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BBC: Papua New Guinea: Hosting a regional summit in the least likely of locations

Port Moresby,Papua New Guinea.Papua New Guinea (PNG) might be the least likely place to spot world leaders shaking hands. But that's exactly what's happening over the next few days,BBCreports.Notoriously dangerous Port Moresby is hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit this week

FOCUS INFOMATION - 2018-11-14 07:19:00

APEC Leaders Are Descending on the Pacific's New Geopolitical Battleground, Papua New Guinea

The Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) boasts some of the highest crime, worst health metrics and foulest corruption on the planet. But its low-rise capital, Port Morseby, is also welcoming luxury cars and cruise liners this week as some world’s most powerful men and women arrive for th

YAHOO! - 2018-11-14 00:00:00

Coming to Papua New Guinea: World Leaders (and 40 Maseratis)

ImageA new road in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, linking Parliament to venues for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting being held this week. The country is by far the poorest of APEC’s 21 member economies.CreditCreditBen C. Solomon/The New York Times


Foreign troops pour into Papua New Guinea for APEC summit

About 4,000 military personnel, half of them foreign, will work with hundreds of police to patrol Port Moresby for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum starting on Saturday.


Hilton Hotel opening in Port Moresby a 'key story' for Papua New Guinea says MD - Business Advantage PNG

Together with the distinctive adjacent Kutubu Convention Centre, it is the first part of the Star Mountain Plaza project, a joint venture between the government and three major provincial landowner companies: Petroleum Resources Kutubu Limited (PRK), Mineral Resource Star Mountain (MRSM) and Mineral

BUSINESSADVANTAGEPNG.COM - 2018-11-13 04:42:30

APEC is being held by the member country that can least afford it

The Papua New Guinean capital, a tiny cluster of high rise and residential buildings housing some 300,000 people on the Pacific nation's southern coast, has been preparing all year for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which begins on November 17. But for months, experts have been

CNN - 2018-11-14 00:18:59

SMEC chosen to provide tender design for Baime Hydropower project in Papua New Guinea

SMEC has had a key role in the project since 2014, having completed the pre-feasibility study in 2014, andfeasibility study and environmental social impact assessmentin 2017.

HYDROWORLD.COM - 2018-11-13 00:00:00

Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Angoram in Papua New Guinea

A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Angoram in Papua New Guinea on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 144.203 East, latitude -3.6522 South, depth = 26.01 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will

EARTHQUAKENEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-11-13 00:00:00

Security, housing set for APEC summit in Papua New Guinea

A person walks past a mural for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Monday. Photo by Fazry Ismail/EPA-EFE

UPI - 2018-11-12 16:59:42

USS Green Bay arrives in Papua New Guinea to provide security for APEC summit

The Sasebo, Japan-based amphibious transport dock ship is providing “security and support” for the summit after Adm. Phil Davidson, who leads Indo-Pacific Command, announced over the summer the United States’ agreement to handle protection for the event.

STARS AND STRIPES - 2018-11-13 00:00:00

Papua New Guinea Is Rich in Resources but Poor in Health

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — Polio was vanquished by the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea 18 years ago. Now, as world leaders gather there for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meeting this week, polio has returned — on top of raging drug-resistant epidemics of tuberculosis, malaria

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-11-13 00:00:00

Expensive APEC summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders meeting in the country that can least afford it.

WLOX - 2018-11-14 05:53:00

Sir Gibbs Salika appointed as Chief Justice | Loop PNG

In making the announcement of Justice Salika’s appointment, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill thanked outgoing Chief Justice, Sir Salamo lnjia for his decade of service to the nation in the position.

LOOPPNG.COM - 2018-11-13 18:39:00

The poorest nation in the Pacific will host its richest economic get-together, and it could descend into a dash for cash

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Summit or APEC, if you're feeling a little lost amid the proliferation of global get-togethers is the one where all the leaders line up afterward in colorful shirts, looking — as some commentators have quipped — out of place.

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-11-14 00:00:00

Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Kokopo in Papua New Guinea

A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 135 km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (84 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:56:10 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 151.2659° East, latitude -5.0527° South, depth = 72.24 km. The earthquake was roughly at


Opinion | Pence: It’s up to China to avoid a cold war

ABOARD AIR FORCE TWO, ABOVE THE SOUTH CHINA SEA — When President Trump meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in Argentina later this month, the escalating tension between the world’s two global powers will face a crucial test. If China wants to avoid an all-out cold war with the United States and its p

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-11-13 11:46:00

Kohli, Sharma kings of 100s – Proteas just above Papua New Guinea

The year’s not yet done, but already Indian batters have struck 15 ODI centuries, with England hot on their heels on 13, while the Proteas have only cobbled together two, writesSIMON LEWIS.


Pence says Myanmar's handling of Rohingya 'without excuse'

In a meeting on the sidelines of a regional summit in Singapore, Pence told Suu Kyi that he was anxious to hear about progress in resolving the crisis, which stems from a violent military crackdown in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

CENLANOW.COM - 2018-11-14 08:38:52

Aid to assess climate change impact | Loop PNG

A new public-private partnership between the Government of Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority, Oil Search Limited and U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Catherine Ebert-Gray, was formalised recently.

LOOPPNG.COM - 2018-11-14 16:18:00

Chinese President Xi Jinping to begin Asia-Pacific trip on Thursday

During his stay in Papua New Guinea, Xi will attend the 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting on November 17 and 18 in the capital Port Moresby, according to Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kangon Monday.

GBTIMES.COM - 2018-11-14 09:44:00