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ASEAN Summit Opens With Subtle Swipe at the West

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte opened the last day of a four-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit with a warning that they all are facing a massive “illegal drug trade apparatus.” He quickly added Saturday that the drug trade is not “impregnable” and can be dismantled “with political will and cooperation.”

He urged the leaders from the 10 ASEAN countries gathered in Manila to be “resolute in realizing a drug-free ASEAN.”

Duterte also took an oblique swipe at...

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