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After Rodrigo Duterte mentions a ‘separation’ from the U.S., the Americans seek clarity as Philippine officials explain that ties will not be severed

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fter President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines announced a "separation" of his country from the United States, his spokesman said the statement was "not an intent to renege on our treaties, but an assertion that we are an independent and sovereign nation."
8 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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