‘US GUNS DEAL ON AF­TER DUTERTE U-TURN’

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MANILA: The Philip­pines po­lice will push ahead with the pur­chase of 26,000 as­sault ri­fles from a US sup­plier, po­lice chief Dela Rosa said yes­ter­day, fol­low­ing an about­face by Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte, who pre­vi­ously said the deal would be scrapped. Duterte had a week ago ex­pressed anger at “fools” and “mon­keys” in Wash­ing­ton seek­ing to block the deal and said he would can­cel it him­self. But Rosa said he re­voked that de­ci­sion af­ter Don­ald Trump’s win in the US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. – Reuters

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