According to data from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau, pirate attacks in Southeast Asia hit a 12-year high in the first six months of 2015.
Australia to spend A$65 bln on ships and subs over 20 years; PM pledges A$40 bln for domestic shipbuilders.
Australia will spend A$89 billion ($65 billion) on
Calls grow for China to halt land reclamation.
Southeast Asian countries on Tuesday backed a U.S. call to halt land reclamation in the South China Sea, underlining