Philippines Leaves the USA – level 2
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited China, where he announced the country’s separation from the USA. He teamed up the Philippines with China and Russia. He said that there are three of them against the world, and that it is the only way.
The Philippines and the USA were always allies, but things started to get bad when Duterte became president. Duterte’s war on drugs is too extreme for the USA, but it is OK with China.
Difficult words: announce (officially say something), separation (when something separates, it breaks into pieces), ally (a formal friend).
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