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Hong Kong police battle protesters trying to escape arrest

Nov. 18, 2019 5:32 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police using tear gas and rubber bullets fought off protesters Monday as they tried to break through a police cordon that is trapping hundreds of them on a university campus. Protesters advanced on the police from outside the cordon, while others emerged from the campus, their...

AP Photos: Hong Kong police battle protesters on campus

Nov. 18, 2019 5:24 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police using tear gas and batons fought running battles Monday with protesters who tried to break through a security cordon that trapped hundreds of them at the city’s Polytechnic University. Protesters advanced on the police from outside the cordon, while others emerged...

China urges US to “stop flexing muscles” in South China Sea

Nov. 18, 2019 5:10 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — China on Monday urged the U.S. military to “stop flexing muscles” in the disputed South China Sea, a point of persistent friction in a relationship both sides said was generally improving. A spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Defense, Col. Wu Qian, told reporters in Bangkok...

The Latest: Hong Kong police urge students to surrender

Nov. 18, 2019 4:49 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 5 p.m. Hong Kong police are calling on protesters barricaded inside the city’s Polytechnic University to surrender and face justice, saying they have no other option given the level of violence in recent days. The regional...

Global shares mixed amid cautious mood, eyes on trade talks

Nov. 18, 2019 3:37 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Monday in cautious trading after Wall Street closed the week with new milestones as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. France’s CAC 40 slipped less than 0.1% in early trading to...

Police swoop in with tear gas and batons to arrest Hong Kong protesters as they make apparent move to escape

Nov. 18, 2019 1:19 AM EST
HONG KONG (AP) — Police swoop in with tear gas and batons to arrest Hong Kong protesters as they make apparent move to escape.

Hong Kong court strikes down face mask ban aimed at protesters trying to hide their identity

Nov. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EST
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong court strikes down face mask ban aimed at protesters trying to hide their identity.

Asian shares mixed amid cautious mood, eyes on trade talks

Nov. 17, 2019 10:21 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are mixed Monday in a cautious mode after Wall Street closed out the week with milestones as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 inched up nearly 0.2% to 23,344.06...

Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

Nov. 17, 2019 8:09 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police breached a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons. Anti-government protesters have barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University for days. Police...

The Latest: Tear gas drives back protesters trying to leave

Nov. 17, 2019 7:53 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Police used tear gas to drive back dozens of protesters who were trying to leave a university campus that they have occupied for days. Protesters streamed out of the campus Monday morning after the president of Hong Kong...