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China extradition bill debate postponed as protesters swarm Hong Kong streets

Hong Kong lawmakers have postponed a debate over a controversial bill that would allow fugitives to be extradited to China after protesters blocked roads and restricted access to government buildings....

China extradition bill debate postponed as protesters swarm Hong Kong streets

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Hong Kong delays extradition bill debate as thousands take to the streets in protest HONG KONG — Hong Kong delayed a legislative session on a contentious extradition bill as thousands of protesters amassed to block entry to the building Wednesday out of concern the measure signaled greater Chinese control and further erosion of civil liberties in the semiautonomous territory. The ov...
09:26 2019-06-12

Hong Kong extradition bill debate delayed as police reveal they used over 150 rounds of tear gas on protesters The debate over Hong Kong's controversial extradition bill that has fueled massive and sometimes violent protests was delayed for a second time on Thursday, as authorities revealed the amount of force to suppress demonstrators....
18:13 2019-06-13

Protesters flood the streets in Hong Kong in march against proposed extradition law The massive protest came three days before Hong Kong’s government plans to bring the bill to the full legislature, bypassing the committee process, in a bid to win approval by the end of the month....
14:39 2019-06-09

Massive crowds storm Hong Kong’s streets to protest extradition bill A crowd estimated to be larger than 1 million took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to legislation that would allow ​China to extradite people to mainland China in the most massive protests since Britain handed back control of the city in 1997. The throngs streaming th...
02:52 2019-06-10

100s of protesters surround Hong Kong HQ before bill debate Hundreds of protesters have surrounded government headquarters in Hong Kong as the legislature prepare to open discussion on highly controversial extradition law...
03:52 2019-06-12

Hong Kong government apologizes for extradition bill as defiant crowds pack streets As thousands of Hong Kong residents jammed the city’s streets Sunday, the government apologized for the handling of an extradition bill.        ...
17:00 2019-06-16

Hong Kong protest: Council delays reading of controversial bill as protesters clog streets near legislature Thousands of protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong forced lawmakers Wednesday to postpone the second reading of a controversial extradition bill that has tensions on high on the island....
12:13 2019-06-12

Protesters vow to keep marching in Hong Kong until extradition bill nixed Pro-democracy protesters plan to keep marching in Hong Kong to make sure, they say, that the government makes good on promises to nix a bill giving mainland China extradition powers. The Civil Human Rights Front vowed Saturday to keep up the pressure until Hong Kong’s legislature fully withdra...
18:26 2019-06-15

Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill debate after massive protests HONG KONG — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Saturday she has suspended indefinitely a proposed extradition bill that sparked the city’s biggest public protests in years. Lam told reporters she took the move in response to widespread public unhappiness over the measure, which would en...
12:26 2019-06-15

Fresh Protests Force Hong Kong to Postpone Extradition Bill Debate Thousands of demonstrators poured into the streets surrounding Hong Kong’s legislature Wednesday morning, choking major thoroughfares with barricades and human chains, and prompting the government to abruptly postpone a planned debate over a divisive extradition law. The mass turnout led the p...
05:52 2019-06-12

Hong Kong delays debate on extradition bill amid intensifying protests Hong Kong’s city legislature has postponed debating a controversial extradition bill after thousands of protesters blocked entry to the building Wednesday out concern the measure would allow Beijing to exert greater authority over the semiautonomous territory....
10:13 2019-06-12

Hong Kong Legislative Council official says no debate has been scheduled on extradition bill after protest delay HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Legislative Council official says no debate has been scheduled on extradition bill after protest delay. The post Hong Kong Legislative Council official says no debate has been scheduled on extradition bill after protest delay appeared first on LEX18.com....
08:26 2019-06-13

Hong Kong: Protesters block seat of government, delaying extradition bill reading Thousands of protesters descended on the government headquarters and blocked at least two major roads in central Hong Kong to oppose a new extradition bill. The bill's second reading was delayed because of the action....
05:39 2019-06-12

Hong Kong protests: Incredible pictures show thousands line the streets of Hong Kong in protest over extradition law Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through the streets of Hong Kong in protest over government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges....
23:00 2019-06-09

'We have the voice': More than 200,000 Hong Kong protesters blast China extradition plan Protesters estimated by police to number more than 200,000 marched through Hong Kong on Sunday in a mass rally calling for the withdrawal of a local government proposal to allow fugitives to be handed over to authorities in China....
17:13 2019-06-09

Protesters Call for Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam to Step Down in the Wake of the Failed Extradition Bill Large crowds of protesters began flooding back onto Hong Kong’s streets Sunday to demand that the city’s leader step down and a controversial extradition bill be withdrawn, a day after the government suspended the measure in response to snowballing unrest. Postponement of the bill has no...
11:13 2019-06-16

Hong Kong delays start of legislative session on extradition bill as protesters try to block entry to building HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong delays start of legislative session on extradition bill as protesters try to block entry to building. The post Hong Kong delays start of legislative session on extradition bill as protesters try to block entry to building appeared first on LEX18.com....
09:26 2019-06-12

Hong Kong legislature leader limits debate, setting likely June 20 vote on extradition bill that prompted huge protest HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong legislature leader limits debate, setting likely June 20 vote on extradition bill that prompted huge protest. The post Hong Kong legislature leader limits debate, setting likely June 20 vote on extradition bill that prompted huge protest appeared first on LEX18.com....
12:00 2019-06-11

China, Hong Kong double down on extradition bill Beijing warned against "outside interference" in Hong Kong politics as it promised to support the city's government. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand parliament nix the controversial law....
02:00 2019-06-11

China Says It Supports Suspension Of Hong Kong Extradition Bill China's government said on Saturday it supported the decision of Hong Kong's leader to suspend an unpopular bill that would allow extraditions to China and which sparked a week of protests....
15:13 2019-06-15

Pressure on Hong Kong rises over China extradition bill The center of Hong Kong remained tense as opposition to the draft extradition bill allowing people to be sent to China continued. International concerns have also been expressed....
15:26 2019-06-13

Hong Kong prepares for more China extradition bill protests Hong Kong is preparing for another weekend of protests over a controversial China extradition bill -- just days after police tactics during violent demonstrations drew international condemnation....
17:52 2019-06-14

The Latest: China supports Hong Kong extradition bill HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on a protest in Hong Kong against amendments to its extradition laws (all times local): 5:30 p.m. China says it supports an extradition bill that has sparked massive protests in Hong Kong. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Monday that China firmly backs ...
11:52 2019-06-10

Over A Million Protest In Hong Kong Against China's Extradition Bill Hong Kong was plunged into a fresh political crisis on Sunday night after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to thwart a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent......
00:26 2019-06-10

Embattled Hong Kong leader Lam suspends China extradition bill Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday delayed indefinitely a proposed law to allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial after widespread anger and large-scale protests in the Asian financial hub....
13:00 2019-06-15

Factbox: What Hong Kong people are saying about controversial China extradition bill At least half a million people in Hong Kong are expected to brave sweltering heat on Sunday to press the government to scrap a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China to face trial, organizers of the march said....
13:39 2019-06-09

Hong Kong protest: debate on extradition bill delayed after tens of thousands of people protest – live Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Hong Kong for protests as politicians debate legislation critics fear will allow extradition to ChinaFull story: thousands of protesters vow ‘no retreat’ after debate postponed 7.14am BST More pics from the #hongkong protests from the amazing and indefati...
08:26 2019-06-12

Violence rocks Hong Kong protests while China, U.S. clash over extradition bill The afternoon violence marked a major escalation in the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s biggest political crisis in years.        ...
16:52 2019-06-12

Hundreds of thousands march in Hong Kong to protest China extradition bill Several hundred thousand people jammed Hong Kong's streets on Sunday in the biggest rally for years to thwart a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial....
13:39 2019-06-09

