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Philippines' Duterte in war of words over Canada garbage row

Terra Daily Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Philippines' Duterte in war of words over Canada garbage rowPorac, Philippines (AFP) April 23, 2019

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday demanded Canada take back tonnes of trash it had illegally shipped to Manila or risk "war", in the latest incident to strain bilateral ties. The Philippines has urged Canada to take back scores of garbage containers shipped to the country in 2013 and 2014, alleging they contain toxic waste. But Ottawa has said it had no authority to compel
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News video: Philippines wants Canada to take back its trash!

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The Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte is threatening to go to war with Canada if the country doesn’t take back its trash. This type of conflict is a growing trend, as global waste just keeps increasing.

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