October 2016: Philippine President Duterte Separates from U.S., Aligns with China

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.

1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger

Philippine President Duterte Separates from U.S., Aligns with China
Image of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
On Oct. 20, 2016, the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, announces his "separation" from the United States—politically, economically, and militarily. Duterte makes the announcement in a speech in Beijing to over 200 Chinese and Philippine businesspeople, as well as the Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli. The president plans to sign $13.5 billion in deals while he is in China.
Photo source: Wu Hong/Pool Photo via AP, File
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