Hong Kong Suspends Controversial China Extradition Bill After Massive Protests Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam announced Saturday her government will suspend a controversial bill allowing criminal suspects to be extradited to China, after massive street protests that gripped the city this week descended into violence. Lam has faced unprecedented pressure to scrap the legis...
11:13 2019-06-15

Hong Kong crisis deepens as China extradition bill moves forward Advocacy groups, labor unions and small businesses are rapidly mobilizing despite warnings from Hong Kong’s chief executive not to take “radical action.”...
17:52 2019-06-11

Proposed extradition bill could get Hong Kong entangled in the US-China tussle, research firm says Hong Kong runs the risk of losing its special customs status with the U.S. if its autonomy is seen to be eroded with the contentious extradition bill, according to one analyst....
13:39 2019-06-14

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces China extradition bill is suspended Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced at a press conference on Saturday afternoon that a contentious bill to allow extraditions to mainland China has been put on hold....
10:52 2019-06-15

Hong Kong protest: Over 150,000 line streets in demonstration against extradition law Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through the streets of Hong Kong in protest over government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges....
04:26 2019-06-11

Huge extradition law protest fills Hong Kong streets A sea of protesters is marching through central Hong Kong in a major demonstration against government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges...
12:52 2019-06-09

Watch: Hundreds of thousands of protesters fill Hong Kong streets A time-lapse video from June 9 shows hundreds of thousands of protesters streaming into Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay area to protest the government’s proposed extradition bill....
18:26 2019-06-10

As Protesters Fill Hong Kong’s Streets, Businesses Watch Quietly With Alarm A wave of concern has spread through a community of foreign consultants, investors and executives who have made the territory their home and regional headquarters....
10:26 2019-06-12

Police, protesters face off ahead of Hong Kong law debate Government officials in Hong Kong are bracing for a showdown as protesters and police face off into the early morning hours ahead of Wednesday’s debate over changes allowing extradition to the Chinese mainland....
23:00 2019-06-11

Hong Kong Lawmakers Cancel Extradition-Law Debate for the Week The city’s legislature scrapped plans to debate a contentious extradition law through Friday, as opponents called for another mass demonstration to keep up pressure against a measure that would expose residents to Chinese law....
19:00 2019-06-13

Protesters March in Hong Kong Against Proposed Extradition Law The legislation, which would allow renditions to mainland China, has stirred fears of the growing reach of the ruling Communist Party into the semiautonomous territory....
10:52 2019-06-09

Hundreds protest outside Hong Kong government headquarters before debate on extradition law Hundreds of protesters surrounded government headquarters in Hong Kong on Wednesday as the administration prepared to open debate on a highly controversial extradition law that would allow accused people to be sent to China for trial....
10:13 2019-06-12

Hong Kong Protests Live Updates: Legislature Postpones Extradition Debate Again In the wake of clashes between protesters and riot police, officials said lawmakers would not meet on Thursday to discuss the bill that would allow extradition to mainland China....
06:26 2019-06-13

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray at anti-extradition protesters Hong Kong police have fired pepper spray at protesters angry about an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
10:39 2019-06-12

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters storm key road as extradition protests mount Hundreds of demonstrators tried to occupy an important arterial road near the offices of the Hong Kong government on Wednesday as protests mounted against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to China for trial....
03:13 2019-06-12

Protesters seek Hong Kong leader's ouster despite apology on extradition plan Protesters turned out in immeasurable numbers Sunday in Hong Kong seeking the ouster of the leader's plan to extradite offenders to China though the bill was suspended and she apologized....
19:00 2019-06-16

Everything You Need to Know About the Extradition Bill Rocking Hong Kong Hong Kong’s government is attempting to pass a law that would for the first time allow extraditions to mainland China. The proposal has generated massive opposition and a series of protests including hundreds of thousands of people at a June 9 rally. Nonetheless, the administration is pressing ahead...
03:13 2019-06-13

Hong Kong again shelves debate on divisive bill amid more protests For the second day in a row Thursday, Hong Kong's legislature tabled a debate on a controversial extradition bill after protesters took to the streets again....
15:52 2019-06-13

If Hong Kong extradition bill passes, what will happen? Hong Kong's government will discuss its bill on Wednesday, but hundreds protested Tuesday night – they feel Hong Kong's independence is in danger.        ...
04:00 2019-06-12

U.S. bill gives ultimatum to Hong Kong over proposed extradition law Several U.S. lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to support more than a million protesters in Hong Kong opposed to a proposed law that would allow China to extradite people from the semi-autonomous territory....
15:52 2019-06-14

Beijing Digs In on Hong Kong Extradition Bill China signaled no retreat from pursuing legislation to allow extradition from Hong Kong, despite massive weekend protests against the proposed law in the Chinese territory....
17:13 2019-06-10

Hong Kong riots: Further clashes between police and protesters as hundreds remain on the street in protest over extradition law Further clashes broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people continued to protest against a planned extradition law with mainland China....
15:26 2019-06-13

Raw: Hundreds of thousands protest extradition bill in Hong Kong Proposed amendments to a Hong Kong extradition bill that would allow the transfer of criminals to China drew hundreds of thousands of protesters.        ...
05:13 2019-06-10

Hong Kong leader to press on with extradition bill despite protests Hong Kong's chief executive has promised to move forward with a controversial extradition bill that it is feared could be used by China to make critics "disappear"....
07:52 2019-06-10

Hong Kong Legislature Fast-Tracks Extradition Bill Hong Kong’s legislature will fast-track its consideration of a widely unpopular proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to China, as opposition groups vowed renewed protests and some unions said they supported a strike Wednesday....
20:13 2019-06-11

Hong Kong 'suspends work' on controversial extradition bill City leader Carrie Lam held a press conference saying her government would 'suspend work' on the bill. The proposed law has triggered the biggest protests in the city since its British handover in 1997....
10:13 2019-06-15

After Protests, Hong Kong Suspends Divisive Extradition Bill Hong Kong's embattled leader on Saturday said a divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China would be "suspended" in a major climbdown from her government after a week of unprecedented......
13:13 2019-06-15

Hong Kong’s Leader Is Set to Delay Extradition Bill Indefinitely Postponing the bill, which would allow extradition to mainland China, would be a remarkable reversal for the city’s leader, who had vowed to press on despite huge protests....
09:26 2019-06-15

Uneasy calm in Hong Kong after day of violence over extradition bill Hong Kong riot police and protesters braced for possible further clashes across the city's financial district on Thursday after a day of violence over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
00:39 2019-06-13

New Hong Kong Protests, Strikes Planned Against Extradition Bill Opponents of a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China called for strikes and further protests this week, after the city’s leader vowed to push ahead with the bill despite hundreds of thousands of people marching against it....
22:26 2019-06-10

Hong Kong Suspends Extradition Bill That Sparked Protests Hong Kong’s leader suspended indefinitely an extradition bill that sparked the biggest protest since China reclaimed sovereignty over the financial center....
15:00 2019-06-15

Hong Kong activist vows to resist extradition bill A prominent Hong Kong student activist says many residents were angered by a decision by the territory’s leader to move ahead with a controversial extradition bill despite a massive weekend protest...
15:13 2019-06-10

Hong Kong Chief Executive halts extradition bill After days of protests, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that the government will suspend its controversial extradition bill.        ...
23:00 2019-06-15

Hong Kong media say controversial extradition bill may be suspended Hong Kong media reported on Saturday the city's government would suspend a proposed law on extradition to mainland China that sparked widespread anger and violent protests, with leader Carrie Lam planning to address reporters later in the day....
06:52 2019-06-15

Hong Kong leader signals extradition bill will go forward HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader has signaled that her government will go ahead with proposed amendments to its extradition laws after a massive protest against them. Chief Executive Carrie Lam told the media Monday that the legislation is important and will help Hong Kong uphold justice an...
07:26 2019-06-10

