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Duterte snubs White House invite. What was Trump thinking?

Duterte snubs White House invite. What was Trump thinking?Now it's the Philippines turn. In another spontaneous foreign policy initiative, Trump used a Saturday phone call to invite the country's controversial president, Rodrigo Duterte, for an official White House visit.



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Venezuela snubs regional powers as more die in unrest

Venezuela snubs regional powers as more die in unrestVenezuela says it is quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government’s handling of a deadly political crisis. The announcement late Wednesday raised international tension over Venezuela, where unrest has left 28 people dead this month. Echoed by the United States and European Union, the OAS has led an international chorus of concern over the economic and political chaos in the major oil-exporting country.



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Thai Red Bull heir snubs hit-and-run case… again

Thai Red Bull heir snubs hit-and-run case... againThe heir to the Red Bull billions on Thursday again snubbed Thai prosecutors over a five-year-old hit-and-run incident that killed a policeman, the latest delay to a case that has become a byword for impunity enjoyed by the country’s rich. Worayuth Yoovidhya, whose nickname is “Boss”, was 27 when he allegedly smashed his Ferrari into a police officer in 2012 and sped away, dragging the body along a downtown Bangkok road for about 100 metres (yards). A trail of debris from the accident led officers to the mansion of his super-rich clan, who own half of the Red Bull energy drink empire.



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