War, North Korea missile test loom over Asia-Pacific summit

Nov 17, 2022, 11:52 PM | Updated: Nov 18, 2022, 10:45 am
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific ...

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

(AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

BANGKOK (AP) — Threats to peace and stability burst onto the agenda at a summit of Pacific Rim leaders in Bangkok on Friday after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese territorial waters.

The missile test was a stark reminder of persisting risks of conflict in the region and beyond, on top of frictions between the big powers that threaten to unravel the global order.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and the leaders of Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia and New Zealand convened an emergency meeting on the missile launch.

“This conduct by North Korea most recently is a brazen violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. It destabilizes security in the region, and unnecessarily raises tensions,” Harris said in remarks as the meeting started.

“We strongly condemn these actions and we again call for North Korea to stop further unlawful, destabilizing acts,” she said.

North Korea is under United Nations sanctions for past weapons tests but has not faced new sanctions this year because U.S. attempts were opposed by China and Russia in the Security Council.

A Thai government spokesperson said leaders also expressed concern about the missile launch in closed-door meetings of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on Friday

The 21-member APEC’s long-term mission is promoting closer economic ties but its summits often are sidetracked by other more urgent issues.

APEC leaders appeared likely to issue a joint declaration condemning the war in Ukraine after their foreign ministers agreed on a statement that “deplores in the strongest terms” the invasion by Moscow.

The statement followed a similar approach as that adopted at a summit of the Group of 20 leading economies earlier this week, where leaders endorsed a statement saying that “most” — not all — had agreed and that there were differing opinions. Russia’s foreign minister attended the G-20.

The strategy is a shift from the past, when rules requiring a consensus prevented such gatherings from issuing declarations on such divisive issues. None of the earlier APEC preparatory meetings this year issued statements due to disagreements over whether to mention the conflict in Ukraine.

Both at APEC in Thailand and at the G-20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia, officials appear to have chosen to agree to disagree. In Bali, China and India, after months of refusing to condemn Russia’s war in Ukraine, did not block the release of a statement that harshly criticized Moscow.

“Most members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine and stressed it is causing immense human suffering and exacerbating existing fragilities in the global economy — constraining growth, increasing inflation, disrupting supply chains, heightening energy and food insecurity, and elevating financial stability risks,” said the statement issued Friday. “There were other views and different assessments of the situation and sanctions.”

It noted that APEC “is not the forum to resolve security issues,” but acknowledged “security issues can have significant consequences for the global economy.”

It’s a message that has been voiced by many during this week heavy in summitry.

“Geopolitical tensions are detracting from peace and stability and undermining the rules-based international order, which we all agree are essential,” Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told the opening session of the two-day APEC leaders meeting, which ends Saturday.

At the meeting, leaders appealed for an end to Russia’s war on Ukraine and considered strategies for nursing along economic recoveries from the coronavirus pandemic while contending with food and energy crises, the need to cut the carbon emissions that cause climate change and other urgent tasks.

At a business conference on the sidelines of APEC, French President Emmanuel Macron called for an end to confrontation, both in Ukraine and also in Asia, where he said friction between the biggest economies, the U.S. and China, was forcing countries to take sides.

“There is no stability or peace except one based on international order and respect,” said Macron, who was invited to the APEC summit as a guest by the host country, Thailand.

In her remarks to the business conference, Harris assured Asian leaders “the United States is here to stay” as she pitched Washington as a reliable economic partner committed to the region and its prosperity.

“And there is no better economic partner for this region than the United States of America,” Harris said.

APEC members account for nearly four of every 10 people and almost half of world trade. Much of APEC’s work is technical and incremental, carried out by senior officials and ministers, covering areas such as trade, forestry, health, food, security, small and medium-size enterprises and women’s empowerment.

Other APEC members include Brunei, Chile, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Apart from the French president, Thailand also invited Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the prime minister of Saudi Arabia; and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who was to represent ASEAN but is not attending after getting COVID-19.

The summit venue, at Bangkok’s main convention center, was cordoned off with some streets closed to traffic. Riot police stood guard behind barricades at a major intersection.

Police clashed in another area of Bangkok with protesters who took the opportunity of the APEC meeting to renew calls for democratic reforms in Thailand and accuse the government of promoting policies to APEC that favor big business over ordinary people.

Several hundred protesters gathered about 7 kilometers (4 miles) from the APEC meeting site, hoping to march to the venue and hand over a letter stating their concerns.

