Obama scraps meeting with Philippine leader over ‘son of a whore’ jibe

Obama scraps meeting with Philippine leader over ‘son of a whore’ jibe

US President Barack Obama has cancelled a planned meeting with Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte, the White House said Monday, after his Asian ally launched a foul-mouthed tirade against him. Duterte called Obama a “son of a whore” hours earlier, vowing he would not allow the American leader to lecture him on human rights. “President Obama […]

Philippine government, communist rebels sign ceasefire deal

Philippine government, communist rebels sign ceasefire deal

The Philippine government and Maoist-led rebels signed an indefinite ceasefire agreement on Friday as part of efforts to end a conflict that has lasted almost five decades and killed at least 40,000 people. The agreement extends a truce in place since last weekend for the Oslo meeting, which began on Monday and is the first […]