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Subject: [Hangout-NYLXS] strange but true
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He didn't know that calling someone the son of a whore, whether it is
true or not, could be viewed as a personal attack.
> US President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who had earlier called him a "son of a whore".
> Mr Duterte was responding to the US president's promise to raise the issue of drug-related extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at their meeting.
> US aides later confirmed Mr Obama would meet South Korea's president instead.
> Mr Duterte has now issued a statement saying he regrets that the comment came across as a personal attack.
> "While the immediate cause was my strong comments to certain press questions that elicited concern and distress, we also regret that it came across as a personal attack on the US President," the statement said.
> Both presidents are among leaders gathering for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Laos.
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