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Hong Kong protesters vandalize subway station, storm mall

Nov. 10, 2019 8:04 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired tear gas and protesters broke windows at a shopping mall Sunday in anti-government demonstrations across Hong Kong amid anger over a student activist's death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers. Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a...

Cambodia's exiled opposition leader makes it part way home

Nov. 9, 2019 8:51 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia, making partial progress in his quest to return to his home country to try to oust long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen. Although he failed to make it to Cambodia on Saturday — the country's Independence...

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers charged, student mourned

Nov. 9, 2019 10:39 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong said Saturday that they have arrested and charged six pro-democracy lawmakers, a move that could escalate public fury a day after the death of a university student linked to months of anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Protesters vented...

Seven Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers have either been detained or face arrest Saturday

Nov. 8, 2019 10:33 PM EST
HONG KONG (AP) — Seven Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers have either been detained or face arrest Saturday.

Attacker bites politician's ear, others slashed in Hong Kong

Nov. 3, 2019 9:30 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months. The bloody attack erupted outside one...

Hong Kong authorities disqualify pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from upcoming local council elections

Oct. 28, 2019 11:37 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities disqualify pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from upcoming local council elections.

The Latest: House observes moment of silence for Cummings

Oct. 17, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The House has observed a moment of silence in honor of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died Thursday. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a fellow Maryland Democrat, said Cummings was a quiet man who did...

The Latest: HK protest organizer attacked with hammers

Oct. 16, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong's protests (all times local): ___ 10:05 p.m. Organizers of some of the giant demonstrations that have shaken Hong Kong say one of their leading activists has been attacked by assailants with hammers, leaving him bloody but conscious. The Civil Human Rights Front...

Hong Kong, China warn of harm to US interests in House vote

Oct. 16, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader expressed "frustration and disappointment and regret" Wednesday over steps by the U.S. Congress to support pro-democracy protesters in the territory and warns they'll hurt American companies operating there. Reinforcing that criticism, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman...

Poland's right-wing wins but leader Kaczynski wants more

Oct. 15, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jaroslaw Kaczynski has guided Poland's conservative ruling party to capture the biggest electoral share for any party in 30 years of democracy in Poland — yet the man who has dreamed of power since childhood is still a bit disappointed. Kaczynski's focus on social benefits and...