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Obama US president cancels meeting with Philippines' Duterte after insult

Obama, who is in Laos for meetings with South Asian leaders, instead will meet with Park Geun-hye

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Obama cancels meeting with Philippines' Duterte after insult

(Channel News Asia)

President Barack Obama canceled what would have been his first meeting with Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, after Duterte described Obama in vulgar terms, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday.

Obama, who is in Laos for meetings with South Asian leaders, instead will meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, said Ned Price, spokesman for the White House National Security Council.

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