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The Latest: Dissident joins protest after prison release

Jun. 17, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Joshua Wong, a leader in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, headed to join protesters gathered near Hong Kong's government headquarters after his release from prison. After...

Asian shares mixed as investors look ahead to Fed rates

Jun. 17, 2019 2:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.2% to 21,157.12. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.4% to 6,530.90, while South Korea's Kospi edged down...

Hong Kong police clear streets as protesters move to park

Jun. 17, 2019 1:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong left the streets, averting possible clashes Monday after haggling for hours with police by moving to areas near the city's government headquarters. The demonstrators who stayed after a massive protest march the day before, demanding that Chief Executive Carrie Lam...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison

Jun. 17, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests. Wong's release from the Lai Chi Kok Correctional Facility came as student demonstrators and police were gathered near...

Asian shares mostly higher as investors look ahead to Fed

Jun. 16, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 21,170.63 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.3% to 6,535.50, while South...

"Umbrella Movement" activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison in Hong Kong after serving contempt sentence

Jun. 16, 2019 10:45 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — "Umbrella Movement" activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison in Hong Kong after serving contempt sentence.

Hong Kong leader fights for political life after bill fiasco

Jun. 16, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam steadily climbed her way up bureaucratic ranks to capture the top position in the former British colony, relying on sheer intelligence, ambition, canny networking and an astute deference to authority. Yet the ground has shifted considerably since she...

Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protesters

Jun. 16, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city's top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony. Nearly 2 million of the city's 7 million...

The Latest: Hong Kong police say want to clear protesters

Jun. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 7 a.m. Hong Kong police say they want to clear the streets of protesters Monday morning. Police announced the decision at an early morning news conference. Many protesters spent Sunday night near government...

Hong Kong police say they want to begin clearing streets of protesters after letting them stay all night.

Jun. 16, 2019 7:11 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they want to begin clearing streets of protesters after letting them stay all night. .