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Obama and Philippines' Duterte, who swore about and promised to curse him, briefly meet

Obama and Philippines' Duterte, who swore about and promised to curse him, briefly meet

President Obama and controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte bumped into each other while attending a dinner of world leaders here on Wednesday, exchanging niceties after Obama canceled an earlier sit-down because of vulgar comments Duterte directed toward him in public. 

The encounter "consisted of pleasantries" between the two before the gala dinner of the  Assn. of South East Asian leaders meeting here this week, according to a White House official.

The description of a toned-down encounter diverted from their exchanges from afar earlier in the week. 

Ahead of what would have been their first meeting, Duterte...

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