What's next for Hong Kong? Controversial extradition bill suspended, not scrapped After almost a week of massive street protests, Hong Kong's chief executive said Saturday that she has suspended a controversial extradition bill.        ...
18:52 2019-06-15

Hong Kong pupils petition against extradition bill as protests build Thousands of Hong Kong secondary school students are expected to boost numbers at a large rally being planned for Sunday to block sweeping legal changes that would allow fugitives captured in the city to be sent mainland China for trial....
22:52 2019-06-04

Brusque to bruised: Hong Kong's Lam caves to pressure on extradition bill With an escalating U.S. trade war, a faltering economy and tensions in the South China Sea vexing her bosses in Beijing, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeared in no mood to compromise on a planned extradition law at recent meetings, according to foreign envoys and business people who met with her....
19:13 2019-06-15

Adviser to Hong Kong leader calls for extradition bill delay Pro-Beijing politician also urges pause and diplomat distances China from lawThe pressure of Hong Kong public opinion against a proposed extradition law appears to be causing cracks in the unity of pro-Beijing leaders after two senior figures called for the legislation to be delayed or dropped.Hong ...
20:39 2019-06-14

Carrie Lam: A ‘Good Fighter’ in the Crisis Over the Hong Kong Extradition Bill Hong Kong’s chief executive is known for being a workaholic and for practically never backing down in a fight. Faced with protests over the proposed extradition bill, will she back down this time?...
20:00 2019-06-14

Hong Kong protest draws hundreds of thousands over extradition bill Several hundred thousand people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday night to protest a new extradition law that would allow China to extradite suspects from the city to face charges in mainland China....
18:00 2019-06-09

U.S. consulate welcomes Hong Kong decision to suspend extradition bill The United States Consulate in Hong Kong on Saturday welcomed a decision by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to suspend a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial....
13:00 2019-06-15

Hundreds of thousands are protesting an extradition bill in Hong Kong. Here's why. Crowds of protesters flooded the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to demonstrate against a proposed extradition bill.        ...
05:13 2019-06-10

Bowing to pressure, Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday indefinitely delayed a proposed law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after anger over the bill triggered the city's biggest and most violent street protests in decades....
19:13 2019-06-15

| Hong Kong leader refuses to scrap extradition bill despite rally Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader has refused to scrap a controversial plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, a day after record crowds came out to oppose the proposal....
14:39 2019-06-11

Tens of thousands paralyze Hong Kong's financial hub over extradition bill Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong surrounded the city's legislature on Wednesday, forcing it to postpone a second round of debate on an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
06:39 2019-06-12

Hong Kong extradition bill a 'terrible blow' to rule of law: Patten Hong Kong's last British governor Chris Patten said on Thursday a proposed extradition bill allowing suspects to be sent to China for trial is a "terrible blow" to the rule of law and will undermine Hong Kong's reputation as a global financial hub....
08:39 2019-06-06

Hong Kong may pause controversial extradition bill after mass protests Hong Kong's leader is expected to make an announcement Saturday on the future of a controversial China extradition bill, in an apparent bid to quell further unrest and mass demonstrations throughout the semi-autonomous Chinese city....
06:52 2019-06-15

Hong Kong businesses vow to strike as anger over extradition bill grows Protest groups to stage fresh rally and #612strike movement spreads before MPs scrutinise legislation on WednesdayScores of Hong Kong businesses have vowed to shut down as anger builds over government plans to push through a law allowing extraditions to China despite a huge weekend protest.The finan...
06:39 2019-06-11

International Pressure Is Growing on Hong Kong Over the Controversial Extradition Bill International pressure on Hong Kong is mounting after police Wednesday deployed tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters opposing a controversial extradition bill that would tighten Beijing’s hold on the semiautonomous territory. The chaos unfolding in the financial hub, where young, bla...
13:26 2019-06-13

Thousands rally in Hong Kong in fresh protests against extradition bill Thousands braved thunderstorms in Hong Kong on Tuesday for a fresh wave of protests against a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial, but the Chinese-ruled city's leader said she would not back down....
18:26 2019-06-11

Huge crowds again march in Hong Kong over proposed extradition bill Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents marched Sunday in opposition to proposed legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing.        ...
14:13 2019-06-16

| WATCH: Hong Kong government will not withdraw extradition bill: leader Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader has said she had no plans to withdraw a controversial plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, a day after huge crowds came out to oppose the proposal....
09:26 2019-06-10

Hong Kong leader suspends controversial extradition bill after protests Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday delayed indefinitely a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the bill sparked the biggest street protests in three decades....
13:00 2019-06-15

Hong Kong protesters push ahead with mass rally despite suspension of controversial bill Hong Kong is preparing for another day of protest as campaigners look to keep the pressure on the government, despite a move by the city's embattled leader to suspend a controversial extradition bill....
11:00 2019-06-16

Hong Kong government apologizes for extradition bill, but defiant crowds pressing on As thousands of Hong Kong residents jammed the city’s streets Sunday, the government apologized for the handling of an extradition bill.        ...
20:52 2019-06-16

Hong Kong leader apologizes to public after massive protests over extradition bill Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized to the public on Sunday with "utmost sincerity and humility" after the second massive protest in a week over a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
16:39 2019-06-16

Exclusive: Hong Kong police 'trapped in the middle' by polarizing extradition bill Several senior Hong Kong police officials feel caught between a rock and a hard place as city leader Carrie Lam tries to ram through contentious extradition laws that have triggered violent clashes between police and protesters....
06:52 2019-06-15

| WATCH: Hong Kong's embattled leader suspends divisive extradition bill Hong Kong's embattled leader on Saturday said a divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China would be "suspended" in a major climbdown from her government after a week of unprecedented protests....
13:13 2019-06-15

Huge Hong Kong protest expected in last push to scrap extradition bill At least half a million people in Hong Kong are expected to brave sweltering heat on Sunday to press the government to scrap a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China to face trial, organizers of the march said....
10:52 2019-06-08

Hong Kong extradition bill: Thousands march in large-scale protest Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Hong Kong as campaigners look to keep the pressure on the government, despite a move by the city's embattled leader to suspend a controversial extradition bill....
12:00 2019-06-16

Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam vows to push ahead with extradition bill Leader of government refuses to withdraw the bill, which critics fear could lead to abuse by BeijingThe leader of Hong Kong’s government has said she remains determined to pass a controversial extradition bill, despite an estimated one million people marching against the legislation on Sunday.The hu...
07:52 2019-06-10

Thousands rally as Hong Kong readies for mass strikes over extradition bill Hong Kong braced for mass strikes on Wednesday after thousands braved thunderstorms overnight to stage a wave of fresh protests against a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
03:13 2019-06-12

EU lodges formal diplomatic note against contentious Hong Kong extradition bill The European Union Office in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong issued a formal diplomatic "demarche" protest note to Hong Kong's leader on Friday over a proposed extradition law that could see individuals sent back to mainland China for trial....
11:39 2019-05-24

Hong Kong 'riot' protests force delay of controversial extradition bill Riot-like demonstrations in Hong Kong Wednesday forced the government to postpone a vote on a controversial extradition bill, and drew tear gas and rubber bullets from police....
18:52 2019-06-12

Hong Kong slams brakes on extradition bill amid massive protests The afternoon violence marked a major escalation in the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s biggest political crisis in years.        ...
20:13 2019-06-12

Large-scale protests return to Hong Kong despite suspension of extradition bill Protesters crammed subway stations and turned roads into a sea of black, in another massive demonstration against a proposal to allow extraditions to mainland China — even after the city’s leader backed off the bill. ...
11:39 2019-06-16

