Duterte offers to hold human rights world summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte holds a AK-47 assault rifle as Russian Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu looks

"The most productive, by the way, was our talk with President Xi Jinping and President Putin", Duterte said in his arrival speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau directly raised human-rights concerns with Rodrigo Duterte - including extrajudicial killings carried out by security forces in his country - in a confrontation Tuesday that the Philippine president later derided as a "personal and official insult".

Trump told reporters during his two days here that he has a "great relationship" with Duterte. After Obama said he would challenge Duterte about his war on drugs and crime, Duterte ordered Obama not to question him and called him a "son of a whore" in a press conference.

Duterte's latest comments come ahead of him hosting US President Donald Trump and other leaders for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.

That invitation generated some outrage from human rights groups.

A senior White House official said there will be a lot of discussion about renewal of the US-Philippines "alliance and reenergizing that alliance through a joint statement" after the meeting between Trump and Duterte.

Since Duterte's inauguration a year ago, police and affiliated death squads have summarily executed more than 8,000 suspected drug users. Trump was expected to attend a series of larger meetings and private audiences with other world leaders.

"There's a proposal to build a maintenance center for Russian ships in the Philippines", Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said. Over the previous year and a half, the violence has snowballed, with an enormous death toll.

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Duterte, 72, famous for his violent crackdown on illegal drugs in the Philippines and consistent abusive language, said he killed someone "over just a look" aged 16. Responding to the criticism, Mr Duterte recently moved to take his controversial drugs campaign out of direct control of the police.

Among Trump's newest friends in the region is Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whom Trump repeatedly praised and joked around with on Monday.

President Donald Trump is heading back to Washington following a lengthy tour of Asia that he declared "tremendously successful".

The Trump administration could announce closer ties to the Filipino military as the country battles an ISIS-affiliated insurgency in a southern province called Mindanao.

"They have extended their open support for us in fighting terrorism and drugs".

More than 900 militants, 165 troops and policemen and 47 civilians were killed in the last five months when militants aligned with the Islamic State group tried to capture the city, forcing about 200,000 residents to flee to safety.

"To try to paint it in any other way is, I think, astounding and, in fact, poses a peril to this country", Clapper said on "State of the Union".

With the danger still imminent, Duterte's government wants more weapons - announcing an interest in purchasing Russian arms Friday.

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