Philippines scrambles to soothe tensions after insult to Obama

September 6, 2016 8:03 AM

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(Note: paragraphs 1, 4 and 19 contain language that may offend some readers)

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - The Philippines scrambled to defuse a row with the United States on Tuesday and its new president, Rodrigo Duterte, voiced regret for calling President Barack Obama a "son of a bitch", comments that prompted Washington to call off a bilateral meeting.

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