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Tribunal Ruling Favoring Philippines Likely to Deepen China Sea Dispute

With Tuesday's tribunal ruling largely seen as favoring the Philippines, a U.S. ally, experts say both China and the U.S. likely would intensify diplomatic and military maneuvers to win support for their respective positions.   The United States said the ruling by the Hague-based international tribunal on the case brought by Manila over Beijing’s excessive claims in the South China Sea is “final and legally binding,” urging all claimants to avoid provocative statements or...

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