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Editor, CEO denied bail in Apple Daily case in Hong Kong

Jun. 19, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court ordered the top editor of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and the head of its parent company held without bail Saturday in the first hearing since their arrest two days ago under the city's national security law. Ryan Law, the...

Hong Kong newspaper increases print fivefold after arrests

Jun. 18, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily increased its print run more than fivefold to 500,000 copies as residents lined up Friday to buy the paper in a show of support for beleaguered press freedoms, a day after police arrested five top editors and executives. ...

China pledges harsh penalties ahead of party anniversary

Jun. 18, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is pledging to harshly punish anyone responsible for major industrial accidents or outbreaks of violence in coming days as the ruling Communist Party prepares lavish celebrations for its centenary on July 1. At a meeting Thursday, Vice Premier Liu...

Asian shares mostly rise as markets digest Fed moves

Jun. 17, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Friday, as investors digested the latest message from the U.S. Federal Reserve on raising short-term interest rates by late 2023. Japan's benchmark added 0.3% in morning trading to 29,108.23. South Korea's Kospi edged 0.1% higher...

AP Interview: Tibet exile leader hopes to resume China talks

Jun. 17, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The new president of the Tibetan exile government said on Thursday he will do his best to resume a dialogue with China after more than a decade, and that a visit by the Dalai Lama to Tibet could be the best step forward. The Buddhist spiritual...

Crew starts making China's new space station their home

Jun. 17, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

JIUQUAN, China (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts have begun making China’s new space station their home for the next three months, after their launch and arrival at the station Thursday marked further advances in the country’s ambitious space program. Their...

Editors of Hong Kong newspaper arrested under security law

Jun. 17, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law Thursday to arrest five editors and executives of a pro-democracy newspaper on charges of colluding with foreign powers — the first time the legislation has been used against the press in yet another sign of an...

Biden abroad: Pitching America to welcoming if wary allies

Jun. 17, 2021 05:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden spent his first trip overseas highlighting a sharp break from his disruptive predecessor, selling that the United States was once more a reliable ally with a steady hand at the wheel. European allies welcomed the pitch — and even a longtime foe...

State media say Chinese spaceship with 3-person crew has docked with new space station at start of 3-month mission

Jun. 17, 2021 04:22 AM EDT
JIUQUAN, China (AP) — State media say Chinese spaceship with 3-person crew has docked with new space station at start of 3-month mission.

AP PHOTOS: Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper under pressure

Jun. 17, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A year ago, the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper published a front-page headline saying Hong Kong's governing principle of “one country, two systems is dead." On Thursday, the newspaper was facing its greatest peril. Three top...