World Briefs DUTERTE WON’T VISIT “LOUSY” UNITED STATES

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Philip­pine Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte, pre­vi­ously praised and in­vited by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump to come to the White House, said he won’t visit the United States dur­ing or af­ter his term be­cause the coun­try is “lousy.”

Duterte’s re­marks about one of the Philip­pines’ old­est al­lies was in re­sponse to Rep. James Mc­gov­ern, D-mass., who re­cently said he would protest if the Filipino leader uti­lized Trump’s in­vi­ta­tion.

“There will never be a time that I will go to Amer­ica dur­ing my term, or even there­after. So what makes that guy think I’ll go to Amer­ica? I’ve seen Amer­ica and it’s lousy,” Duterte told re­porters.

Hun­gar­ian leader de­nounces Soros, Mus­lims.

Euro­pean Union leaders and Hun­gar­ian-amer­i­can bil­lion­aire Ge­orge Soros are seek­ing a “new, mixed, Mus­lim­ized Europe,” Hun­gary’s anti-mi­gra­tion prime min­is­ter said Satur­day.

Prime Min­is­ter Vik­tor Or­ban said dur­ing a visit to Ro­ma­nia that Hun­gary’s bor­der fences, sup­ported by other Cen­tral Euro­pean coun­tries, will block the Eu-soros ef­fort to in­crease Mus­lim mi­gra­tion into Europe.

While Hun­gary op­posed tak­ing in mi­grants “who could change the coun­try’s cul­tural iden­tity,” Or­ban said un­der his lead­er­ship, Hun­gary would re­main a place where “Western Euro­pean Chris­tians will al­ways be able to find se­cu­rity.” Chi­nese ship mon­i­tors ex­er­cises. CAN­BERRA,

A high-tech Chi­nese spy ship in in­ter­na­tional wa­ters off Aus­tralia’s north­ern coast has been mon­i­tor­ing joint mil­i­tary ex­er­cises be­tween Aus­tralia and the U.S., the Aus­tralian de­fense force said.

The ves­sel’s pres­ence has not de­tracted from the ob­jec­tives of the al­lies’ reg­u­lar Ex­er­cise Tal­is­man Saber ex­er­cise, it said.

Afghan po­lice killed by er­rant U.S. strike. KABUL» An er­rant U.S. airstrike con­firmed by the Pen­tagon killed 12 Afghan Na­tional Po­lice of­fi­cers and wounded two oth­ers, as an­other 11 po­lice were killed and six wounded in clashes with the Tal­iban, Afghan of­fi­cials said Satur­day.

The death toll in Fri­day’s airstrike was de­ter­mined af­ter a site in­spec­tion of the com­pound in the Gereshk dis­trict, said Hel­mand pro­vin­cial po­lice chief Ab­dul Gha­far Safi.

The United States in a state­ment con­firmed that the airstrike on the Se­cu­rity Forces com­pound oc­curred dur­ing a U.s.-sup­ported op­er­a­tion against Tal­iban in­sur­gents.

Cou­ple found in glacier buried af­ter 7 decades. A Swiss cou­ple whose bod­ies were found on an Alpine glacier af­ter they went miss­ing for nearly 75 years have been buried in Switzer­land.

Swiss broad­caster SRF said the fu­neral of Marcelin Du­moulin and his wife, Francine, took place Satur­day in a church in Saviese in south­west­ern Switzer­land.

They were 40 and 37 when they dis­ap­peared on Aug. 15, 1942. The cou­ple’s daugh­ter, Marce­line Udry­du­moulin, now 79, says her par­ents set off on foot to feed their an­i­mals but never re­turned.

Ro­bot spots melted nu­clear fuel. TOKYO» Images captured by an un­der­wa­ter ro­bot on Satur­day showed mas­sive de­posits be­lieved to be melted nu­clear fuel cov­er­ing the floor of a dam­aged re­ac­tor at Ja­pan’s crip­pled Fukushima nu­clear plant.

The ro­bot found large amounts of so­lid­i­fied lava­like rocks and lumps in lay­ers as thick as 3 feet on the bot­tom in­side of a main struc­ture called the pedestal that sits un­der­neath the core in­side the pri­mary con­tain­ment ves­sel of Fukushima’s Unit 3 re­ac­tor, said the plant’s op­er­a­tor.

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