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Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

Aug. 23, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone lights and...

The Latest: Baltic protest inspires Hong Kong human chain

Aug. 23, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement are linking hands across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states when nearly 2 million people formed a human chain to...

Sudan protesters, army announce new ruling body after deal

Aug. 20, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement and the army announced a joint ruling body on Tuesday, formally disbanding the military council that took power after the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April. The new, 11-member body — called the Sovereign Council — is to rule Sudan...

Sudan's pro-democracy group, army announce joint ruling body to lead the country during transition to elections

Aug. 20, 2019 3:45 PM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy group, army announce joint ruling body to lead the country during transition to elections.

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters disperse peacefully

Aug. 18, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Protesters gathered outside Hong Kong's government headquarters have peacefully dispersed after fellow demonstrators urged them to go home. Sunday's pro-democracy rally, attended by hundreds of thousands, concluded a rare...

Police keep low profile at huge, peaceful Hong Kong protest

Aug. 18, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets were turned into rivers of umbrellas on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people marched through heavy rain down a major road in the Chinese territory, where massive pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity. Organizers said at least 1.7 million...

The Latest: HK riot police deployed to chase down protesters

Aug. 17, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Hong Kong riot police have been deployed to chase down a group of pro-democracy protesters they say were assembling illegally after the end of a sanctioned protest march. The protesters had gathered outside a police station...

Hong Kong's divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China

Aug. 17, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong's famous harbor on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. Across the water, a pro-government rally called for an end to the often violent protests. The dueling demonstrations highlighted the political divide in the...

The Latest: France presses for Hong Kong talks to end crisis

Aug. 14, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong pro-democracy protests (all times local): 3 a.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has called on all sides, especially authorities in Hong Kong, to restart talks to end violence and bring a "peaceful outcome" to the crisis surrounding pro-democracy...

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

Aug. 14, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong's airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police...