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US Navy Chief Says He'll Keep Sailing in South China Sea

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎vor 14 Stunden‎
Richardson said that Beijing was trying to blame the U.S. for several recent incidents where Chinese fighter planes came dangerously close to American surveillance planes over international waters. “They're trying to posture many of ... Secretary of ...

Top US, Chinese admirals discuss South China Sea disputes after ruling - ‎19.07.2016‎
The U.S. Navy's top officer raised U.S. concerns over China's expansive South China Sea claims in a high-level visit with his counterpart in the Chinese navy. Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, said he met with Adm. Wu Shengli, the ...

India without aircraft carrier for 8 months

Times of India - ‎vor 5 Stunden‎
So, whenever the US launches a military strike, or flies the flag against a ... South China Sea+ , it turns to its 10 Nimitz-class nuclear-powered "super-carriers" deployed around the globe.

The intention behind China's unrestrained naval moves

The Japan Times - ‎26.07.2016‎
When a Chinese naval vessel recently invaded Japanese territorial waters near Kuchinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, Beijing insisted that the area constituted an “international strait” through which any ship can pass - thus resorting to a ...

Labor's Bob Carr warns against 'deputy sheriff' military action in South China Sea

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎13.07.2016‎
Former foreign minister Bob Carr backs diplomacy in the South China Sea dispute. Photo: Andrew Meares. The United States has previously dispatched warships to sail past territory occupied by China in so-called "freedom of navigation" exercises to ...

Strange Bedfellows in Spratly Islands Dispute - ‎20.07.2016‎
... also set sail on Wednesday for the island, which Taiwan defends heavily and which is also known in the Philippines as Itu Aba.

Nuke or Not? US Navy Ship to Visit New Zealand After Three Decades

Sputnik International - ‎25.07.2016‎
New Zealand President John Key and US Vice President Joe Biden announced on Thursday, that the US Navy would be returning to the island nation after a 30-year absence, following America's acceptance of New Zealand's invitation to participate in the ...

South China Sea: Building up trouble

Financial Times - ‎15.07.2016‎
In a 497-page, densely argued ruling this week, an international tribunal in The Hague blew away the legal ambiguity that has long surrounded China's claim to control the bulk of the South China Sea - one of the busiest trading routes in the world ...

US NAVY: We're staying in the South China Sea

Business Insider - ‎20.07.2016‎
China, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam all have rival claims, of which China's is the largest.

A tough role for FVR

The Standard - ‎24.07.2016‎
Employing gunboat diplomacy, Chinese navy patrol boats drove away Filipino fishermen from sailing into the Bajo de Masinloc waters near the Scarborough Shoal, known as Panatag to the locals. With a rubber boat ... Second, Beijing must be willing to ...

Filipino fishermen still barred from Scarborough Shoal

CNN Philippines - ‎16.07.2016‎
The fishermen left at the stroke of midnight and arrived near the shoal at 2:30 in the afternoon. After sailing 15 hours on choppy waters, the crew spotted a Chinese coast guard ship appearing on the horizon. Shortly after, they saw more. In all, four ...

Beijing's South China Sea militarization becoming fait accompli: defense paper

The Japan Times - ‎21.07.2016‎
The outline also says China's activities are intensifying near the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. China also claims those uninhabited islets, which it calls Diaoyu. It notes that a Chinese navy ship last month sailed in a ...

The Viking Sea launched on the Thames

Traveller - ‎23.07.2016‎
River and ocean cruise lines are making some interesting cross-overs - river cruise giant Viking, which has 56 ships plying the waterways of Europe, recently launched its second 930-passenger ocean cruise ship, Viking Sea, with a grand christening ...

South China Sea: Uncertain Times for Shipping and Trade

Global Trade Magazine (blog) - ‎21.07.2016‎
From Chinese skirmishes with Vietnamese forces in 1974, to the sinking of three Vietnamese ships in 1988, to U.S Navy ships sailing past the artificial islands built by China to house military bases, conflict has seemingly always been a part of this ...

Navy should underline court ruling

Columbus Dispatch - ‎14.07.2016‎
Either the ruling coaxes China to negotiate a peaceful resolution with other governments in the region - or expect the U.S. Navy to sail through the disputed neighborhood more frequently. We hope China heeds the court decision. Unfortunately, Chinese ...

Far from smooth sailing

Coeur d'Alene Press - ‎17.07.2016‎
Three years later, Captain James Cook - discoverer of Australia and the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) - missed spotting the mouth of the Columbia while sailing north in search of a Northwest Passage. ... Two ships were commissioned to obtain the soft ...

China media again touts plans to float nuclear reactors in disputed South China Sea

InterAksyon - ‎15.07.2016‎
A Chinese ship and helicopter are seen during a search and rescue exercise near Qilian Yu subgroup in the Paracel Islands, which is known in China as Xisha Islands, South China Sea, July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ...

Bellicose KMT calls for Itu Aba action

Taipei Times - ‎13.07.2016‎
KMT caucus secretary-general Lin Te-fu (林德福) urged President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to visit the island to defend the nation's sovereignty, rather than just boarding a warship and then sending it to patrol the area. Tsai yesterday ... KMT Legislator ...

Travel Law Uber and Lyft: Goodbye Austin, hello more lawsuits

eTurboNews - ‎13.07.2016‎
In Dollinger, Devouring 1,000 Mosquitoes and Hour, Bats are now Welcome Guests as Zika Fears Rise, (7/4/2016) it was noted that “As mosquito season heats up, bringing with it the threat of the West Nile and Zika viruses, one Lang Island ...

Truck Attack in Nice Reflects 'New Normal' for Europe

Jakarta Globe - ‎15.07.2016‎
"We're not in the United States, we're not in cowboy country," Jacob said, underlining that security forces on the scene would have had limited time to react and then had to try to hit a fast-moving target without killing innocent people.