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Kerry says US neutral on West PH sea, wants China to follow laws

VIENTIANE, Laos -- After months of confrontations in the South China Sea and days of high-stakes diplomacy, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the time has arrived to “move away from the public tensions and turn the page.”

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Re-elected Vietnam prime minister vows to defend sovereignty

HANOI, Vietnam (Updated) -- Vietnam's prime minister vowed to defend the country's sovereignty in the South China Sea as he was re-elected Tuesday by the rubber-stamp National Assembly.

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SC rules with finality: Edca is constitutional

THE Supreme Court (SC) has junked a petition filed by groups seeking to reverse the high court's earlier ruling that declared the military deal signed by Philippines and the United States constitutional.

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Mayors may face raps, suspended if drug problem worsens

LOCAL chief executives may face administrative cases if drug problem in their respective towns or cities worsens, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) chief said on Tuesday, July 26.

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SC grants TRO vs curfew ordinances of 3 LGUs

THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has temporarily stopped the implementation of curfew ordinances in three local governments units after a youth group last week asked to Court to declare them unconstitutional.

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Andanar defends self over pre-Sona remark

COMMUNICATIONS Secretary Martin Andanar has responded to a university professor criticizing him for saying he "cried" when he first read the draft of President Rodrigo Duterte's first State of the Nation Address (Sona).

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Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that bega

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US, Japan, Australia step in for weak SEAsia to chide China

VIENTIANE, Laos — The United States, Japan and Australia have urged China not to construct military outposts and reclaim land in the disputed South China Sea, in a strong show of support for Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes w

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