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Duterte defends need to 'power nap' after summit no-shows

Duterte defends need to 'power nap' after summit no-showsPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday made light of his penchant for daytime dozes after his office said “power naps” had caused the gruff leader to miss a number of key meetings at a Singapore summit. Duterte is attending the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting alongside a string of world leaders including Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Japan’s Shinzo Abe, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and US Vice-President Mike Pence.



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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Calls Hitler 'Insane' During Visit to Israel's Holocaust Memorial

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Calls Hitler 'Insane' During Visit to Israel's Holocaust MemorialDuterte has previously favorably compared himself to the Führer



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Philippines' Duterte orders arrest of critical lawmaker

Philippines' Duterte orders arrest of critical lawmakerPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a lawmaker fiercely critical of his deadly drug war, the second presidential critic from the Senate to be threatened with detention. Senator Antonio Trillanes, who is holed up in the Senate to avoid arrest, has also in the past accused Duterte of corruption and his son of involvement in drug dealing, drawing a pledge of revenge from the president. Trillanes’ arrest order stems from an amnesty granted in 2010 over his involvement in a coup attempt against then-president Gloria Arroyo and another effort to overthrow her.



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Philippines President Duterte Cracks Ugly 'Joke' About Rape And 'Pretty Women'

Philippines President Duterte Cracks Ugly 'Joke' About Rape And 'Pretty Women'Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has made yet another flippant remark



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Philippines' Duterte to visit Israel next month

Philippines' Duterte to visit Israel next monthPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte is to make an official visit to Israel next month, his government said Monday, nearly two years after he sparked outrage by likening his deadly drug war to the Holocaust. The September 2-5 trip will be the first by a Filipino leader since diplomatic ties were established between the two countries in 1967, a foreign department statement said. Duterte and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss how to develop ties on issues including security and counter-terrorism, according to the statement.



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Philippines President Duterte Orders Luxury Vehicles Worth $5.5 Million Crushed

Philippines President Duterte Orders Luxury Vehicles Worth $  5.5 Million CrushedPhilippines President Rodrigo Duterte oversaw the destruction of 68 smuggled



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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Blames 'Stupid' God for Adam and Eve's Original Sin

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Blames 'Stupid' God for Adam and Eve's Original SinThe Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former U.S. President Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God “stupid” in Asia’s largest Catholic country.



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Philippines' ousted Supreme Court chief lambastes Duterte

Philippines' ousted Supreme Court chief lambastes DuterteThe ousted Philippine Supreme Court chief justice launched a blistering attack on President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, calling him a “self-styled savior who is willing to kill”, after she lost an appeal against her removal from office. Maria Lourdes Sereno, the first woman chief justice of the Philippines who Duterte denounced as an “enemy” for her opposition to some of his proposals, was ousted by fellow-judges allied with the president last month. “Our sights have been set low by the very leaders who should lead us to pursue lofty visions for our nation and our people,” Sereno said in a speech to her supporters after the court ruling.



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Philippines' Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' words

Philippines' Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' wordsPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to Kuwait on Sunday for his “harsh” words at the height of a months-long diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers. The spat began in February when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer’s freezer in the Gulf state, prompting Duterte to lash out at the “inhuman” treatment of migrant workers and ban workers from travelling to Kuwait. Authorities in Manila say around 262,000 Filipinos worked in Kuwait before February, with many employed as household maids.



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Mouth gets Duterte in trouble again, this time for kiss

Mouth gets Duterte in trouble again, this time for kissMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's mouth has landed him in hot water again, this time for kissing a married woman on the lips in front of thousands of his cheering supporters.



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