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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 14, 2017

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Tuesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the rest of the leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states do the traditional ASEAN handshake as they pose for a photo prior to the 31st ASEAN Summit plenary at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte vows 'fair trial' for Russians charged with drug smuggling

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:20 AM

During their meeting, President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev witness the signing of several bilateral documents, including an extradition treaty, and a business deal

BILATERAL TALKS. President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meet at the Coconut Palace on November 13, 2017. Photo credit: ASEAN Media Pool

PH, Russia sign 8 agreements, including extradition treaty

Nov 14, 2017 - 9:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also witness the signing of a business deal between the Philippines' Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc and Russia's Vi Holding LLC

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Russian Federation Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Trump, Medvedev make ASEAN handshake photo op go awry

Nov 13, 2017 - 1:40 PM

(UPDATED) Donald Trump & Dmitry Medvedev make the traditional leaders' photo op a bit awkward during the ASEAN Summit in Manila

OOPS. (L-R) Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, US President Donald Trump, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong join hands for the family photo during the 31st Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on November 13, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

Medvedev's visit to expand Russian ties with PH

Nov 12, 2017 - 2:26 PM

'They will sign agreements relating to education, transport, and energy,' says Malacañang spokesperson Harry Roque

RUSSIA'S NO. 2. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is attending the ASEAN Summit in the Philippines. File photo

Duterte off to Moscow to mark 'new chapter' in PH-Russia ties

May 22, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Russia must cease to be at the margins of Philippine diplomacy President Rodrigo Duterte says as he leaves for a 4 day official visit to Russia

RUSSIA TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his pre-departure statement before an official visit to Russia on May 22, 2017. Screenshot from PTV

PH, Russia to sign defense deal during Duterte visit

May 19, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Another expected outcome of President Rodrigo Duterte s official visit to Russia is the establishment of a Philippine defense office in Moscow and a Russian defense office in Manila

President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin discuss matters prior to their bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Summit in Lima, Peru on November 19. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./ Presidential Photo

Kremlin critic Navalny released from jail

Apr 10, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Alexei Navalny an anti corruption campaigner is freed after 15 days in jail for disobeying police orders

NAVALNY RELEASED. This image from Twitter shows Alexei Navalny at the offices of his anti-corruption foundation.

Putin to meet Iran's Rouhani in Moscow

Mar 28, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Rouhani s first official visit to Russia comes as the two Syrian regime supporters push for ways to end the 6 year conflict having done much to marginalize US influence in peace talks

TALKING ABOUT SYRIA. The two are set to meet on March 28. Rouhani file photo by Atta Kenare/AFP. Putin file photo by Sergei Ilnitsky/AFP. Syria background photo by George Ourfalian/AFP.

Kremlin critic Navalny gets 15 days in jail after protest

Mar 27, 2017 - 5:58 PM

UPDATED A Moscow district court orders Navalny to serve 15 days in jail after having found him guilty of disobeying police orders

OPPOSITION LEADER. In this file photo, Russian anti-Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny (R) listens to his brother and co-defendant Oleg as they attend the verdict announcement of their fraud trial at a court in Moscow on December 30, 2014. Photo by Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP

Opposition leader among hundreds arrested at Moscow protest

Mar 26, 2017 - 9:40 PM

UPDATED Police detain prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny as thousands of Russians take to the streets to denounce corruption

Opposition supporters take part in an unauthorised anti-corruption rally in central Moscow on March 26, 2017. Thousands of Russians protested on March 26 across the country to protest corruption, in rallies called by opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Navalny called the demonstrations after publishing a detailed report this month accusing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of controlling a property empire through a shadowy network of non-profit organisations. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander UTKIN

Duterte to Russia: I'm about to 'cross Rubicon' with US

Sep 26, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The change in policy with the US will be accompanied by more alliances with China and Russia says President Duterte

DUTERTE'S FOREIGN POLICY. President Rodrigo Duterte sits beside Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo at the gala dinner during the second day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

Duterte sits down with 6 leaders in 1st int'l trip

Sep 10, 2016 - 7:13 AM

Vietnam promises a long term supply of rice to the Philippines while Japan vows to uphold the rule of law in the disputed South China Sea

LAO PM. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Vientiane, Laos, on September 6, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

170,000 ink petition demanding Russia PM's resignation

Aug 05, 2016 - 8:56 PM

The petition posted on Change org comes after the premier advises a low paid lecturer to go into business if he wants to make money

MEDVEDEV. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (C) attends the opening session of the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator on July 15, 2016. File photo by Damir Sagolj/AFP

Russia decries 'new Cold War' as East-West strains cloud talks

Feb 13, 2016 - 7:53 PM

Meanwhile Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko says at the Munich Security Conference: This is not a civil war in Crimea this is your soldiers who occupied my country

'NEW COLD WAR'? Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks at the 52nd Security Conference in Munich, Germany, 13 February 2016. Andreas Gebert/EPA

