Japan, Philippines hold historic naval drills

May 12, 2015

Japan, Philippines hold historic naval drills

Two Japanese destroyers and one of the Philippines’ newest warships began historic naval exercises in the flash point South China Sea on Tuesday, showcasing a deepening alliance aimed at countering a rising China. The daylong war games, the first bilateral naval exercises between the ...

May 10, 2015

Huge typhoon sends thousands fleeing in Philippines

More than 2,000 people were fleeing their homes as Typhoon Noul approached the northern Philippines on Sunday, triggering warnings of possible flash floods, landslides and tsunami-like storm surges. The storm’s movement has slowed slightly but it has also strengthened to pack gusts of 220 ...

May 9, 2015

China reserves right to create air zone over South China Sea

China says it reserves the right to establish an air defense identification zone over the South China Sea, a move that would raise tensions in a region racked by territorial disputes. “China is entitled to set up ADIZs,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said ...