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Duterte Government Says it Won't Bow to America to Get Aid

The Philippines' top diplomat criticized the United States on Friday for deferring a decision on a major aid package over human rights concerns and said the Philippines can survive without it. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said the uncertainty over the aid package emerged after President Rodrigo Duterte declared he would chart a foreign policy independent of the United States. A U.S. government aid agency, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, said this week that its board...

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