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    Duterte to keep US ties but questions the need for military alliance
    Oct12

    Duterte to keep US ties but questions the need for military alliance

    AFTER previously declaring that he would eventually break up with the United States, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday, October 11 that he does not intend to cut the military alliance with the country’s long-standing ally. “I do not mean to cancel or abrogate the military alliances [with the U.S.],” Duterte said after the...

    Putin cancels visit to Paris in heated Syria row
    Oct12

    Putin cancels visit to Paris in heated Syria row

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday cancelled a visit to France in a furious row over Moscow’s role in the Syrian conflict. Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with reporters during a visit for a summit of former Soviet republics at Kyrgyzstan’s international Manas airport outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, September 17, 2016....

    Duterte warns vs ‘arrogant’ Putin, Xi
    Oct11

    Duterte warns vs ‘arrogant’ Putin, Xi

    President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he will not end military alliances with other countries but he warned against the “arrogance” of some of the world’s leaders. In his speech during an oath-taking ceremony in Malacañang, Duterte not only went after the United States, but also the leaders of China and Russia. “Alam mo, itong arrogance...

    Putin cancels visit to Paris in Syria row
    Oct11

    Putin cancels visit to Paris in Syria row

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday cancelled a visit to France in a furious row over Moscow’s role in the Syrian conflict. The announcement from the Kremlin came a day after French President Francois Hollande said Syrian forces had committed a “war crime” in the battered city of Aleppo with the support of Russian air strikes. Putin...

    Philippines’ Duterte says to visit China
    Oct11

    Philippines’ Duterte says to visit China

    MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he would soon visit China and hoped also to travel to Russia, as he again criticised longtime ally the United States for “arrogance”. The mission to China will be Duterte’s first outside of Southeast Asia since assuming the presidency on June 30, in a symbolic move highlighting the...

    Putin cancels visit to Paris after Hollande’s put forward precondition
    Oct11

    Putin cancels visit to Paris after Hollande’s put forward precondition

    Russian President Vladmimir Putin has has cancelled a visit to Paris, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said. “Certain events were planned connected with the opening of a Russian cultural-spiritual centre and the holding of an exhibit. Unfortunately, these events dropped out of the programme, and for this reason the president to cancel...

    ‘Real progress’ needed for Ukraine summit to take place: French source
    Oct11

    ‘Real progress’ needed for Ukraine summit to take place: French source

    PARIS – A proposed summit on Oct. 19 between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany to discuss the conflict in Ukraine can only take place if there is “real progress” on the key stumbling blocks in the coming days, a French diplomatic source said on Tuesday. … …read more Source:...

    Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia
    Oct11

    Escalation in Syria means EU less likely to soften stance on Russia

    BRUSSELS/ PARIS – Outraged by Russia’s intensified air strikes on rebels in Syria, the European Union is now less likely to ease sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine, diplomats say, and some in the bloc are raising the prospect of more punitive steps against the… …read more Source:...

    Factbox – EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
    Oct11

    Factbox – EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s indignation over Russian air strikes against rebels in Syria has shifted its debate on sanctions against Moscow over a different conflict – in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    “Real progress” needed for Ukraine summit to take place – French source
    Oct11

    “Real progress” needed for Ukraine summit to take place – French source

    A proposed summit on Oct. 19 between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany to discuss the conflict in Ukraine can only take place if there is “real progress” on the key stumbling blocks in the coming days, a French diplomatic source said on Tuesday. …read more Source: Channel...

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