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US weighs new warship passage through Taiwan Strait

The United States is considering a new operation to send warships through the Taiwan Strait, US officials tell Reuters, a mission aimed at ensuring free passage through the strategic waterway but w...

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US is said to be planning exit from landmark nuclear pact with Russia

The Trump administration is preparing to tell Russian leaders next week that it is planning to exit the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, in part to enable the United States to cou...

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China, Southeast Asia to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

China and Southeast Asian states will hold their first joint maritime exercises next week, officials said on Friday, in a move aimed at easing tensions but which may spark US alarm. Beijing's expan...

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China, SE Asia to hold maritime drill to ease tensions

Beijing's expansive claims to the South China Sea have long been a source of friction with rival claimants in Southeast Asia, as well as the US which has traditionally been the dominant naval power...

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Growing nervousness over Chinese behaviour brought India closer to US, says Ashton Carter

India’s growing nervousness over China’s behaviour in the region played a pivotal role in bringing it closer to the US, according to former US defence secretary Ashton Carter. Carter, who in his va...

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2 US B-52 Bombers Fly "Routine" Mission Near Disputed South China Sea

Two US B-52 bombers flew near contested islands in the South China Sea and "participated in a routine training mission", according to a statement from Pacific Air Forces. The two B-52H Stratofortre...

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The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from the Singapore and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan of around.