Hong Kong lawyers protest "polarizing" extradition bill in rare march More than 3,000 Hong Kong lawyers held a rare protest march on Thursday against a proposed extradition bill that could see individuals sent to China to face trial in what the last British governor said would be a "terrible blow" to the rule of law....
15:00 2019-06-06

Hong Kong to push ahead with extradition bill despite mass protests, fears that 'anyone can disappear' A controversial extradition bill that spurred massive protests and shut down the center of Hong Kong on Sunday will go forward, despite fears that mainland China's broadening footprint in the semi-autonomous territory could target critics....
22:13 2019-06-10

Hong Kong protests: Government buildings closed after days of violence over extradition bill Hong Kong authorities have shut down some government offices in the city's financial district for the rest of the week after another day of violence over a controversial extradition bill....
09:52 2019-06-13

Hong Kong leader expected to delay extradition bill ahead of more mass protests Carrie Lam to speak on Saturday afternoon for first time since protest crisis erupted in earnestHong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam is expected to announce a halt in efforts to pass a controversial new extradition law, after a week of mass protests and street violence put heavy pressure on the city’s lead...
08:52 2019-06-15

Hong Kong’s Leader Says Extradition Bill to Go Ahead Prompting Calls for Fresh Protests Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said Monday she will not scrap a contentious extradition plan or step down from her position, following a massive protest that gripped the city over the weekend. Speaking from the Legislative Council where hours earlier police and holdout protesters had clashed ov...
14:52 2019-06-10

B.C. experts predict ‘mass migration’ of expats from Hong Kong over extradition bill protests Vancouver immigration lawyers say they're preparing for a spike in document requests, as protests against a proposed extradition law rock the country....
05:52 2019-06-14

Hong Kong gears up for mass strikes as thousands rally overnight against extradition bill Hong Kong braced for mass strikes on Wednesday after thousands braved thunderstorms overnight to stage fresh protests against a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
22:26 2019-06-11

China reiterates support for Hong Kong government on extradition law China's central government firmly supports the Hong Kong government in passing an extradition law allowing people to be sent to mainland China for trial, the foreign ministry reiterated on Wednesday....
12:52 2019-06-12

Beijing supports Hong Kong move to delay extradition bill, condemns violent acts The central government in Beijing has expressed its support, respect and understanding for Hong Kong's decision to suspend an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China to face trial, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday....
13:00 2019-06-15

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as extradition bill protests turn to chaos Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into violent chaos....
00:39 2019-06-13

Hong Kong braces for more protests as political pressure builds to delay or scrap extradition bill As Hong Kong braces for another round of protests, there were signs among the city's political leaders that the proposed extradition bill that has triggered strong opposition might be delayed, if not watered down.        ...
18:26 2019-06-14

Telegram founder claims China disrupted the app to sabotage Hong Kong protesters As Hong Kong battles against the proposed extradition bill that would China more power over the autonomous territory, protesters in the city are said to have experienced an outage of Telegram‘s encrypted messaging service yesterday – and Beijing may have had something to do with it. Demonstrators in...
10:39 2019-06-13

| WATCH: Huge Hong Kong crowds protest against China extradition law Huge protest crowds have thronged Hong Kong as anger swells over plans to allow extradition to China, a proposal that has sparked the biggest public backlash against the city's pro-Beijing leadership in years....
16:26 2019-06-09

China warns Canada to stay out of Hong Kong extradition fight The warning came mere hours after Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland put out a statement reiterating Canada’s concerns about the planned law....
19:52 2019-06-13

Hong Kong extradition protests: demonstrators vow to keep fighting proposed bill after clashes outside government HQ leave at least 72 injured Hong Kong students and civil rights activists have vowed to continue protesting a proposed bill that would allow extradition to China, following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police that left at least 72 people injured....
04:00 2019-06-13

Hong Kong protests: Thousands gather to demand leader quits despite government turnaround on extradition bill Thousands of activists have gathered in Hong Kong for another day of protests despite a stunning turnaround by the government on a proposed extradition bill....
09:26 2019-06-16

Hong Kong citizens stage huge rally against China extradition plan Pro-democracy groups are eyeing the biggest single-day rally since 2003 against the government's extradition bill. International pressure against the plan is also mounting, with criticism coming from the EU and the US....
08:52 2019-06-09

Massive Protest Held in Hong Kong Against Proposal to Ease Extradition to China Protesters flooded the streets of Hong Kong Sunday to oppose a bill that would allow China to extradite fugitives from the semiautonomous region, bringing the busiest parts of the city to a standstill and drawing the largest crowds seen here since pro-democracy demonstrations paralyzed its center fo...
14:26 2019-06-09

Hong Kong pushes ahead with extradition law changes despite protest, fears over China role Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the legislation is important and will help Hong Kong uphold justice and fulfill its international obligations.        ...
18:13 2019-06-10

Outrage in Hong Kong as Extradition Plan Exposes Deep Fears of China’s Rule Petitions have drawn support from lawyers, teachers and even anime fans. Groups say the plan could hurt Hong Kong’s reputation as an international business hub....
19:26 2019-06-07

Hong Kong leader vows to go ahead with contentious China extradition law despite mass protest Hong Kong's top official doubled down on a plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland after hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding it be scrapped and she resign in the biggest protest to shake the city in years....
13:00 2019-06-10

Crowds demand Hong Kong's top official quit after only pausing on China extradition plan Hong Kong protesters took to the streets Sunday to demand the city's top official resign a day after she suspended — but did not withdraw —contentious legislation to allow extraditions to China that opponents say must be scrapped entirely....
15:52 2019-06-16

Hundreds of thousands in Hong Kong protest bill that would allow extraditions to China The city has been shaken by the growing reach of Chinese security forces, which have abducted dissident publishers and business executives off the streets without legal proceedings....
02:52 2019-06-10

Hong Kong suspends controversial proposed bill allowing extraditions to China Following days of protests and street clashes, Hong Kong's chief executive is prepared to suspend a controversial bill Saturday that would allow extraditions to mainland China, according to the city leader's advisers.        ...
12:26 2019-06-15

For now, Hong Kong leader backs off bill allowing extraditions to mainland China After days of sustained protests, Hong Kong’s government said it would indefinitely delay plans for a bill that would allow fugitives to be transferred to mainland China....
12:13 2019-06-15

Support wavers in Hong Kong for bill allowing extraditions to China after protests Cracks appeared to emerge on Friday in the support base for a proposed Hong Kong law that would allow extraditions to China as opponents of the bill vowed further demonstrations after hundreds of thousands took to the streets this week....
11:13 2019-06-14

Hong Kong pushes bill allowing extraditions to China despite biggest protest since handover Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China, a day after the city's biggest protest since its handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997....
00:52 2019-06-11

Massive Crowds Take To Streets in 'Last Fight' For Hong Kong Huge crowds of demonstrators took to the streets Sunday to protest a proposed law that would allow Beijing to take people from Hong Kong to stand trial in mainland China....
13:00 2019-06-09

Hong Kong Protest Live Updates: Thousands Take to the Streets Many protesters said they were no longer demonstrating only against a contentious extradition bill but also the city’s leadership and the police response to the protests....
09:13 2019-06-16

Hundreds of thousands take to streets in renewed Hong Kong protests – video report Protesters dressed in black have marched through central Hong Kong demanding a full retraction of the China extradition law. The huge new rally comes after Hong Kong's chief executive, Carrie Lam, announced an indefinite halt to the proposed bill, which would allow residents and visitors to be sent ...
20:39 2019-06-16

Hong Kong extradition law: What happens next? Hong Kong residents have proven more willing to come to the streets to fight back against a loss of political freedoms than to push for extra ones, and both the local and central governments appear to have a greater degree of flexibility or patience on these issues as well....
15:01 2019-06-15

Hong Kong police use tear gas on protesters Hong Kong police used tear gas against protesters who oppose a contentious extradition bill. Wednesday's protests delayed a debate over the legislative proposal that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. (June 12)        ...
14:00 2019-06-12

