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Philippines Court Okays U.S Deal, Amid S. China Sea Tension

2016-01-13 08:42:26       source:Today

January 13, 2016


"The Philippines Supreme Court yesterday declared a security deal with the United States constitutional, as anti-American protesters rallied outside, allowing an increased US military presence in the former US colony as tension rises over the South China Sea.


Manila has long been a staunch US ally and the pact is widely seen as important for both sides as the Philippines confronts an assertive China in the disputed Spratly archipelago and Washington launches a 'pivot' back to Asia."


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