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Manila drops request to refer to court ruling in statement.
Southeast Asian nations overcame days of deadlock on Monday when the Philippines dropped a request
China has set up a 15 million yuan ($2.25 million) environmental protection fund for the South China Sea having already spent double that in the past four years,
Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the International