‘If All of Us Come Out, We Can Win.’ Hong Kong Protesters Call for Even Bigger March Hong Kong activists are calling for renewed protests with an even bigger turnout this weekend after police yesterday fired tear gas and rubber bullets in an attempt to quell demonstrations amid a spiraling political crisis. Opponents of a bill that would allow extradition to mainland China will join...
13:26 2019-06-13

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters Police fired tear gas and used rubber bullets on protesters in Hong Kong, in an attempt to drive away thousands of demonstrators who had blocked roads and forced the closure of the city’s legislature before lawmakers could debate a controversial extradition bill....
11:26 2019-06-12

A Guide to the Extradition Law That Has Hong Kong Protesting Hong Kong’s government is attempting to pass a law that would for the first time allow extraditions to mainland China. The proposal has generated massive opposition and a series of protests including hundreds of thousands of people at a June 9 rally. Nonetheless, the administration is pressing ahead...
21:13 2019-06-11

The Extradition Law That’s Got Hong Kong Protesting: QuickTake Hong Kong’s government is attempting to pass a law that would for the first time allow extraditions to mainland China. The proposal has generated massive opposition and a series of protests including hundreds of thousands of people at a June 9 rally. Nonetheless, the administration is pressing ahead...
12:52 2019-06-11

Photos From the Hong Kong Extradition Protests Demonstrations this week over a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China have produced some of the city’s biggest shows of dissent in years....
15:26 2019-06-12

Vast protest in Hong Kong against extradition law Critics say law will allow China to pursue political opponents and legitimise abductionHundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong in a vast protest against a proposed extradition law that critics say will allow mainland China to pursue its political opponents in the city,...
13:13 2019-06-09

Why Hong Kong's extradition law changes are fueling fears Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a bid to block changes to the Chinese-ruled city's extradition laws, which could pave the way for fugitives wanted by mainland China to be sent across the border for trial for the first time....
11:39 2019-06-08

The Hong Kong Extradition Protests in Pictures Demonstrations this week over a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China have produced some of the city’s biggest shows of dissent in years....
13:52 2019-06-12

'Sea of black' Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades....
11:52 2019-06-16

Hong Kong's digital battle: tech that helped protesters now used against them Wary of being tracked and targeted like activists inside China, protesters are keeping a low profile onlineIn early June, Ivan Ip, 22, joined a public chat group on Telegram called “Parade 69”, named for a mass demonstration planned in central Hong Kong to protest a bill allowing for the transfer of...
14:13 2019-06-14

Hong Kong protesters wary of Chinese surveillance technology Young Hong Kong residents protesting a proposed law that would allow suspects to be sent to China for trial are seeking to safeguard their identities from potential retaliation by authorities employing sophisticated facial recognition and other technology...
16:13 2019-06-13

Police use rubber bullets as Hong Kong protesters vow ‘no retreat’ Major roads blocked and city centre shuts down after tens of thousands turn out to protestHong Kong protests – live updatesWhat are the protests about?Riot police have used rubber bullets, batons and teargas against people in Hong Kong protesting against a controversial extradition bill that would t...
23:13 2019-06-12

Hong Kong Protesters Adjust Tactics With Lessons From 2014 The Hong Kong demonstrations of the past week have been haunted by the ghosts of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, with protesters drawing lessons about how to prepare while staying anonymous....
00:39 2019-06-14

A Digital Cat-and-Mouse Battle Between Police and Protesters in Hong Kong An attack against the messaging app Telegram and the arrest of a user show how the Hong Kong clash is unfolding digitally, with growing sophistication on both sides....
14:52 2019-06-13

Hong Kong protesters march demanding leader resign Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding that the city's leader completely withdraw an extradition bill and step down. Chief Executive Carrie Lam has only suspended the bill and refused to apologize for promoting it....
12:52 2019-06-16

Hong Kong lawyers protest proposed extradition law changes Hundreds of legal professionals dressed in black have joined a silent march in Hong Kong to protest proposed amendments to an extradition law that critics say would erode the territory’s independent legal system...
17:39 2019-06-06

Hong Kong judges see risks in proposed extradition changes Some Hong Kong judges fear they are being put on a collision course with Beijing as the territory's government pushes for sweeping legal changes that would for the first time allow fugitives captured in Hong Kong to be sent to China for trial....
06:00 2019-05-29

Why proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition law fueled protests Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has delayed indefinitely a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the bill sparked the biggest street protests in three decades....
11:00 2019-06-15

'The last fight for Hong Kong': activists gear up over extradition law Fears controversial bill, which has its second reading next week, will allow China to target political enemies with impunityIt has been called “the nail in Hong Kong’s coffin”, a bill that activists say will “legitimise Chinese abduction” from the city. But the city’s legislators are pushing ahead w...
05:13 2019-06-07

Hong Kong proposes safeguards to extradition law amendments Hong Kong's government says it is willing to raise the threshold for extraditing criminal suspects amid concerns over proposed amendments to the territory's extradition law....
12:01 2019-06-03

Hong Kong protests against extradition law spill into Sydney Anger in Hong Kong over a move to allow extraditions to mainland China spilled over into Sydney on Sunday, with migrants gathering for a protest and urging the Australian government to condemn the proposed new law....
13:39 2019-06-09

Mass Hong Kong protest against 'evil' extradition law Hundreds of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets of Hong Kong in a final bid to block a law it is feared could be used by China to make critics "disappear"....
12:52 2019-06-09

Hong Kong extradition protests turn violent Protests between protestors and Hong Kong police turned violent on Wednesday morning. Protestors of proposed extradition laws occupied the streets.        ...
11:52 2019-06-14

Hong Kong protesters scuffle with police, government offices shut Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people kept up a protest against a planned extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up big crowds....
23:39 2019-06-13

Hong Kong leader apologizes as protesters press demands for her to quit Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters maintained calls for her to resign over her handling of a bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
16:39 2019-06-16

Hong Kong police force back protesters trying to storm parliament A peaceful mass protest in Hong Kong over an extradition bill descended into violence in the early hours of Monday as several hundred protesters clashed with a similar number of police outside the city's parliament....
21:39 2019-06-09

'Delay is not withdrawal': Hong Kong protesters vow to push on with fresh rally Chief executive’s suspension of work on extraditions bill rejected by protest leaders as not enoughProtesters are preparing to flood Hong Kong’s streets again on Sunday over the postponed extradition bill, calling for a full retraction of the legislation amid fears authorities could resume efforts t...
07:13 2019-06-16

'They don’t want to be subjugated': US backs Hong Kong protesters gathering in historic numbers Top U.S. officials and bipartisan lawmakers are backing the protesters gathering in massive numbers in Hong Kong to stop legislation to allow extraditions to mainland China, warning that the tradition of human rights in the city is at stake....
16:26 2019-06-13

Hong Kong’s Freedom Protesters Mourn Their Martyr at an Emotional Vigil A man being hailed as a martyr of the Hong Kong freedom movement was mourned at an impassioned memorial Sunday, with protesters accusing the city’s top official Carrie Lam of being responsible for his death. “We have to mourn the martyr—he is a martyr. Carrie Lam should apologize t...
13:52 2019-06-16

Protesters scuffle with Hong Kong police, government offices shut Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people persevered with a protest against an extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up big crowds....
14:13 2019-06-13

Hong Kong Leader Apologises As Protesters Press Demands For Her To Quit Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters maintained calls for her to resign over her handling of a bill that would have allowed people to be......
19:39 2019-06-16

