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China says it could declare air zone over South China Sea

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BEIJING (AP) – China warned other countries Wednesday against threatening its security in the South China Sea after an international tribunal handed the Philippines a victory by saying Beijing had no legal basis for its expansive claims there. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said Beijing could declare an air …

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What’s next in the South China Sea disputes

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BEIJING (AP) – An international tribunal made a landmark ruling Tuesday rejecting China’s vast territorial claims in the South China Sea, handing the Philippines a victory and dealing a blow to Beijing. But it remains unclear what, if any, impact the ruling will have, given that the tribunal doesn’t have …

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Cameron out, May in on dramatic day in British politics

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LONDON (AP) – David Cameron is making a final appearance in the House of Commons as prime minister Wednesday before handing over to his successor, Theresa May. The prime ministerial Jaguar left 10 Downing St. in mid-morning, taking Cameron to Parliament. Cameron is stepping down less than three weeks after …

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Larry the cat stays: 5 things to know about UK handover

Britain Politics

Here are five things to know about Wednesday’s formal handover of prime ministerial power in Britain from David Cameron to Theresa May. LUCKY 13? Queen Elizabeth II sees them come, and sees them go. As Britain’s monarch ascended to the throne in 1952, Winston Churchill was already the prime minister. …

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Cameron an ambitious leader defined by EU referendum defeat

Britain Politics

LONDON (AP) – When David Cameron was elected leader of Britain’s Conservative Party, the press called him the “heir to Blair.” Like Labour premier Tony Blair, he was a young leader who dragged his sometimes reluctant party toward the political center. Cameron steps down Wednesday after six years as prime …

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