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Russia Woos Philippines with Arms Deals and Kung Fu

The Russian Navy is visiting the Philippines for “regional threat assessment drills,” as Russian state outlet Sputnik News puts it. While they are in town, the Russians are wooing the Filipinos with arms deals and crazy Kung Fu performances.

A Russian Marine uses a hammer to break a brick on top of his comrade's stomach during a Capability Demonstration at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Russia is eyeing naval exercises with the Philippines and deployed two navy ships for a goodwill visit to Manila as …

Syrian Opposition Site: Putin Will Take Advantage of ‘Lame Duck’ Obama

A Syrian opposition website has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to create a situation that is more beneficial to his own interests even as he takes advantage of the time he has left before the “lame duck” in Washington is replaced and that “it is clear to Putin that the next administration will take a much tougher stance against the Kremlin.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN conference on climate change - COP21, on November 30, 2015 at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of the French capital Paris. AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV / AFP / SPUTNIK / …