Police use batons and pepper spray on Hong Kong protesters – video Police have clashed with protesters on the streets of Hong Kong after after hundreds of thousands of people marched through the city in protest against a proposed extradition law critics say will let Beijing pursue its political enemies. A largely peaceful rally on Sunday outside the parliament and ...
00:00 2019-06-11

| WATCH: Violence breaks out as police try to clear Hong Kong protesters Police fight with protesters in Hong Kong, using batons and pepper spray as they try to clear demonstrators from the city's parliament after a massive crowds marched against plans to allow extraditions to China....
00:26 2019-06-10

Explainer: Why proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition law are fueling protests Hong Kong's government has indefinitely delayed the second round of debate on an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial for the first time, after chaotic protests by tens of thousands of people....
12:52 2019-06-12

EU tells Hong Kong leader of its concerns at extradition plans The European Union Office in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong told Hong Kong's leader of its concerns on Friday over a proposed extradition law that could see individuals sent back to mainland China for trial....
10:13 2019-05-24

Hong Kong activists get asylum in Germany; denounce extradition law Germany has granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges at home, they said on Wednesday, apparently the first time Germany has acknowledged such status for democracy campaigners from the Chinese-ruled city....
12:39 2019-05-23

Organizers: More than 1 million protest in Hong Kong against extradition plan Organizers estimated more than a million people turned out for a protest Sunday in Hong Kong against a government proposal that could allow extraditions to mainland China....
00:13 2019-06-10

Police and protestors clash in Hong Kong over extradition laws Protests between protestors and Hong Kong police turned violent on Wednesday morning. Protestors of proposed extradition laws occupied the streets.        ...
16:52 2019-06-12

Exclusive: Hong Kong judges see risks in proposed extradition changes Some Hong Kong judges fear they are being put on a collision course with Beijing as the special administrative region's government pushes for sweeping legal changes that would for the first time allow fugitives captured in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China for trial....
06:00 2019-05-29

U.S. warns extradition law changes may jeopardize Hong Kong's special status The United States said on Monday it was gravely concerned about proposed amendments to Hong Kong laws that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China and warned that such a move could jeopardize the special status Washington affords the territory....
03:39 2019-06-11

UPDATE 11-Protesters scuffle with Hong Kong police, government offices shut Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people kept up a protest against a planned extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up big crowds....
19:13 2019-06-13

‘Chaotic’ video shows Hong Kong police using batons, tear gas against protesters While many demonstrators remained peaceful, pockets of protesters charged police with umbrellas. Police responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and batons....
22:13 2019-06-12

No credit cards, no selfies: How Hong Kong’s protesters are evading the surveillance state Today's movement is intentionally leaderless, with participants using cash, encrypted apps and face masks to leave no trace for authorities to follow....
03:26 2019-06-16

Hong Kong Protest Updates: Police and Protesters in Tense Standoff After Clashes Demonstrators, protesting a contentious extradition bill, threw bricks, bottles and umbrellas at riot police guarding the city’s Legislative Council. The police responded with tear gas, pepper spray and batons....
13:52 2019-06-12

U.S. gravely concerned by proposed amendments to Hong Kong extradition laws The United States is gravely concerned about proposed amendments to Hong Kong laws that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Monday....
00:52 2019-06-11

Hong Kong's independence advocates fear reach of proposed extradition law Some Hong Kong independence activists say they may be forced to leave the city if a proposed extradition law allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial is enacted....
13:26 2019-05-31

Hong Kong gears up for protests, strikes as extradition anger boils over Hong Kong geared for more protests, including strikes, transport go-slows and even picnics, against a proposed extradition law that would allow people to be sent to China for trial, even as the city's leader vowed on Tuesday to push ahead with the bill....
09:00 2019-06-11

Hong Kong plunged into political crisis after huge protest against extradition law Hong Kong was plunged into a fresh political crisis on Sunday night after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to thwart a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial....
18:00 2019-06-09

Hong Kong Protester Dies After Unfurling Anti-Extradition Banner A man has died after unfurling a banner protesting Hong Kong’s extradition bill on the side of a shopping mall, local media reports. The man, described by Hong Kong’s Apple Daily newspaper as “about 30 years old,” climbed up construction scaffolding on Saturday afternoon at t...
19:26 2019-06-15

| Hong Kong protesters | Trump, Kim Jong Un progress: WATCH the top world new videos for today Hong Kong protesters prepare barricades near government offices | A year since Singapore, has Trump made progress?; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
08:00 2019-06-12

Police repeatedly fire tear gas on protesters as confrontation turns violent in Hong Kong Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Wednesday with large crowds of protesters gathering around the local legislature as lawmakers postponed debate on proposed legal changes that would allow extraditions to mainland China....
13:39 2019-06-12

U.S. State Department Expresses ‘Grave Concern’ Over Hong Kong Extradition Proposal The U.S. State Department expressed “grave concern” over a proposed law in Hong Kong that would allow extraditions to mainland China, warning that the move could further undermine the city’s freedoms and damage its business environment. The proposal, under debate in Hong Kong&rsquo...
01:26 2019-06-11

Bill that set off big protest to go to Hong Kong legislature HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader says a highly controversial extradition bill will proceed to the territory’s legislature. Carrie Lam’s comments on Tuesday came after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory over the weekend to...
06:52 2019-06-11

Exclusive: Hong Kong tycoons start moving assets offshore as fears rise over new extradition law Some Hong Kong tycoons have started moving personal wealth offshore as concern deepens over a local government plan to allow extraditions of suspects to face trial in China for the first time, according to financial advisers, bankers and lawyers familiar with such transactions....
21:26 2019-06-14

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam signals extradition law that drew big protests will go forward; says it’ll “uphold justice” HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam signals extradition law that drew big protests will go forward; says it’ll “uphold justice” The post Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam signals extradition law that drew big protests will go forward; says it’ll “uphold justice”...
07:26 2019-06-10

Q&A: Why bill proposed in Hong Kong set off huge protests Thousands of protesters blocked entry to Hong Kong's government headquarters Wednesday, delaying a debate over a legislative proposal that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China....
10:13 2019-06-12

The Latest: Hong Kong students protest bill in Taiwan HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the debate around Hong Kong extradition legislation (all times local): 2 p.m. Dozens of people are protesting outside the Hong Kong Consulate in Taiwan to denounce proposed amendments to Hong Kong’s extradition laws. Hong Kong students sitting outside the consulate i...
09:26 2019-06-12

Hong Kong on edge as pressure grows to delay fugitive bill HONG KONG (AP) — Pressure on Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has been mounting, with signs emerging that she may delay an unpopular extradition bill that has drawn hundreds of thousands of people into the streets in protest. Reports say Lam is expected to make an announcement Saturday a...
04:39 2019-06-15

The Latest: Hong Kong sets June 20 vote on contentious bill HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the controversy over Hong Kong’s extradition laws (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The head of Hong Kong’s legislature has announced the schedule for debate on contentious changes to the territory’s extradition laws, setting a vote by June 20. Legislature...
12:00 2019-06-11

Hong Kong Leader Says She Won’t Back Down on Bill That Provoked Huge Protest Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, said the government was pursuing a law that would allow extraditions to mainland China “out of our clear conscience.”...
12:13 2019-06-10

Hong Kong to push ahead with bill that sparked huge protest Hong Kong’s government has signaled it will push forward on amending extradition laws despite a massive protest that underscored fears the public has about China’s broadening footprint in the semi-autonomous territory...
10:52 2019-06-10

Hundreds Of Thousands In Hong Kong Protest Bill On Chinese Extraditions Corporate lawyers and university students, housewives and religious leaders, migrant workers and artists - a seeming cross-section of society - rose up on Sunday in one of the largest demonstrations......
03:52 2019-06-10

Activists push Sunday protest despite Hong Kong bill delay Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill that sparked the city’s biggest public protests in years, but activists say new demonstration will go forward...
03:26 2019-06-16

After bill fiasco, Hong Kong chief fights for political life Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has found herself in a precarious position after she was forced to back down from an unpopular extradition bill seen as eroding the territory’s democratic values...
03:26 2019-06-16

