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The Latest: Accountants march to support Hong Kong protests

Aug. 23, 2019 3:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Accountants in Hong Kong have demonstrated in support of the city's pro-democracy protests, becoming the latest profession to back the movement publicly. A few thousand accountants gathered in a city square and marched to government...

Canada halts Hong Kong consulate staff travel after UK case

Aug. 23, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Canadian Consulate in Hong Kong said Friday that local staff would not be allowed to leave the city on official business, following the detention of a British Consulate worker in mainland China. It didn't say whether the travel restriction was related to the detention of Simon Cheng...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Aug. 23, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

Two fishermen fell into floodwaters after a rope broke during an Indian air force rescue attempt on the River Tawi in Jammu, India. Both the fishermen later swam to safety. Many waterways in South Asia are swollen by recent monsoon rains. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Hong Kong police...

Asian stocks mostly higher ahead of US Fed chairman's speech

Aug. 23, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after Wall Street declined ahead of a closely watched speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong rose while Australian and South Korean indexes were little-changed. Investors are looking to...

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed chairman's speech

Aug. 23, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed on Friday after Wall Street declined ahead of a closely watched speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Australia rose while Hong Kong declined. Investors are looking to Jerome Powell's speech Friday for signs of...

YouTube disables 200 videos attacking Hong Kong protests

Aug. 22, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube says it disabled more than 200 videos this week that appeared to be part of a coordinated effort to spread misinformation about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. The video removals come just days after Twitter said it had suspended more than 200,000 accounts it linked to a...

Hong Kong students plan class boycott for protest demands

Aug. 22, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong university student leaders said Thursday they'll call for a boycott of the start of classes to pressure the government to respond to the protest movement gripping the city since June. Student union leaders from 10 universities said they want students to skip the first two weeks...

The Latest: UK says officials can't contact consulate worker

Aug. 22, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 8 p.m. The British government says officials and family members have not been able to speak with a Hong Kong consulate employee who has been detained by mainland Chinese authorities. The Foreign Office also said Thursday it's still...

Global stocks subdued as investors seek more clues on Fed

Aug. 22, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued Thursday following Wall Street's rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts. Investor reaction was muted following Wednesday's release of notes from the latest Fed meeting...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

Aug. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Thursday following Wall Street's rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts. Investor reaction was muted following Wednesday's release of notes from the latest Fed meeting...