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Philippines takes China to UN over sea row

Philippines takes China to UN over sea row

by Staff Writers
Manila (AFP) Jan 22, 2013

 

The Philippines has taken China to a UN tribunal to challenge its claim to most of the South China Sea, including territory belonging to the archipelago, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Tuesday.

Australia unveils plans to profit from Asia's rise

Australia unveils plans to profit from Asia's rise

 

Deutsche Welle, 28 October 2012

Australia’s government has announced a plan aimed at deepening its already strong ties with countries in Asia. The long-term aim is to profit from the rise of Asia’s booming economies.

Philippines in peace deal with Muslim rebels

Philippines in peace deal with Muslim rebels

Al Jazeera, 7 October 2012

The Philippine government and Muslim rebels have agreed to a preliminary peace deal for the country's troubled south, President Benigno Aquino has announced, signalling an end to a 40-year conflict that has killed more than 100,000 people and crippled the region's economy.

Russia hosts 24th APEC Summit in Vladivostok

Russia hosts 24th APEC Summit in Vladivostok

by Olivia Kroth

09.09.2012

 

Russia's easternmost city, Vladivostok, on the beautiful Golden Horn Bay, is coming into focus these days with the opening of the 24th APEC summit which will take place from the 2nd to 9th September 2012 in the Russian Far East. Vladivostok has seen many delegations come and go during its long history since it was settled during the Qing Dynasty.

Vladivostok, a very old city, has seen many delegations come and go in the course of its long history. It was settled by the Chinese during the Qing Dynasty. The Russians took over in the 19th century and built an elaborate system of fortifications around the place in the 1870s. In 1880, it was granted town status, and in 1883, it received its coat of arms showing a Siberian tiger.

APEC: Russia’s window to the Pacific

APEC: Russia’s window to the Pacific

Kirill Muradov, HSE

September 2nd, 2012

Russia’s leadership in APEC is about to reach its zenith next week when APEC Economic Leaders meet in Vladivostok for their next annual summit.

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