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Trump arrives in the Philippines, Duterte sings him a love song

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Mr Putin said claims against Paul Manafort were fabricated by Mr Trump's opponents

"This is the bilateral meeting".

"President Trump has arrived in the Philippines to attend the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits".

Trump is slated to attend a pair of worldwide summits and meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

After anxiety over Mr. Trump's earlier threat to meet North Korea's aggression with "fire and fury", the president's stop in South Korea was "short but effective", said BJ Kim, a former South Korean diplomat who teaches at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the ASEAN Summit in Manila. Duterte has seemed less committed to the strategic partnership with the U.S.

After his performance, Duterte said he sang the song for Trump.

Duterte cursed Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, past year for raising concerns about the war on drugs and he subsequently declared that he was breaking with the United States, a close ally of the Philippines since World War Two.

President Donald Trump is holding friendly talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India as he nears the end of his lengthy Asia trip.

Trump, for his part, claimed that he "had a great relationship" with the Philippine president, who stands accused of having ordered hundreds of extra-judicial killings in the name of fighting a war on drugs. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called Trump's Asia visit "embarrassing", asserting that the president is not ready for "primetime". Modi says relations between the US and India are "growing very rapidly" and "getting deeper and more comprehensive".

Questions about whether Trump believes the assessment about Russian election-meddling have trailed him since January, when he said for the first time, shortly before taking office, that he accepted that Russia was behind the election-year hacking of Democrats that roiled the White House race.

Earlier in the day, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at the summit, sensitive human rights issues skirted by nearly all the others. That cross-body handshake, during which each leader shakes the opposite hands of those next to him or her, briefly baffled Trump, who then laughed as he figured out where to place his arms. In it, Trump's face recalls the expression he pulled while infamously seated at the wheel of a semi truck at the White House back in March - a photo that also lit up the internet as proof, to some, of Trump's immaturity.

Trump said he would wait until his return to Washington on Wednesday to elaborate with a "major statement" on those two topics but hinted at progress while in Manila.

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