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China-Philippines Tensions on Agenda at ASEAN Summit

Friction on the South China Sea will be on the agenda at the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) annual spring retreat Sunday and Monday in Kuala Lumpur. Diplomatic tensions between the Philippines and China are ratcheting up with a war of words, a water cannon incident and the next step in an arbitration case related to claims in the South China Sea.   If Philippine President Benigno Aquino has his way, the issue will dominate the talks.  The Philippine...

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