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The Latest: 4 charged in downing of Malaysian airliner

Jun. 19, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the probe into the downing of flight MH17 (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Russia's Foreign Ministry has dismissed charges against Russian nationals for their alleged roles in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine five years ago as "absolutely...

Hong Kong students issue government deadline over demands

Jun. 19, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong student group demanded Wednesday that the city completely scrap a politically charged extradition bill and agree to investigate police tactics against protesters before a Thursday deadline or face further street demonstrations. Meanwhile, the Civil Human Rights Front, which...

As Hong Kong protests quiet down, what's next?

Jun. 18, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — All but a handful of protesters in Hong Kong have gone home, but the crisis that brought hundreds of thousands into the streets to oppose an extradition bill is far from over. The way forward for both Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her opponents is uncertain because of the limits...

Hong Kong opposition movement largely without leaders

Jun. 18, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The largely youth-driven movement of black-clad protesters challenging Hong Kong's government over an unpopular extradition bill is a coalition operating without a clear leadership structure. And that adds to its appeal for supporters disaffected from the moneyed elites who run the former...

Hong Kong protesters slam leader's apology, demand she quit

Jun. 18, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers and activists rejected a new apology Tuesday by the city's leader over a highly unpopular extradition bill, demanding that she quit and that the legislation be scrapped completely. Lam's plea for "another chance" drew a chorus of criticism, though members...

The Latest: Pro-democracy HK lawmakers reject apology

Jun. 18, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 8 p.m. Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers aren't satisfied with leader Carrie Lam's public apology for how the government handled a highly unpopular extradition bill. Legislator Claudia Mo said Chief Executive Carrie Lam's apology was...

Hong Kong's leader says she won't revive work on contentious extradition bill unless it can be done "well."

Jun. 18, 2019 4:20 AM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader says she won't revive work on contentious extradition bill unless it can be done "well."

Hong Kong leader apologizes for her handling of unpopular extradition bill, says city needs hope.

Jun. 18, 2019 4:10 AM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader apologizes for her handling of unpopular extradition bill, says city needs hope.

Protesters demand that embattled Hong Kong leader resign

Jun. 17, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Demonstrators in Hong Kong gathered Monday outside the office of the city's leader, demanding that she step down in the crisis over a highly unpopular extradition bill that has tested the durability of China's promises to respect the former British colony's quasi-autonomy. The mostly young...

The Latest: Hong Kong police seek to defuse public anger

Jun. 17, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 8 p.m. Hong Kong's police commissioner says only people who committed violence will be charged with rioting during clashes between police and protesters outside the legislature on Wednesday, in an apparent...