Jun 23, 2015

Washington welcomes Tokyo-Seoul thaw on anniversary of ties

The U.S. government welcomed signs of improvement in strained relations between Japan and South Korea as they marked the 50 anniversary of their normalization of diplomatic ties. Washington has urged its two close security allies in East Asia, embroiled in disputes over history-related and ...

Japan, U.S. join Philippines in South China Sea navy drills

Jun 22, 2015

Japan, U.S. join Philippines in South China Sea navy drills

The U.S. and Japan are conducting separate military drills with the Philippines near disputed islands in the South China Sea, signaling support for the country as China builds out reclaimed reefs in the waters. The annual CARAT Philippines joint exercise started Monday off Palawan ...

Jun 20, 2015

China shows idyllic side to life on disputed reef

A Chinese website has published photographs from one of the reefs under China’s control in the disputed South China Sea showing female sailors posing on ocean break walls, vegetable gardens being watered and even pigs in a pen. The slide show of 17 photographs ...