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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while delivering a speech during the inauguration of a drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation center inside the military headquarters in Fort Magsaysay, in the Nueva Ecija province

Trump invites U.S. critic Duterte to the White House

President-elect Donald Trump and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte spoke on the phone in what an aide described as a "very engaging" talk. Though Duterte expressed optimism for better diplomatic ties with Trump, he remains a harsh critic of Washington.


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U.S. military veterans backing North Dakota pipeline protests

CANNON BALL, N.D. U.S. military veterans plan to build a barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multi-billion-dollar pipeline project near the Standing Rock Native American reservation.

Castro's death reminds aging Cuba of generation gap

SANTA CLARA/HAVANA Fidel Castro's death has highlighted a yawning generational gap between older Cubans who remember grim poverty before his 1959 revolution, and youngsters who appreciate free health care and education but fear the 21st century is leaving them behind.



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