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In leaderless Hong Kong movement, Joshua Wong just 1 voice

Sep. 16, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Overseas, Joshua Wong has emerged as a prominent face of Hong Kong's months-long protests for full democracy. At home, he is just another protester. The 22-year-old activist, who rose to fame as a leader of democracy protests five years ago, speaks to a U.S. congressional committee on...

The Latest: Trump says it's 'looking like' Iran is to blame

Sep. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "looking like" Iran was responsible for the attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, but he says he...

French foreign minister arrives in Sudan to meet new leaders

Sep. 16, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — France's foreign minister on Monday said his country would support Sudan's new leaders in their efforts to achieve peace with rebel groups, and work to end the African country's international pariah status. Jean-Yves Le Drian landed in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, weeks after the formation...

The Latest: Joshua Wong defends meeting with German official

Sep. 12, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 9 p.m. Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong is defending the decision of Germany's foreign minister to meet with him while he was in Berlin trying to raise European support. Wong told the Zeit newspaper on Thursday that...

Merkel: Germany must engage in rights dialogue with China

Sep. 11, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it's important for her country to engage in dialogue with China, including on issues such as human rights. Speaking to lawmakers during parliament's annual budget debate Wednesday, Merkel said China has a "growing responsibility for the global multilateral...

Hong Kong soccer fans loudly boo Chinese national anthem

Sep. 10, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans booed loudly and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier match against Iran on Tuesday, taking the city's months of protests into the sports realm. The crowd broke out into "Glory to Hong Kong," a song...

The Latest: Hong Kong fans boo Chinese anthem at soccer game

Sep. 10, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 8.40 p.m. Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans have booed and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier match against Iran. The crowd broke out into "Glory to Hong Kong," a song...

The Latest: UK govt formally suspends Parliament for 5 weeks

Sep. 10, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The British government has formally suspended Parliament, sending lawmakers home for five weeks amid a Brexit crisis. The legislature was officially prorogued, or suspended, with a formal ceremony in the House of Lords — but only after...

Hong Kong tells US to stay out; students form protest chains

Sep. 9, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of students formed human chains outside schools across Hong Kong on Monday to show solidarity after violent weekend clashes between police and activists seeking democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. The silent protest came as the Hong Kong government...

FM says Germany working to end Sudan's pariah status

Sep. 3, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Germany's top diplomat said Tuesday his country has been working to readmit Sudan into the international economy after the military's overthrow of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April amid mass protests against his three-decade rule. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas landed in Sudan's...