MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say China demanded that President Benigno Aquino III withdraw a legal complaint over disputed territories for Beijing to welcome him at an annual Chinese trade fair this week, prompting him to cancel his visit.
Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said Monday that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and two other Chinese diplomats relayed conditions for Aquino to attend the China-ASEAN Expo. Hernandez declined to detail the conditions in a news conference but said these were "absolutely inimical to our national interest."
Two Philippine officials told The Associated Press that China wanted the Philippines to withdraw a U.N. arbitration case over disputed islands. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.
Chinese officials did not comment immediately.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.