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Hong Kong police say homemade bomb targeted officers

Oct. 14, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to "kill or to harm" riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said Monday, in a further escalation of destructive street battles gripping the business hub. The "loud thud"...

In Hong Kong, all trust gone between police and protesters

Oct. 12, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — As a police van sped past them, the 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter raised their fists, pointed their thumbs very deliberately down and yelled, "Triads!" That silver-haired women in Hong Kong no longer think twice about openly accusing officers of being in cahoots with mafia...

"No one showed up!" Hong Kong's protests face acid test

Oct. 11, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Ronald sacrificed his lunchtime to join the protest in a Hong Kong park. He quivered at the prospect of communing with hundreds of like-minded office workers stirred by the organizers' rallying cry, "Revolution is a duty!" He was on time. He was wearing a new black face mask. He was fired...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Oct. 10, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

Protesters shouted "Wearing mask is not a crime" at Hong Kong demonstrations after the territory's leader Carrie Lam banned face coverings at such rallies in a hardening of the government's stance four months into the movement. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Akira Yoshino smiles after he...

Hong Kong's undercover medics reveal hidden toll of protests

Oct. 9, 2019 3:23 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — As riot police fought anti-government demonstrators on the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend, two photos popped into the encrypted inbox of a group of volunteer medics who call themselves the "Hidden Clinic." The images showed the nastily swollen left arm of a 22-year-old protester who...

European markets down, Asia gains ahead of US-China talks

Oct. 8, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell in Europe on Tuesday as Brexit negotiations faltered and as tensions between the U.S. and China rose ahead of trade talks between the world's two largest economies. Market sentiment was dented after the British government said that the chances of a Brexit deal with the European...

10 Things to Know for Today

Oct. 8, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP DEFENDS DECISION TO ABANDON KURDISH ALLIES IN SYRIA The president casts his decision as fulfilling a campaign promise, but critics say he is sacrificing a U.S. ally and undermining American...

Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

Oct. 8, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months "becomes so bad" but said the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself. Lam urged foreign critics to accept that the four...

Protests squeezing Hong Kong economy, tourism, leader says

Oct. 8, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's economy is languishing after months of increasingly violent protests, the city's embattled leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday. Lam, addressing reporters after a long weekend of more turmoil, said tourism arrivals were down by half and that hotels and retailers were suffering. Hong...

Carrie Lam says Chinese military could step in if Hong Kong's situation "becomes so bad" no options can be ruled out

Oct. 7, 2019 10:45 PM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Carrie Lam says Chinese military could step in if Hong Kong's situation "becomes so bad" no options can be ruled out.