The leader of the Philippines has expressed regret after insulting Barack Obama by calling him the “son of a whore”.

President Rodrigo Duterte said he regretted that his comments came across as a personal attack on the US president.

The two men were due to meet for the first time on Tuesday afternoon at the ASEAN summit in Laos.

But a White House spokesman said the talks had been scrapped after Mr Duterte insulted Mr Obama.

Arriving in Laos on Monday, Mr Duterte appeared to backtrack, saying: “I do not want to quarrel with the most powerful country on the planet.”.. see more

source: skynews