Protests and demonstrations

Occupy Central leader Benny Tai, center, talks to reporters outside the High court in Hong Kong Thursday, Aug.15, 2019. Tai, a top opposition leader imprisoned on public disorder charges was released on bail Thursday as Hong Kong's government attempts to quell a protest movement that has paralyzed parts of the territory, including its international airport, and led to hundreds of arrests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 15, 2019 - 7:00 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's ambassador to the U.K. said Thursday the Beijing government will not "sit on its hands" if the situation in Hong Kong continues to deteriorate after more than two months of near-daily street protests. Liu Xiaoming said extremists masquerading as pro-democracy activists are...
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Occupy Central leader Benny Tai, center, is accompanied by a supporter who raises an umbrella as he leaves High court in Hong Kong Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Tai, a top opposition leader imprisoned on public disorder charges was released on bail Thursday as Hong Kong's government attempts to quell a protest movement that has paralyzed parts of the territory, including its international airport, and led to hundreds of arrests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 15, 2019 - 5:45 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A top opposition leader imprisoned on public disorder charges was released on bail Thursday as Hong Kong's government attempts to quell a protest movement that has paralyzed parts of the territory, including its international airport, and led to hundreds of arrests. Benny Tai was...
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Occupy Central leader Benny Tai, center, is accompanied by a supporter who raises an umbrella as he leaves High court in Hong Kong Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Tai, a top opposition leader imprisoned on public disorder charges was released on bail Thursday as Hong Kong's government attempts to quell a protest movement that has paralyzed parts of the territory, including its international airport, and led to hundreds of arrests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 15, 2019 - 5:15 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A top opposition leader imprisoned on public disorder charges was released on bail Thursday as Hong Kong's government attempts to quell a protest movement that has paralyzed parts of the territory, including its international airport, and led to hundreds of arrests. Benny Tai was...
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Policemen in riot gear stand guard during a face off with protesters in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a peaceful solution to the unrest in Hong Kong amid fears China could use force to quell pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 15, 2019 - 2:28 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A top opposition leader imprisoned on public disorder charges was released on bail Thursday as Hong Kong's government attempts to quell a protest movement that has paralyzed parts of the territory, including its international airport, and led to hundreds of arrests. Benny Tai was...
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People watch a TV screen showing a live broadcast of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's speech during a ceremony to celebrate the Korean Liberation Day, marking the 74th anniversary of Korea's liberation from the Japanese colonial rule, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. The signs read: "Korean Liberation Day."(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 14, 2019 - 11:20 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday offered an olive branch to Japan to end a tense trade dispute, saying Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo to accepts calls to resolve it through dialogue. Moon in a nationally televised speech also downplayed the threat...
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People watch a TV screen showing a live broadcast of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's speech during a ceremony to celebrate the Korean Liberation Day, marking the 74th anniversary of Korea's liberation from the Japanese colonial rule, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. The signs read: "Korean Liberation Day."(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 14, 2019 - 10:45 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday offered an olive branch to Japan to end a tense trade dispute, saying Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo to accepts calls to resolve it through dialogue. Moon in a nationally televised speech also downplayed the threat...
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People watch a TV screen showing a live broadcast of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's speech during a ceremony to celebrate the Korean Liberation Day, marking the 74th anniversary of Korea's liberation from the Japanese colonial rule, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. The signs read: "Korean Liberation Day."(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 14, 2019 - 10:08 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has offered an olive branch to Japan to end a tense trade dispute, saying Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo to accepts calls to resolve it through dialogue. Moon in a nationally televised speech on Thursday also downplayed the...
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Protesters react to tear gas from Shum Shui Po police station in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a peaceful solution to the unrest in Hong Kong amid fears China could use force to quell pro-democracy protests.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 14, 2019 - 1:46 pm
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...
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This satellite image captured on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, provided by Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies appears to show Chinese security force vehicles inside the Shenzen Bay Sports Center in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, bordering Hong Kong. (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 1:38 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China's paramilitary People's Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against...
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August 14, 2019 - 11:52 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's main opposition Wednesday said it will roll out protests starting this week to try to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa to establish a transitional authority, even as the government warned against such an action and a rights organization reported an escalation in...
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