Hong Kong Leader Suspends Extradtion Bill; Activists Say Sunday Protest Still On Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks at a press conference in Hong Kong Saturday, June 15, 2019. Lam said she will suspend a proposed extradition bill indefinitely in response to widespread public unhappiness over the measure, which would enable authorities to send some suspects to st...
15:00 2019-06-15

Some in Hong Kong’s Pro-Beijing Camp Break Ranks, Calling for Delay of Bill A top adviser to Hong Kong’s leader said it would be impossible to rush through an extradition bill after unrest in the wake of clashes between the police and protesters....
12:13 2019-06-14

U.S. Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill Supporting Democracy in Hong Kong in the Wake of Violent Unrest Members of Congress have reintroduced a bill defending Hong Kong’s autonomy in the wake of violent protests over a controversial proposal to amend the city’s extradition law that would allow the transfer of suspects to mainland China. The bipartisan Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy A...
06:13 2019-06-14

Hong Kong protests: 'This discontent is really about China' More than a million Hong Kongers have taken to the streets to protest against a Beijing-backed extradition bill. But are the rallies more about public anger toward China's role in the city's affairs?...
16:52 2019-06-13

Hong Kong protest: Hundreds surround government HQ in protest against controversial extradition law Hundreds of protesters have surrounded Hong Kong's government headquarters in a bid to block a debate on a highly controversial law that would allow extradition to mainland China....
07:26 2019-06-12

| China tells US to stop trying to 'mess up' Hong Kong Beijing on Friday denounced what it called "violent interference" by US lawmakers critical of what they see as a worsening human rights environment in Hong Kong....
23:13 2019-06-14

Valuations in China and Hong Kong look 'fairly decent': Investor Binay Chandgothia of Principal Global Investors says he would start looking to add exposure to stocks in Hong Kong and China as they sell off more. He says the markets could fall up to 10 percent further in the worst case....
12:39 2019-06-13

'Hong Kong' searches surge behind China's Great Firewall Chinese censors are working hard to erase or block news of the Hong Kong protests on social media and search platforms amid a surge in interest from mainland internet users....
05:00 2019-06-14

China says Hong Kong matters purely an internal affair China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that Hong Kong matters are purely a Chinese internal affair and China demands the United States stops interfering in Hong Kong's affairs....
12:00 2019-06-11

Sieren's China: Hong Kong is losing room to maneuver There is no doubt that Hong Kong belongs to China. But DW's Frank Sieren does not believe fugitives on the island should be extradited to the mainland, where they would be subject to a problematic legal system....
03:52 2019-06-14

China Summons US Envoy To Complain About Hong Kong Remarks China summoned a senior US diplomat on Friday to lodge a formal complaint about US comments on Hong Kong, after proposed US legislation that would require the government to justify the continuation of......
01:13 2019-06-15

China summons U.S. diplomat to complain about Hong Kong remarks China summoned a senior U.S. diplomat on Friday to lodge a formal complaint about U.S. comments on Hong Kong, after proposed U.S. legislation that would require the government to justify the continuation of special treatment for the territory....
15:52 2019-06-14

How Hong Kong’s Leader Made the Biggest Political Retreat by China Under Xi Limited consultation within the Hong Kong government, and none with the public, led to an unexpected setback for local authorities and China’s government....
19:39 2019-06-15

Trump confident Hong Kong and China will 'work things out' after protests U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was sure China and Hong Kong would be able to "work things out" after mass protests in the city against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
00:39 2019-06-13

Mass protest in Hong Kong over law critics fear could allow China to snatch anyone Tens if not hundreds of thousands of protesters are due to take to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday to oppose a controversial extradition bill that would enable China to extradite fugitives from the city....
05:13 2019-06-09

| Boy or girl? Hong Kong at centre of banned China gender test Shady middle-men are openly advertising on Chinese social media to smuggle blood samples of pregnant women to Hong Kong to skirt the mainland's ban on gender testing, an AFP investigation has found....
20:39 2019-05-22

China state media blames Hong Kong protests on 'lawlessness' Protests in Hong Kong over planned new extradition laws with China are "hammering" the city's reputation, with outbreaks of "lawlessness" undermining rule of law, Chinese state media said in editorials published on Thursday....
02:00 2019-06-13

China foreign ministry says Hong Kong affairs an internal matter China's foreign ministry said on Saturday Hong Kong matters were a Chinese internal affair and no country, organization or individual has a right to interfere....
13:00 2019-06-15

China flooded Telegram to stem dissent in Hong Kong, hints founder Secure messaging app Telegram has become the method of choice for communication between protesters and activists around the world, most recently in Hong Kong. However, this week the app has been the target of a massive cyber attack which founder Pave......
17:52 2019-06-13

Telegram says China was behind a powerful attack that disrupted the service during Hong Kong protests Telegram is one of the end-to-end encrypted chat apps out there that offers the same kind of security as iMessage or WhatsApp when it comes to protecting chats and voice communications. It’s also the kind of app that pisses off governments and intelligence services since they can’t get a...
20:13 2019-06-13

Thousands gather in Hong Kong for China's lone Tiananmen Square memorial Tens of thousands of people gathered in Hong Kong on Tuesday for the lone memorial in China commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre....
02:52 2019-06-05

China calls on Germany to correct 'mistakes' over asylum for Hong Kong independence activists China has made "solemn representations" to Germany after it granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges in the Chinese-ruled city, demanding it correct its "mistakes", state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday....
17:00 2019-05-25

China, Hong Kong homebuyers play cross-border musical chairs in Bay Area An ambitious plan to transform the industrial towns of China's Pearl River Delta into a modern economic zone powered by new technology ventures has triggered a rush of cross-border property investments between Hong Kong and the mainland....
12:39 2019-06-13

China Allegedly Conducting Cyber Attacks Against Telegram Messaging App to Suppress Hong Kong Protests The Chinese government is allegedly conducting cyber attacks against the messaging app Telegram in an effort to frustrate this week’s protests in Hong Kong, according to the CEO of Telegram.Read more......
13:13 2019-06-13

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov Links DDoS Cyber-Attack to Hong Kong Unrest, China Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that appeared to originate from China, the company's CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong....
12:52 2019-06-13

Protesters take to Brazil's streets – in pictures Tens of thousands of students, academics and teachers have marched throughout the vast South American country in protest against ultraconservative president Jair Bolsonaro’s cuts to education, including moves to dramatically reduce funding for federal universitiesStudents protest across Brazil over ...
07:26 2019-05-31

Extinction Rebellion protesters plans to swarm key London roads and block traffic during rush hour Extinction Rebellion is planning to cause rush-hour chaos on Friday by blocking major roads in south-east London to protest against dangerous levels of air pollution....
09:52 2019-06-13

Protesters return to streets in Honduras, despite president's concessions Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez's decision to repeal decrees that have sparked violent demonstrations against his government in recent days failed to stop protesters from returning to the streets on Monday....
04:26 2019-06-04

Donald Trump baby blimp takes off for a second time as protesters take to the streets The giant inflatable Donald Trump 'baby' blimp has taken off over Parliament Square for a second time, as thousands of people were preparing to take to the streets in protest at the US president's official state visit to the UK....
01:26 2019-06-05

The Latest: Hong Kongers, in black, jam streets in protest HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 3 p.m. Thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly in black, have jammed streets and subway stations to protest the government’s handling of a proposed extradition bill. The crowds, walking slowly ...
11:00 2019-06-16

Congress Says Will Oppose, Debate "Some Provisions" In Triple Talaq Bill With the government all set to bring a fresh bill in Parliament to ban the practice of instant triple talaq, the Congress on Thursday said there are still some issues which it will debate and oppose....
20:13 2019-06-13

