Posted: 2017-11-14 04:52:47

MANILA—President Donald Trump and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte found common ground during their first extended meeting, but skirted difficult issues such as alleged human-rights abuses in Mr. Duterte’s war on drugs and Chinese claims to the South China Sea.

The meeting on Monday was seen as a way for the U.S. and the Philippines to repair a historically close relationship that was shaken last year because of Mr. Duterte’s anti-American rhetoric.

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