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Hong Kong leaders apologize for water cannon use at mosque

Oct. 21, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials apologized to Muslim leaders Monday after riot police sprayed a mosque and bystanders with a water cannon while trying to contain turbulent weekend pro-democracy demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The city's leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and...

World shares gain on upbeat comment on China-US trade talks

Oct. 21, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares rose after China's top trade negotiator said over the weekend that Beijing and Washington were making progress in trade talks. China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported that Vice Premier Liu He told a conference in the southern city of Nanchang that the most recent trade...

Asian shares mixed amid uncertainties on Brexit, China trade

Oct. 21, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday amid uncertainties about Britain's exit from the European Union and the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.3% in early trading to 22,548.07. South Korea's Kospi picked up 0.2% to 2,065.68, while Hong...

Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

Oct. 20, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday, as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses, and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon. Protesters tossed firebombs and took their anger out on shops with mainland...

Hong Kong activist stabbed as protesters gird for march

Oct. 19, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A man distributing leaflets near a wall with pro-democracy messages was stabbed and wounded, as Hong Kong anti-government protesters prepared to hold an unauthorized march Sunday to press their demands. Police said they arrested a 22-year-old man Saturday in connection with the knife...

AP Photos: Hong Kongers use masquerade as new protest tactic

Oct. 19, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Winnie the Pooh, Guy Fawkes, Pepe the Frog — these are the new faces of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement. Demonstrators masqueraded Friday night as their favorite characters in defiance of the government's ban this month on face coverings at public gatherings. Protesters...

Hong Kong says murder suspect wants to surrender to Taiwan

Oct. 19, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Saturday the murder suspect whose case inadvertently helped ignite the city's protest movement wants to surrender to authorities in Taiwan. Carrie Lam told reporters that Hong Kong's government would "actively follow up on" a letter she received from Chan Tong-kai...

Harden caps preseason with a scoring flourish

Oct. 19, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — James Harden sure seems in midseason form. Russell Westbrook isn't there yet. Harden, the reigning NBA scoring champion, scored 44 points in 35 minutes — 18 of those points coming in the third quarter — and the Houston Rockets ended the preseason with a 144-133 victory over the...

Fans support Hong Kong, Tibet at Nets' 1st game since China

Oct. 19, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of fans held signs, wore shirts and chanted support for Hong Kong and Tibet in the Brooklyn Nets' first game since returning from China. The fans sat behind the backboard near the Nets' bench at Barclays Center in their 123-107 loss to Toronto on Friday night. The Nets returned this...

Hong Kong protesters mock China leaders, defy face mask ban

Oct. 18, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks and mocked China's leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies. Gathering along the city's subway lines Friday night, many protest supporters masqueraded as Winnie the Pooh...