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Asia Pacific Why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is threatening to leave the UN

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to withdraw his country from the United Nations in a press conference late Saturday night after criticizing the UN's handling of the Syrian conflict. 

Noel Celis/Reuters

DAVAO, Philippines — The Philippines' brash-talking president threatened Sunday to withdraw his country from the United Nations and lashed out at U.S. police killings of black men in his latest outburst against critics of his anti-drug campaign, which has left hundreds of suspects dead.

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