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Trump embraces Duterte as Asia trip winds down

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Manila, Nov 13 (AP) - His lengthy Asia trip down to its final days, President Donald Trump once more pushed for equitable trade deals and opted to publicly prioritize strategic interests over human rights, declining to shine a spotlight on the violent drug war overseen by his Philippine host.
Trump repeatedly praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, pointedly calling him by his first name, sharing a joke about the media and even complimenting Manila's weather. What he did not was what...
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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi now benefits from Southeast Asia’s silence

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Yangon, Nov 13 (AP) - When Aung San Suu Kyi led the fight for democracy against Myanmar's despotic mili-tary rulers two decades ago, she bristled at the collective reluctance of Southeast Asian governments to inter-vene in her nation's plight.
In a newspaper editorial published in 1999, the...
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His Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies

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President Donald Trump is winding down his lengthy Asia trip with an international summit and a series of meetings with Pacific Rim allies, including his host in the Philippines who is overseeing a bloody drug war.
Trump jointly met Monday with Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull, with whom...
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Lebanon PM says he will return to seek settlement

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In his first TV interview since he announced his surprise resignation last weekend, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Sunday he will return to his country from Saudi Arabia "within days" to seek a settlement with the militant group Hezbollah, his rivals in his coalition government.
Hariri...
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Geldof to turn in Dublin honor to protest plight of Rohingya

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London, Nov 13 (AP) - Irish rock singer Bob Geldof says he is returning his Freedom of the City of Dublin honor because it is also held by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing her of complicity for what he and others, including the United Nations, call "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims...
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