Two B-52H planes also flew over disputed waters on March 4. Photo: EPA-EFE

American B-52 bombers fly over disputed South China Sea for second time in 10 days

  • Planes ‘conduct routine training’, US Pacific Air Force says, reiterating that it does so regularly ‘in support of allies and a free, open Indo-Pacific’
  • It follows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s criticism of ‘China’s illegal island-building in international waterways’
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Two B-52H planes also flew over disputed waters on March 4. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP

US promises to defend the Philippines from ‘armed attack’ in South China Sea, as Manila mulls review of defence treaty

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the pledge after meeting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
  • His statement angered Beijing, which views US activity in the disputed waters as a violation of its sovereignty
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Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: AP
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