APEC begins summit with focus on food and energy inflation, North Korea

An annual meeting of Pacific Rim leaders started Friday in Bangkok with the focus on taming surging food and energy prices driven by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as realizing inclusive and sustainable growth of the region.

The launch by North Korea of an intercontinental ballistic missile-class projectile, which likely fell within Japan’s exclusive economic zone earlier Friday, is expected to draw attention at the two-day summit of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

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