An armed sailor stands guard on a Russian aircraft carrier during a visit to Manila in 2017. Photo: AFP

Russia offers arms technology to the Philippines with ‘no conditions’ as US ties falter

  • Moscow proposes manufacturing light arms and small weapons in the Southeast Asian nation after meeting between presidents Duterte and Putin this month
  • But Philippine defence chief says ‘they are ready but we may not be’
Topic |   The Philippines

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An armed sailor stands guard on a Russian aircraft carrier during a visit to Manila in 2017. Photo: AFP
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The Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Photo: EPA-EFE

Russia seeks to counter China’s influence in Africa by hosting major summit of continent’s leaders

  • In recent years China has emerged as a top foreign power on the continent, forcing Russia to play catch-up
  • All 54 African states are represented at the first Russia-Africa Summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi
Topic |   Russia

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The Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia. Photo: EPA-EFE
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