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Thousands in Hong Kong commemorate 1989 Tiananmen protests

May. 26, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — More than 2,000 people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to mark 30 years since a pro-democracy protest in Beijing's Tiananmen Square ended in bloodshed. Demonstrators took to the streets holding yellow umbrellas that read "Support Freedom, Oppose Evil Laws." Some people carried a black...

HK leader protests over German asylum for dissidents

May. 24, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader summoned the German consul on Friday to complain about Germany granting political asylum to two Hong Kong political activists, in a rare case of diplomatic intervention by the government of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Carrie Lam called the pair bail jumpers...

Global stocks recover with focus on trade, Brexit

May. 24, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks are rebounding following Thursday's sell-off, with markets hoping for an easing in the U.S.-China trade dispute and after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she plans to resign as of June 7. Investors appear to hope May's pending resignation could unblock the political...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

May. 24, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

A Nepalese woman lights a butter lamp during Buddha Jayanti, also known as Vesak, a festival marking the birthday, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a police officer in Jakarta, Indonesia, fires his tear gas launcher at supporters of a losing...

Asia shares retreat on fears China-US trade row might spread

May. 24, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as worries that the standoff between the U.S. and China over trade might expand put investors in a selling mood. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.5% to 21,053.95. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.7% at 6,445.40. South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.9% to...

World shares sink as US-China spat takes center stage

May. 23, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets fell sharply Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. Private surveys, meanwhile, showed continued weakness in the eurozone economy in May, with a slowdown in manufacturing and services. France's...

Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage

May. 22, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai Composite index retreated 0.6% to 2,873.70 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng tumbled 1.2% to 27,376.69. The Kospi in South Korea was...

Chinese man guilty of defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones

May. 22, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn't just submit a couple of the devices -- he delivered in person or shipped to Apple around 3,000 of them....

Germany grants asylum to 2 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists

May. 22, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has granted asylum to two Hong Kong activists in a sign of growing concern over how dissent is dealt with in the territory. In interviews with The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times published on Wednesday, Ray Wong Toi Yeung said he and fellow pro-democracy protester Alan Li Tung...

World markets subdued amid trade uncertainty

May. 22, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets were subdued Wednesday as investors monitored developments in the U.S.-China trade war and looked ahead to the release of minutes to the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting. After a day of modest gains in Asia, Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.5% to 7,362, while the DAX...