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Arroyo brushes off coup rumours

Philippines President Gloria Arroyo has brushed off rumours of an imminent coup against her, saying the majority of the armed forces remained loyal. The country is on maximum alert for a coup plot against Mrs Arroyo ahead of a key anniversary. The president told a briefing for foreign correspondents that nothing would force her to resign. She has been under fire for months, accused of attempting to influence a 2004 poll and poor economic management. Mrs Arroyo appealed to military officers to refrain from engineering a coup. Full Story

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