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Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

Aug. 24, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball...

The Latest: Hong Kong protest winds down after clashes

Aug. 24, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A large group of protesters has largely dispersed in Hong Kong after engaging in clashes with police for the first time in nearly two weeks. Riot officers used tear gas and nonlethal rounds Saturday after protesters took over a...

Chinese police say Simon Cheng, detained staffer at UK consulate in Hong Kong, has been released

Aug. 23, 2019 11:04 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese police say Simon Cheng, detained staffer at UK consulate in Hong Kong, has been released .

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

Aug. 23, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone lights and...

The Latest: Baltic protest inspires Hong Kong human chain

Aug. 23, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement are linking hands across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states when nearly 2 million people formed a human chain to...

Global stocks higher ahead of US Fed chairman's speech

Aug. 23, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Friday ahead of a closely watched speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman at a gathering of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Market benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo all advanced. Investors are looking to Jerome Powell's speech...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Aug. 23, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

Two fishermen fell into floodwaters after a rope broke during an Indian air force rescue attempt on the River Tawi in Jammu, India. Both the fishermen later swam to safety. Many waterways in South Asia are swollen by recent monsoon rains. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Hong Kong police...

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed chairman's speech

Aug. 23, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday after Wall Street declined ahead of a closely watched speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Australia rose while Hong Kong declined. Investors are looking to Jerome Powell's speech Friday for signs of...

YouTube disables 200 videos attacking Hong Kong protests

Aug. 22, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube says it disabled more than 200 videos this week that appeared to be part of a coordinated effort to spread misinformation about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. The video removals come just days after Twitter said it had suspended more than 200,000 accounts it linked to a...

Hong Kong students plan class boycott for protest demands

Aug. 22, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong university student leaders said Thursday they'll call for a boycott of the start of classes to pressure the government to respond to the protest movement gripping the city since June. Student union leaders from 10 universities said they want students to skip the first two weeks...