Protesters clash with police as they try to march to APEC Summit site

Protesters from the so-called “Stop APEC 2022” movement clashed with riot-control police this morning (Friday) as they left Bangkok’s Lan Khon Mueang Town Square to march to the Queen Sirikit…

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Air passengers advised to allow more time for their travel to airports

Passengers intending to take domestic or international flights out of Bangkok are being advised to allow 3 hours before boarding time for travel to Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang airports. The…

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APEC youth representatives present Youth Declaration to Thai PM

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha received the Youth Declaration at Government House today (Monday), from young representatives of Asia-Pacific economies, under the APEC Voices of the Future program. He told the…

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PM urges Thais to help ensure smooth summit for APEC delegates

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared Thailand’s readiness today (Sunday) to host the APEC Summit on November 18th and 19th, as he urged the Thai people to join the government in…

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Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at a ceremony commemorating the 45th anniversary of Vietnam’s accession to the United Nations in Hanoi’s international convention centre on October 21, 2022. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)

Opinion: Significance of Vietnamese President Phúc’s visit

Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuân Phúc will become the first APEC leader to arrive in Bangkok and will be paying an official on November 16th, ahead of the Asia Pacific Economic…

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Thai police assess potential threats to APEC Summit

The Thai police and military intelligence services have collected more than 220,000 items of information in their efforts to assess potential threats to the APEC Summit in Bangkok on November…

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Bangkok road closures for APEC leaders’ motorcade protection drills

Numerous roads in Bangkok will be closed late afternoon today (Thursday) and tomorrow as the Metropolitan Police and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conduct a second drill for APEC leaders’…

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Free car parking at Suvarnabhumi airport from November 15th to 21st

During the APEC summit, Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport will allow motorists to park their cars in the Zone C parking lot free of charge, from November 15th to 21st. Special holidays…

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60,000 suspects related to guns and drugs rounded up in Thailand ahead of APEC summit

Thai police have taken into custody more than 60,000 suspects, on charges related to firearms and illegal narcotics, during a nation-wide crime suppression campaign, which began on October 10th, ahead…

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Asoke intersection to Khlong Toei in Bangkok to close to traffic Nov 14th-19th

The road between the Asoke and Ratchadapisek-Khlong Toei intersections will be closed to traffic from November 14th through 19th, as part of the security and traffic management for the pre-APEC…

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Biden to join ASEAN summit, Harris to attend APEC

US President Joe Biden will use his visit to Cambodia next month for a summit with ASEAN to reaffirm the US commitment to Southeast Asia, according to the White House….

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French President Macron confirms APEC attendance

President Emmanuel Macron of France has officially confirmed that he will attend the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum scheduled for November 18-19, according to spokesman of the Foreign…

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Myanmar junta leader again not invited to ASEAN summit

For the second consecutive year, Myanmar’s junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has been excluded from the upcoming ASEAN summit to be hosted by Cambodia next month. The Khmer…

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US President Biden to skip APEC summit

US President Joe Biden will not attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting in Bangkok due to “a family engagement”, Thai PBS learned last night. The White House…

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As new chair, Thai PM vows to drive APEC towards sustainable and balanced growth

On Friday, Thailand formally took over the rotating chairmanship from New Zealand of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) for 2022, with its theme “Open. Connect. Balance.” To symbolise the handover, New…

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Prime Minister Mahathir has the support of his would-be successor Anwar Ibrahim to stay on until after November. – Photo from Malaysiakini

Mahathir given mandate to stay on until after November

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad has been given the mandate by the ruling coalition to stay on as the country’s leader until after the APEC summit in…

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Anti-government protesters chant against President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Pinera cancelled two major international summits after nearly two weeks of nationwide protests over economic inequality that have left at least 20 dead and damaged businesses and infrastructure around the country.(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Chile cancels climate, trade summits amid protest chaos

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said Wednesday that he is canceling two major international summits so he can respond to protracted nationwide protests over economic inequality that…

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