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Philippines Extends U.S. Military Deal by Another Six Months

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The Philippines will keep in place a key military deal with the U.S. that President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to terminate.

Duterte is extending for another six months the suspension of the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement “while he studies and both sides further address his concerns regarding particular aspects of the agreement,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin said in a video.