- Obama: Climate pact an 'act of defiance' after Paris attacks Updated: Nov-30-15 3:09 pm
LE BOURGET, France - Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an "act of defiance" against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond.
- USS Milwaukee makes Detroit stop en route to South China Sea Updated: Nov-25-15 7:13 pm
DETROIT - The USS Milwaukee littoral combat ship has stopped in Detroit en route to duty in the South China Sea.
- Japan defense minister supports US in South China Sea Updated: Nov-24-15 9:46 pm
CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii - Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani on Tuesday expressed his support for the U.S. Navy's sailing of a warship close to one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea.
- The Latest: Myanmar leader thanked for move toward democracy Updated: Nov-22-15 7:27 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Ten Southeast Asian heads of state and nine world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are meeting in Malaysia to discuss trade and economic issues. Terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea are also on the agenda. (All times local.)
- China tells others don't 'stir up trouble' in S. China Sea Updated: Nov-22-15 5:40 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - China on Sunday told other countries not to "deliberately stir up trouble" in the disputed South China Sea, while insisting it has no intention of militarizing the strategically vital area even though it has increased construction activities there.
- Wisconsin-built combat ship commissioned in Milwaukee Updated: Nov-21-15 8:22 pm
MILWAUKEE - The USS Milwaukee littoral combat ship, a warship built in Wisconsin, was commissioned Saturday and is now ready to report for duty in the South China Sea.
- The Latest: Manila slum near APEC shows poverty challenge Updated: Nov-19-15 4:49 am
MANILA, Philippines - Leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories are in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. The meeting's official agenda is focused on trade, business and economic issues but terrorism, South China Sea disputes and climate change are also in focus. (All times are local.)
- Vietnam wants good relations with China, defends sovereignty Updated: Nov-18-15 3:52 am
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam's prime minister said Wednesday that the communist country will do its best to develop good relations with China, but at the same time will defend its sovereignty in the disputed South China Sea.
- Obama calls on China to halt land reclamation Updated: Nov-17-15 11:49 pm
MANILA, Philippines - President Barack Obama called on China to halt land reclamation and construction in the disputed South China Sea in his latest show of support for Southeast Asian nations unnerved by China's assertiveness in the region.
- China says it respects navigation freedom in South China Sea Updated: Nov-13-15 8:57 am
BEIJING - China said Friday it respects freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea despite reports its ground controllers issued warnings to U.S. strategic bombers flying over the area this week.
- China to Philippines: No sea feud talk at APEC summit Updated: Nov-10-15 2:51 pm
MANILA, Philippines - China's top diplomat asked the Philippines Tuesday not to raise contentious issues - an obvious reference to the Asian neighbors' territorial spats - in an annual economic summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Manila next week, a Filipino official said.
- China leader vows to respect free navigation in disputed sea Updated: Nov-07-15 12:44 am
SINGAPORE - China's President Xi Jinping on Saturday promised to safeguard freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, where tensions have flared over overlapping claims and the U.S. Navy's moves to challenge Beijing's massive island building.
- Chinese president calls for mutual trust with Vietnam Updated: Nov-06-15 3:35 am
HANOI, Vietnam - Chinese President Xi Jinping called for more mutual trust and cooperation with Vietnam in a speech to young people Friday on a visit intended to mend ties between the communist neighbors that have been strained by maritime disputes.
- Chinese official: Parties must agree how to resolve disputes Updated: Nov-05-15 7:19 pm
- Pentagon chief takes jab at China with aircraft carrier stop Updated: Nov-05-15 7:21 am
ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT - With a key Asian ally at his side, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made a subtle jab at China on Thursday by flying aboard an American aircraft carrier plying the contested waters of the South China Sea.
- No joint declaration at Asia defense meet amid sea tensions Updated: Nov-03-15 10:19 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Divisions within Asia over China's claims in the disputed South China Sea spilled over Wednesday to a meeting of U.S. and Asian defense ministers, where China insisted the group make no public mention of the waterway in a joint declaration intended as a public display of unity.