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Hong Kong police fight with protesters amid rising tensions

Jul. 14, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong fought with protesters on Sunday as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police violence. The protest in the northern district of...

Clashes erupt as Hong Kong protest targets Chinese traders

Jul. 13, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Violent clashes broke out after several thousand people marched in Hong Kong against traders from mainland China in what is fast becoming a summer of unrest in the semi-autonomous territory. After issuing a warning, police on Saturday moved forward to disperse the crowd of mostly young...

US extradites former Colombian agriculture minister

Jul. 12, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government extradited a former Colombian official on Friday to face a prison sentence in the South American nation after he was convicted of embezzlement and other charges. Andres Felipe Arias Leiva, who served as Colombia's minister of agriculture and rural development from 2005...

Italian court says wrong Eritrean accused of trafficking

Jul. 12, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, a ruling cheered by supporters who had for years championed his claim of mistaken identity. Defense lawyer Michele Calantropo told The...

Parents of dead Hong Kong protester urge others to carry on

Jul. 11, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The parents of a Hong Kong man who plunged to his death after putting up banners against divisive extradition legislation urged young people to continue their struggle. The youth have been at the forefront of huge rallies against the legislation, which has plunged Hong Kong into chaos amid...

Romanian suspect in 2013 murder case to be extradited to UK

Jul. 11, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AP) — A Romanian man is to be extradited from his home country to Britain, where he is a suspect in a 2013 murder case. Cristian Sabou, who was detained by Romanian and British police and appeared Thursday at an extradition hearing in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca, said that, if...

Hong Kong protesters to continue after bill declared 'dead'

Jul. 10, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong protest leaders opposed to the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Tuesday that they will continue their demonstrations, even after Lam declared the effort to amend a highly contentious extradition bill "dead." Protesters are persisting in their demands for the bill...

Swedish court will not extradite fugitive sought by China

Jul. 9, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's top court said Tuesday it won't extradite a fugitive to China, saying he risks the death penalty, torture or degrading treatment that would violate the European Convention on Human Rights. The Supreme Court said the extradition of Qiao Jianjun "cannot take place," adding...

Tens of thousands in Hong Kong take message to mainlanders

Jul. 7, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of people, many wearing black shirts and some carrying British colonial-era flags, marched in Hong Kong on Sunday, targeting a mainland Chinese audience as a month-old protest movement showed no signs of abating. Chanting "Free Hong Kong" and words of encouragement to...

Mothers rally as Hong Kong's divide shows no sign of closing

Jul. 5, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's political divisions showed no sign of closing as students rebuffed an offer from city leader Carrie Lam to meet and a few thousand mothers rallied in support of young protesters who left a trail of destruction in the legislature's building at the start of the week. "Don't feel...