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Rodrigo Duterte Says He May Be Too Busy for White House Visit

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines said on Monday that he might not accept President Trump’s invitation to visit the White House, because he was “tied up” with a busy schedule.<p>“I cannot make any definite promise,” Mr. Duterte said, adding, “I’m supposed to go to Russia; I’m also …

Asia Pacific

Russia shows off new Mig-35 jet

Russia has been showing off the latest generation of its MiG-35 fighter jet.<p>The twin engine jet will replace the MiG-29, which has been used by the Russian airforce since the 1980’s.<p>The 37 new planes will cost Russia over €1 billion, but they will be able to fly at up to 2,400 kilometres per …

Russia

The Philippines' president swore at a British journalist during another anti-US tirade

During a press conference this week, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte again inveighed against the US, capping his rant by directing one his most frequently used insults against the British journalist who questioned him.<p>"You did raise earlier the comparison with Latin America and narcostate," …

Asia

Theory Challenging Einstein's Physics May Soon Be Tested

The Challengers<p>Obviously, challenging a theory that has held its own for decades—a theory that is essentially the cornerstone of physics as we know …

Norway supreme court won't offer Snowden safe passage

The Norwegian supreme court rejected Edward Snowden's bid to travel to Norway with a guarantee that he wouldn't be extradited to the U.S.<p>The former …

Steven Seagal Receives Official Russian Citizenship from Vladimir Putin

The Russian president gave him his dual citizenship passport on Friday.<p><b>Steven Seagal</b>’s relationship with Russia is a long and fascinating one. He went from playing stereotypical Russian thugs in direct-to-video movies to actually building a long-lasting friendship with <b>Vladimir Putin</b>, a plot that …