Police blocked them, sparking a violent confrontation with some protesters tossing debris and other items at police, who then charged the crowd, shooting rubber bullets. Several people were injured and a number of arrests were made in the standoff, which lasted several hours.

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Associated Press journalists Grant Peck, Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul, Tian McLeod Ji, David Rising, Chisato Tanaka, Jerry Harmer and Elaine Kurtenbach contributed to this report.

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              Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              A protester raises his arms behind vandalized police vehicles during a confrontation with police as they try to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove a fallen protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police gesture in respect towards a monk as they block protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear clash with protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              In cloud of pink smoke, police in riot gear remove a protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Brunei's Prince Mateen arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Police extinguish burning chili peppers and salt set aflame by protesters in a Thai tradition to ward off evil during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gestures to media during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures after the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, reacts as she attends the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Protesters throw fermented fish sauce to riot police during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A participant runs past signage at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              A protester raises his arms behind vandalized police vehicles during a confrontation with police as they try to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove a fallen protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police gesture in respect towards a monk as they block protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear clash with protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              In cloud of pink smoke, police in riot gear remove a protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Brunei's Prince Mateen arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Police extinguish burning chili peppers and salt set aflame by protesters in a Thai tradition to ward off evil during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gestures to media during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures after the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, reacts as she attends the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Protesters throw fermented fish sauce to riot police during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A participant runs past signage at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              A protester raises his arms behind vandalized police vehicles during a confrontation with police as they try to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              A protester raises his arms behind vandalized police vehicles during a confrontation with police as they try to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove a fallen protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove a fallen protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police gesture in respect towards a monk as they block protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police gesture in respect towards a monk as they block protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear clash with protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear clash with protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              In cloud of pink smoke, police in riot gear remove a protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Brunei's Prince Mateen arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Brunei's Prince Mateen arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Police extinguish burning chili peppers and salt set aflame by protesters in a Thai tradition to ward off evil during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Police extinguish burning chili peppers and salt set aflame by protesters in a Thai tradition to ward off evil during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gestures to media during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gestures to media during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures after the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, reacts as she attends the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Protesters throw fermented fish sauce to riot police during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Protesters throw fermented fish sauce to riot police during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A participant runs past signage at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A participant runs past signage at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              A protester raises his arms behind vandalized police vehicles during a confrontation with police as they try to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove a fallen protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police gesture in respect towards a monk as they block protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear clash with protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              In cloud of pink smoke, police in riot gear remove a protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Brunei's Prince Mateen arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Police extinguish burning chili peppers and salt set aflame by protesters in a Thai tradition to ward off evil during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, reacts as she attends the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Protesters throw fermented fish sauce to riot police during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              A protester raises his arms behind vandalized police vehicles during a confrontation with police as they try to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove a fallen protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police gesture in respect towards a monk as they block protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear clash with protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              In cloud of pink smoke, police in riot gear remove a protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Brunei's Prince Mateen arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Police extinguish burning chili peppers and salt set aflame by protesters in a Thai tradition to ward off evil during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gestures to media during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures after the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, reacts as she attends the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Protesters throw fermented fish sauce to riot police during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A participant runs past signage at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              A protester raises his arms behind vandalized police vehicles during a confrontation with police as they try to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove a fallen protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police gesture in respect towards a monk as they block protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear clash with protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              In cloud of pink smoke, police in riot gear remove a protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Brunei's Prince Mateen arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gestures to media during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures after the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, reacts as she attends the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Protesters throw fermented fish sauce to riot police during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A participant runs past signage at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              A protester raises his arms behind vandalized police vehicles during a confrontation with police as they try to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove a fallen protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police gesture in respect towards a monk as they block protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear clash with protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Brunei's Prince Mateen arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Police extinguish burning chili peppers and salt set aflame by protesters in a Thai tradition to ward off evil during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, reacts as she attends the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A participant runs past signage at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              A protester raises his arms behind vandalized police vehicles during a confrontation with police as they try to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove a fallen protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police gesture in respect towards a monk as they block protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear clash with protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              In cloud of pink smoke, police in riot gear remove a protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Brunei's Prince Mateen arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Police extinguish burning chili peppers and salt set aflame by protesters in a Thai tradition to ward off evil during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gestures to media during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures after the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, reacts as she attends the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Protesters throw fermented fish sauce to riot police during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A participant runs past signage at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              A protester raises his arms behind vandalized police vehicles during a confrontation with police as they try to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove a fallen protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police gesture in respect towards a monk as they block protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear clash with protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              In cloud of pink smoke, police in riot gear remove a protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Brunei's Prince Mateen arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Police extinguish burning chili peppers and salt set aflame by protesters in a Thai tradition to ward off evil during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gestures to media during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures after the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, reacts as she attends the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Protesters throw fermented fish sauce to riot police during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A participant runs past signage at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              A protester raises his arms behind vandalized police vehicles during a confrontation with police as they try to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove a fallen protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police gesture in respect towards a monk as they block protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear clash with protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              In cloud of pink smoke, police in riot gear remove a protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Brunei's Prince Mateen arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Police extinguish burning chili peppers and salt set aflame by protesters in a Thai tradition to ward off evil during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gestures to media during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures after the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, reacts as she attends the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Protesters throw fermented fish sauce to riot police during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A participant runs past signage at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              A protester raises his arms behind vandalized police vehicles during a confrontation with police as they try to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove a fallen protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police gesture in respect towards a monk as they block protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear clash with protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              In cloud of pink smoke, police in riot gear remove a protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Brunei's Prince Mateen arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Police extinguish burning chili peppers and salt set aflame by protesters in a Thai tradition to ward off evil during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gestures to media during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures after the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, reacts as she attends the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Protesters throw fermented fish sauce to riot police during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A participant runs past signage at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-oha meets the journalists at the media centre of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              A protester raises his arms behind vandalized police vehicles during a confrontation with police as they try to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove a fallen protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police gesture in respect towards a monk as they block protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police remove protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear clash with protesters trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              In cloud of pink smoke, police in riot gear remove a protester trying to march to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Brunei's Prince Mateen arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests as part of the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Police extinguish burning chili peppers and salt set aflame by protesters in a Thai tradition to ward off evil during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gestures to media during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to attend the APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures after the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses the APEC CEO Summit during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, reacts as she attends the 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) during the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Rungroj Yongrit/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Protesters throw fermented fish sauce to riot police during a protest against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok Thailand. (AP Photo/Sarot Meksophawannakul)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              A participant runs past signage at the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              A dog crouches as police in riot gear block protesters from marching to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear block protesters at Democracy Monument from marching to submit a letter to the leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Police in riot gear block protesters from marching to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              A demonstrator wears a mask that reads "Prime Minister Prayuth get out!" as protesters are blocked from marching to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              A demonstrator holds a banner as protesters attempt to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit venue, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              A protester is detained by police while trying to march to the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
            
