England took a thrilling first test at Lord's when it bowled out New Zealand for 220 to win by 124 runs with 15 overs to spare in the final session on Monday. …

  • Company lowers worst-case scenario for California oil spill
    Company lowers worst-case scenario for California oil spill

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Plains All American Pipeline is downgrading the amount of oil it says spilled off a California coastline in a worst-case scenario. …

  • TABLE-INDONESIA KPB NUSANTARA PALM OIL PRICES - May 25

    May 25 (Reuters) - Following are Indonesian prices for crude palm oil (CPO) quoted at an auction by PT KPB Nusantara (formerly known as the state marketing centre) on Monday . Buyer Volume Prices Terms ... …

  • England beat New Zealand in first Test
    England beat New Zealand in first Test

    England beat New Zealand by 124 runs in the first Test at Lord's on Monday to go 1-0 up in the two-match series. …

  • South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers
    South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope. …

  • German MP linked to Ukraine denied entry to Russia
    German MP linked to Ukraine denied entry to Russia

    A German deputy with strong links to Ukraine was denied access to Russian territory over the weekend, a decision slammed as "unacceptable" by Berlin on Monday. The German foreign ministry said the government had made an official protest through the Russian embassy in Berlin. "From the German government's point of view, the ban on deputy Karl-Georg Wellmann is incomprehensible and unacceptable," a German foreign ministry spokesman said. …