Laos Obama ASEAN Summit

Obama threatens to cancel meeting with Philippines' Duterte

U.S. President Barack Obama walks down the steps from Air Force One upon his arrival at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane, Laos, Monday, Sep 5, 2016. Obama will be meeting the leaders of the Association of Southern Asian Nations (ASEAN) at a summit aimed at strengthening the U.S.- ASEAN strategic partnership. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — President Barack Obama threatened Monday to call off a planned meeting with new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, seeking distance from a U.S. ally’s leader during a diplomatic tour that’s put Obama in close quarters with a cast of contentious world figures.

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