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The Latest: UN rights office urges Hong Kong de-escalation

Nov. 19, 2019 12:48 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 7 p.m. The U.N. human rights office is calling on authorities in Hong Kong to do all they can to de-escalate a standoff between security forces and anti-government protesters holed up in a university. The spokesman for the United Nations...

Protesters force postponement of Lebanese parliament session

Nov. 19, 2019 6:35 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallying against the Lebanese political elite blocked roads in central Beirut on Tuesday, preventing lawmakers from reaching the parliament and forcing the postponement of a legislative session. The session had been scheduled even though the country is still without a...

Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle protesters

Nov. 18, 2019 7:31 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged...

Georgian police move to disperse large protest in Tbilisi

Nov. 18, 2019 3:46 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in riot gear in the country of Georgia pushed thousands of demonstrators away from the parliament building Monday on the second day of sizeable protests in the Georgian capital over the failure of promised election reforms. Officers in black helmets and riot shields advanced down...

The Latest: Chinese envoy accuses UK, US of interference

Nov. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 9 p.m. China’s ambassador to Britain has accused the U.K. and U.S. of interfering in the internal affairs of China and Hong Kong as authorities in the semi-autonomous territory struggle to contain months of protests. Liu Xiaoming...

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...

Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

Nov. 14, 2019 11:28 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant students at major universities. China’s leader said ending the violence and restoring order are Hong...

Correction: Wilmington Coup Marker story

Nov. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about a historic marker recounting the overthrow of a city government, The Associated Press erroneously omitted the first name of someone involved in the 1898 events and only identified the person by his surname. His name is William Rand Kenan Sr. A corrected version...

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...