Philip­pine pres­i­dent calls off peace talks with com­mu­nists:

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

Philip­pine Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte said Satur­day that he would scrap peace talks with com­mu­nist rebels and asked sev­eral rebel lead­ers who were freed for the ne­go­ti­a­tions to re­turn to prison or face ar­rest — the lat­est blow to ef­forts to peace­fully set­tle one of Asia’s long­est-run­ning re­bel­lions. Duterte made his re­marks a day af­ter he lifted the gov­ern­ment’s six-month-old cease-fire with the rebels and or­dered troops to pre­pare for new fight­ing, af­ter the guer­ril­las aban­doned their own truce and killed six sol­diers in fresh vi­o­lence.

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