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Philippines leader calls Obama ‘son of a b****,’ rejects lecturing from US on human rights
In an acid comment, Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte called Barack Obama a “son of a b****,” warning the US president against lecturing him over the Philippines’ human rights record in its brutal war on drugs at a global summit in Laos, where the two are set to meet. Read Full Article at
21711 points by Russia Today | United States Barack Obama Southeast Asia Philippines President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 ASEAN Illegal drug trade
‘I never called Obama son of a whore… and Ban ki-Moon is a fool!’ – Philippines President
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has now denied allegations that he called US President Barack “a son of a whore.” However, after the row over the insult subsided somewhat, Duterte switched to the UN’s Secretary-General, calling him a “fool.” Read Full Article at
397 points by Russia Today | Human rights Philippines Ban Ki-moon United Nations ASEAN Filipino language Law Emilio Aguinaldo
Beijing talks ‘revitalized’ trade & financial ties with Philippines as Duterte spews vitriol on US
China and the Philippines, traditionally the US’ closest ally in Southeast Asia, have reportedly discussed “revitalizing” bilateral ties in such key areas as tourism and customs, amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent harsh rhetoric for US officials. Read Full Article at
2334 points by Russia Today | Southeast Asia ASEAN Philippines South China Sea United States Barack Obama East Asia Manila
Obama puts South China Sea back on agenda at summit
President Barack Obama put the long-simmering dispute in the South China Sea front and center on the agenda at a regional summit Thursday as it became clear that most of the other leaders gathered in the Laotian capital were going to let China off with ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Southeast Asia Philippines East Asia Summit Barack Obama United States ASEAN Laos Vietnam
Obama says work must continue to resolve disputes in South China Sea
China has claimed virtually all of the South China Sea.       
56 points by USA Today | Southeast Asia Philippines United States South China Sea President of the United States Laos Vietnam ASEAN
South China Sea row tops ASEAN summit agenda
Tepid criticism in draft statement of meetings in Vientiane seen as reflection of China's economic and military clout.
549 points by Al Jazeera English | Southeast Asia Philippines ASEAN South China Sea Laos United States Barack Obama Vietnam
Asia leaders tiptoe around South China Sea tensions
VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Asian leaders played down tensions over the South China Sea in a carefully worded summit statement on Thursday, but even before it was issued Beijing voiced frustration with countries outside the region "interfering" in tussles over the strategic waterway.
256 points by Reuters | United States Southeast Asia Philippines Barack Obama South China Sea ASEAN Democratic Party President of the United States
South China Sea row overshadows Asean summit
Summit gets under way in Laos as Philippines releases photos purportedly showing Chinese boats near disputed areas.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | Philippines Southeast Asia South China Sea Island Barack Obama Spratly Islands President of the United States ASEAN
Ahead of summit, Philippines shows images of Chinese boats at disputed shoal
VIENTIANE (Reuters) - The Philippines' defense ministry released pictures on Wednesday showing what it said were Chinese boats near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, just hours before Southeast Asian nations were due to meet China's premier at a summit in Laos.
2695 points by Reuters | Southeast Asia United States Philippines South China Sea ASEAN Barack Obama President of the United States Spratly Islands
Days After Slur, Obama and Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines Meet Briefly
The short exchange at a summit meeting in Laos came after Mr. Obama canceled a previous meeting because Mr. Duterte used a slur against him.
1821 points by The New York Time | Southeast Asia Philippines Hassanal Bolkiah Brunei ASEAN Al-Muhtadee Billah United States Asia
Marc Warren takes 1st-round lead in Kuala Lumpur
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Marc Warren overcame a missed cut last week to shoot a 9-under 63 and take a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the Maybank Championship on Thursday.The Scotsman, a three-time winner on the European Tour, nearly lost his playing card last year but a fifth-place finish at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship set up a strong finish to 2016.Thai teenager Phachara Khongwatmai was in second place after a 65, one stroke ahead of a group of six which included Masters champion Danny Willett, Peter Uihlein and local favorite Arie Irawan.
1 points by Boston Herald | Kuala Lumpur Singapore Golf PGA Tour ASEAN PGA European Tour Pádraig Harrington Andrew Jaspan
Philippines shows photos of what it says are Chinese ships in disputed sea
The Philippine government Wednesday released what it says are surveillance pictures of Chinese coast guard ships and barges at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, in an apparent diplomatic gambit to publicize its concerns at a regional summit being attended by China's premier and Southeast...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | South China Sea Southeast Asia Philippines Spratly Islands People's Republic of China Vietnam Scarborough Shoal ASEAN
Obama guidance, press schedule Sept. 7, 2016. In Laos for ASEAN
Below, from the White House… THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 6, 2016   DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016   In the morning, the President will tour the Cooperative Orthotic Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE) Visitor Centre, where he will meet with unexploded ordnance clearance teams […]
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Luang Prabang Southeast Asia Vientiane Laos Wat Xieng Thong ASEAN President Unexploded ordnance