Jun 4, 2014

Court to China: Support sea claims

A tribunal in The Hague has asked China to defend its territorial claims in the South China Sea by submitting evidence within six months, despite Beijing’s refusal to respond to a Philippines legal challenge to its vast claims in the region. China has refused ...

Vietnam stops anti-Chinese protests after riots

May 18, 2014

Vietnam stops anti-Chinese protests after riots

Vietnam flooded major cities with police to avert protests against China on Sunday in the wake of rare and deadly rioting in industrial parks that deepened a tense standoff with Beijing over sovereignty in the South China Sea. China has evacuated more than 3,000 ...

May 13, 2014

100 more Filipino suspects linked to sex blackmail

About 100 more Filipino suspects have been linked to online blackmail syndicates that extorted money from victims worldwide after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcams or engaging in lewd chats, a Philippine police official said Tuesday. Authorities arrested 58 suspects in ...

Tensions high as South China Sea disputes boil over

May 7, 2014

Tensions high as South China Sea disputes boil over

China has demanded the Philippines release a Chinese fishing boat and its crew seized in the disputed South China Sea on Wednesday, the latest flare-up in the oil and gas-rich waters that are claimed wholly or in part by six nations. Tensions are also ...

Global online 'sextortion' gang seized

May 2, 2014

Global online 'sextortion' gang seized

Philippine police, backed by Interpol, have arrested dozens of suspected members of an online extortion syndicate who duped hundreds of victims worldwide into exposing themselves in front of webcams, including a Scottish teenager who committed suicide after being blackmailed, officials said Friday. At least ...

Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

Apr 23, 2014

Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

Hong Kong and the Philippines announced Wednesday they had resolved an enduring and deeply emotional row over a deadly hostage crisis, allowing soured diplomatic relations to return to normal. The breakthrough came after a deal was struck on the most sensitive issues of compensation ...