More major attacks in Europe 'a certainty' – French PM

Feb 13, 2016 - 5:36 PM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says Europe must be conscious that hyper terrorism is here to stay

HYPER-TERRORISM. After a year marked by two attacks, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says hyper-terrorism is now at the heart of societies. Photo by Etienne Laurent/EPA

Russia targets Turkish economy over downed plane as Putin, Erdogan trade barbs

Nov 26, 2015 - 10:22 PM

The move could have a major impact on the economy of Turkey which has exported agricultural produce and food to Russia

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the Russian State Duma, Lower Parliament Chamber. Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

PH, Russia eye better trade, joint fight vs drug trafficking

Nov 18, 2015 - 5:47 PM

Russia says it also wants open avenues for military and defense cooperation with the Philippines

Photo from APEC 2015

WATCH: Russia PM Medvedev at the APEC CEO Summit 2015

Nov 18, 2015 - 4:06 PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev talks about developing cooperation in the Asia Pacific region

Russia has currency resources to overcome crisis: Medvedev

Dec 17, 2014 - 9:18 PM

The prime minister acknowledges that the ruble had plunged below the comfort level for the economy and the public alike but warns against panic

Putin cannot avoid me – Australia PM Abbott

Nov 06, 2014 - 10:10 AM

He won t be able to avoid the conversation so one way or another we re going to have the bilateral – whether it s in the corridor or in a more formal setting

In this file photo, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrives at the Cabinet Office, central London, Britain, 12 August 2014. Will Oliver/EPA

China, Russia seek 'international justice', agree currency swap line

Oct 14, 2014 - 7:27 AM

Visiting Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev oversee the signing of 38 agreements including a deal to open a yuan ruble swap line worth 150 billion yuan 24 5 billion in an apparent bid to reduce dependence on the US dollar

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (R) and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang (L) attend a joint news conference following their talks at the Russian Government House in Moscow, Russia, 13 October 2014. Ekaterina Shtukina/RIA Novosti/Government Press Service/EPA

Russia does not want 'closed economy': PM

Sep 19, 2014 - 9:08 PM

Russian PM warns Western efforts to isolate or ignore such a powerful nation were impossible

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the Russian State Duma, Lower Parliament Chamber. Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Russia threatens to block overflights between Europe, Asia

Aug 07, 2014 - 5:37 PM

Medvedev said the Russian government was considering a series of measures in response to Western sanctions that shut down the country s first low cost airline

A Russian Aeroflot plane to Havana taking off is seen through a window at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, 09 July 2013. Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Russia announces 'full embargo' on most food from US, EU

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:48 PM

UPDATED Medvedev: Russia is introducing a full embargo on import of beef pork fruit and vegetable produce poultry fish cheese milk and dairy products from the European Union United States Australia Canada and Norway

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the Russian State Duma, Lower Parliament Chamber, in Moscow, Russia, 22 April 2014.Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Dozens die in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads

May 03, 2014 - 9:28 AM

UPDATED The unrest in Ukraine started with peaceful demonstrations in Kiev in November against then president Viktor Yanukovych but has rapidly degenerated into a full blown global crisis

'Civil war' warning for Ukraine as troops, tanks push east

Apr 16, 2014 - 12:47 AM

Kiev sends 20 tanks and armored personnel carriers in its most forceful response yet to areas of armed raids by pro Kremlin militants in nearly 10 cities across Ukraine s rust belt

Medvedev visits Crimea in first trip by Russian leader

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:57 AM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev promised to shower economic benefits on the area to make it flourish

IN CRIMEA. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks at meeting in the Crimean capital Simferopol, on March 31, 2014. Photo by Alexander Astafyev/AFP

EU, Russia bid to calm tensions over Ukraine

Feb 26, 2014 - 10:13 AM

World powers sought to ease tensions over Ukraine as the country s interim authorities grappled with the threat of economic collapse and separatism

HONORING THE FALLEN. A Ukrainian man holds a national flag during a meeting in memory of those who were killed during the recent violent protests, in Kiev, Ukraine, 24 February 2014. Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Russia says it won't intervene in Ukraine

Feb 25, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Russia s Lavrov: We confirmed our principled position of non intervention in Ukraine s internal affairs and expect that everyone follows similar logic

HONORING THE FALLEN. A Ukrainian man holds a national flag during a meeting in memory of those who were killed during the recent violent protests, in Kiev, Ukraine, 24 February 2014. Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Russian PM replaces space agency chief after setbacks

Oct 10, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Russia replaces the head of its state space agency Roscosmos

NEW FRONTIERS. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (R) welcomes newly appointed chief of Roscosmos, Oleg Ostapenko. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI / POOL / DMITRY ASTAKHOV

Medvedev says 'does not rule out' Kremlin comeback

Nov 26, 2012 - 1:34 PM

If I have sufficient strength and health if our people trust me in the future with such a position then of course I do not rule such a turn of events Medvedev said

KREMLIN COMEBACK? Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaks during an interview with Agence France Presse and French daily Le Figaro in the Gorki residence outside Moscow, on November 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA