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Hong Kong police battle protesters trying to escape arrest

Nov. 18, 2019 1:53 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police fought off protesters with tear gas and batons 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 trademark...

The Latest: Police swoop in to arrest Hong Kong protesters

Nov. 18, 2019 1:36 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Hong Kong police have swooped in with tear gas and batons as protesters who have taken over a university campus make an apparent last-ditch effort to escape arrest. Protesters cornered on the campus emerged in force Monday. They...

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.

Asian shares mixed amid cautious mood, eyes on trade talks

Nov. 18, 2019 1:12 AM 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 edged up 0.3% to 23,373.93 in...

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.

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

Nov. 17, 2019 11:09 PM 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...

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...

Fiery explosions as Hong Kong police storm into university held by protesters after all-night standoff

Nov. 17, 2019 4:56 PM EST
HONG KONG (AP) — Fiery explosions as Hong Kong police storm into university held by protesters after all-night standoff.