              Indonesia's President Joko Widodo attends an APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., left, and New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrive to attend the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and France's President Emmanuel Macron attend a APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC Summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a APEC Leader's Informal Dialogue with Guests, during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC Summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive to attend the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Russia's First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov, center, arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Left to right; Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrive to attend the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center, waves as he arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, center, arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, center, arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)
            Peru's Vice President Dina Boluarte, right, arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP) Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, center, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, arrive to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting during the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Diego Azubel/Pool Photo via AP)

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request from a 19-year-old woman to allow her to watch her father’s death by injection, upholding a Missouri law that bars anyone under 21 from witnessing an execution. Kevin Johnson is set to be executed Tuesday for killing Kirkwood, Missouri, Police Officer William McEntee in […]
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US nuclear waste repository begins filling new disposal area

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Workers at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository have started using a newly mined disposal area at the underground facility in southern New Mexico. Officials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant made the announcement this week, saying the first containers of waste to be entombed in the new area came […]
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New state voter fraud units finding few cases from midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — State-level law enforcement units created after the 2020 presidential election to investigate voter fraud are looking into scattered complaints more than two weeks after the midterms but have provided no indication of systemic problems. That’s just what election experts had expected and led critics to suggest that the new units were more […]
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Liability finding in Conley rape allegation to be appealed

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney is vowing an appeal for a woman found liable by a civil jury for malicious prosecution in a rape allegation she made against a former Ohio State football standout more than five years ago. The woman’s attorney, Patrick Thomas, said his client “deserves justice and patiently waited for her day […]
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