Crikey Worm

Nov 15, 2017

Crikey Worm: Asia summit wraps up in controversy

Good morning, early birds. The US President has prematurely abandoned the East Asia Summit, and questions abound over who exactly will replace dual citizen Jacqui Lambie in the Senate. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist


US President Donald Trump has skipped out on the East Asia Summit, opting to return home after a scheduling delay. Trump had been expected to participate but after a 12-day absence from the US he is now on the way home.

Human rights groups are disappointed that Trump and other world leaders have not pushed the summit's host, President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, on the mass killings of alleged drug users by police in the country. As the summit wrapped up, Duterte hit out at Canadian leader Justin Trudeau for raising the issue.

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