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WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama has put $5 billion in taxpayer money behind his goal of having 1 million electric cars on U.S. roads by 2015. The Republican presidential ticket says it's money wasted on "losers." Whether the technology itself is a loser or consumers are merely slow to adapt to new things, car buyers so far haven't embraced electric vehicles in numbers close to Obama's goal.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to mend fences after his expletive-laden tirade against Barack Obama prompted the U.S. president to cancel a one-on-one meeting in Laos. In a statement issued by his office on Tuesday, Duterte said he regretted that his comments warning the U.S. against interfering in a war on drugs “came across as a personal attack." The nations agreed to move the meeting to a later date, he added.
President Barack Obama recognized the U.S. role in Argentina’s “Dirty War,” addressing a stain on the South American country’s history that carries heavy U.S. fingerprints without offering an explicit apology. “We are absolutely determined to do our part as Argentina continues to heal and move forward as a nation,” Obama said at a press conference in Buenos Aires with Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri.