• Duterte says Trump wished his drug crackdown ‘success’

    In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech at the Philippine Economic Forum in Tokyo. Duterte telephoned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump late Friday, Dec. 2 and had a brief but "very engaging, animated conversation" in which both leaders invited each other to visit his country.  In a video released by Duterte's close aide, Bong Go, the Philippine leader is seen smiling while talking to Trump late Friday and saying: "We will maintain ... and enhance the bilateral ties between our two countries."  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Donald Trump wished his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs would succeed during a telephone call, and he assured the U.S. president-elect the Philippines would maintain its ties with America — a departure from Duterte’s hostility toward the Obama administration.

  • Philippines President Duterte phones Trump

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte telephoned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump late Friday and had a brief but “very engaging, animated conversation” in which both leaders invited each other to visit his country.