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Filipino fishermen say China blocking access to South China Sea atoll - media

MANILA (Reuters) - China sent several ships to a disputed atoll in the South China Sea, preventing Filipino fishermen from accessing traditional fishing grounds and raising tensions in the volatile region, Philippine officials said on Wednesday.

Shipping unscathed as China flights raise South China Sea tension

LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's growing military presence in the South China Sea has drawn warnings from the United States that Beijing is seeking to exert control over one of the world's most important sea lanes, but so far the shipping industry seems less concerned.

China reassures regional nations over South China Sea claims

BEIJING: Beijing sought to soothe tensions over its South China Sea claims, saying it will avoid the use of force in the region as the US ponders sending warships close to territory claimed by the Asian giant.

Beijing tries to soothe South China Sea jitters

BEIJING (AFP) - Beijing sought to soothe tensions over its South China Sea claims Saturday, saying it will avoid the use of force in the region as the US ponders sending war ships close to territory claimed by the Asian giant.

NATO's top soldier says Trump comments play into hands of Putin

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - NATO's top military officer, General Petr Pavel, denounced U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday for criticizing the alliance as obsolete and said such comments played to the hands of its opponents.

South China Sea ‘freest and safest’

BEIJING: The South China Sea is one of the world’s freest and safest shipping lanes, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, arguing that Beijing’s control over the disputed waters was justified because it was the first to “discover” them.

China says South China Sea among world's freest shipping lanes

BEIJING (Reuters) - The South China Sea is one of the world's freest and safest shipping lanes, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, arguing that Beijing's control over the disputed waters was justified because it was the first to "discover" them.

Mutual threats won’t do

Despite their many differences, China and the US are also very much alike – and it’s no help to all other countries.

Obama urges halt to artificial islands in South China Sea

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that countries should stop building artificial islands and militarising their claims in the disputed South China Sea.

Obama says summit to focus on Islamic State militancy

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said summit meetings among world leaders this weekend in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur will focus on the global fight against Islamic State militancy and on the disputed South China Sea.

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