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Hague Court Agrees to Hear South China Sea Dispute

An international court in The Hague has ruled against China and in favor of the Philippines by agreeing to hear a case brought by Manila in a long-standing territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled Thursday the case actually concerns a disagreement over the interpretation of the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) - a question over which the tribunal does have jurisdiction. China had claimed that the dispute was strictly about the...

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