Hong Kong’s Autonomy Hong Kong is an island of free speech and civil liberties in an authoritarian sea. It is not, however, a democracy. Citizens have never had the power to choose their top leader, neither as part of China since 1997 nor as an outpost of the British Empire for 156 years before that. In 2014, the prospe...
13:00 2019-06-10

Let's try the food at the Hong Kong McDonald's I’m spending time in one of the world’s indisputably great food cities and here I am sitting with a shamefully large order of food at a Hong Kong McDonald’s. Why? Because I find it a fascinating anthropological exercise. McDonald’s is a global unit of currency, and every territory has its interpreta...
10:26 2019-05-30

Opinion: Hong Kong wants democracy More than one million people took to Hong Kong's streets on Sunday to protest the new extradition-to-China law. What they're calling for is totally legitimate, says Alexander Görlach....
13:39 2019-06-12

The US must stand with the people of Hong Kong But for policies to be effective we must keep in mind how US actions affect the debate within China, where there is vigorous struggle over the country’s futureAs the United States engages in an increasingly heated debate over policy towards China – the fight against Huawei, the trade war, talk of a ...
08:52 2019-06-15

Opinion: Hong Kong unrest has no end in sight The Hong Kong government has put a controversial extradition law on ice. But the government's suspension will not solve the unrest, it only means a temporary respite, says DW's Philipp Bilsky....
18:13 2019-06-15

Beijing Meddles With Hong Kong at Its Own Peril The possibility that residents or visitors could be exposed to the mainland’s opaque judicial system is likely to haunt investors and businesspeople in Hong Kong....
13:13 2019-06-11

Alibaba Considers Listing in Hong Kong Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba is weighing a plan to list in Hong Kong, a move that would create a round-the-clock market for its shares and bring in more investors from the region....
12:39 2019-05-28

Firebombs set off near 2 Hong Kong police stations HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong are investigating apparent firebomb attacks outside the police headquarters and a police station. Police say a man threw an ignited glass bottle toward a police vehicle Friday morning before fleeing in a car. The bottle landed next to the vehicle, which was ...
13:52 2019-06-07

Q&A: Why hundreds of thousands protested in Hong Kong Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend to protest a legislative proposal that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China....
17:39 2019-06-10

Alibaba files for Hong Kong listing - Bloomberg Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong initial public offering, Bloomberg reported https://bloom.bg/2ICeJNR on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter....
10:52 2019-06-13

Hong Kong activists warn of violence if protests are ignored Young people say they feel they have no choice but to become more radical: ‘They never listen’Brian Chan, a 23-year-old university graduate, was having his arms rinsed in saline water at a makeshift first-aid station manned by volunteers. Both his arms were red from an allergic reaction after he was...
15:00 2019-06-14

How Trump Could Suddenly Amplify Hong Kong Protests Protesters in gas masks flooding the streets of Hong Kong might hope U.S. President Donald Trump ratchets up pressure against the former British colony’s China-backed leadership. Trump has the unilateral power to rescind Hong Kong’s status as a preferential trading partner -- a potentially huge blow...
19:00 2019-06-13

How Trump Could Suddenly Amplify the Hong Kong Protests Trump has the unilateral power to rescind Hong Kong’s status as a preferential trading partner -- a potentially huge blow that would undermine confidence in the Asian financial hub. ...
23:13 2019-06-13

Alibaba files for Hong Kong listing: Bloomberg Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong initial public offering, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter....
09:00 2019-06-13

Violent protests broke out in Hong Kong — Here's what happened Large crowds of protesters gathered around the local legislature as lawmakers postponed a debate on a legal change that's been condemned by hundreds of thousands in the city. The protesters are vowing to stop a government plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, but the heart of the demons...
03:26 2019-06-13

Alibaba Files Plans to List in Hong Kong Alibaba Group Holding has filed confidential paperwork for a Hong Kong listing, according to people familiar with the matter, kicking off a process that could see the Chinese internet giant raise billions of dollars from a large stock sale in the coming months....
15:39 2019-06-13

| WATCH: The morning after Hong Kong's violent protest Rubbish is strewn across Hong Kong's city centre in the morning after violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police a day earlier. WATCH NOW....
08:00 2019-06-13

The Latest: Analyst says pressure rising on Hong Kong’s Lam HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong extradition bill and protests (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A noted Hong Kong political analyst says the pressure on the territory’s chief executive to step down or back away from plans to push through an unpopular extradition bill is growing. Willy ...
10:52 2019-06-14

Hong Kong Interbank Rates Hit Highest Since 2008 The rates at which Hong Kong’s banks lend to one another surged to levels last seen during the global financial crisis, but economists said seasonal swings in cash demands likely played a bigger role in the move than political unrest in the city....
12:52 2019-06-13

Timeline: A growing unease in Hong Kong about the future A series of steps by the Chinese and Hong Kong governments in recent years have prompted a growing uneasiness among Hong Kong residents about their future, a concern that burst out in a protest by hundreds of thousands of people last weekend....
15:52 2019-06-11

Hong Kong ex-JPMorgan princeling case gets personal A case by Hong Kong’s ICAC against an individual on bribery charges is another example of Asia-Pacific regulators targeting the person as well as the institution....
14:39 2019-05-21

The Latest: Hong Kong apologizes for handling of situation Hong Kong’s China-backed government has apologized over the handling of politically charged legislation that sparked massive street protests over the past week...
16:13 2019-06-16

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Leader, Retreats, but Her Critics Want More The extradition bill has been suspended, but calls for new protests foreshadow more upheaval in Hong Kong and signal that Mrs. Lam’s troubles are not over....
19:39 2019-06-15

Ex-Philippine judge says she was held at Hong Kong airport A former Philippine Supreme Court justice who once accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court says she was barred for hours from entering Hong Kong for unspecified reasons...
15:26 2019-05-21

Hong Kong looks to raise up to $1 billion in green bonds Hong Kong is looking to raise between $500 million and $1 billion in five-year green bonds as the former British colony looks to establish itself as a center for green finance....
19:01 2019-05-21

30 Years Later, Hong Kong Still Harbors the Spirit of Tiananmen The center of one of the densest metropolises in the world fell momentarily quiet Tuesday night, as well over a hundred thousand people gathered in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park bowed their heads and held flickering candles to observe a minute of silence commemorating the bloodshed around Beijing&...
16:39 2019-06-04

Traffic in Hong Kong flowing day after political crisis flared Traffic was restored in the heart of Hong Kong on Thursday following violent clashes the day before between police and protesters who oppose legislation that would allow criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial....
06:13 2019-06-13

Hong Kong raises $1 billion in oversubscribed first green bond Hong Kong raised $1 billion from the sale of its first green bond on Wednesday, as the former British colony looks to establish itself as a center for green finance....
06:13 2019-05-22

Hong Kong Police Face Criticism Over Force Used at Protests Videos of the protests in which officers appear to be using excessive force circulated widely across social media, drawing condemnation from activists and opposition lawmakers....
21:00 2019-06-13

Hong Kong Remembers Tiananmen Square Victims 30 Years On More than 180,000 people attended a Hong Kong vigil remembering victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre 30 years ago, organizers said, equaling the record turnout....
05:52 2019-06-05

Thousands march in Hong Kong to commemorate June 4 protests HONG KONG (AP) — More than 2,000 people are marching in Hong Kong to mark 30 years since a pro-democracy protest in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square ended in bloodshed. Demonstrators took to the streets Sunday afternoon holding yellow umbrellas that read “Support Freedom, Oppose Evil Laws.R...
13:01 2019-05-26

Hong Kong’s Retreat Chips Away at Xi Jinping’s Iron Image The suspension of legislation to extradite suspects to China was the biggest political reversal of Xi Jinping’s years in power. Will it undermine his rule?...
15:39 2019-06-16

US dismisses Beijing's tongue-lashing over Hong Kong controversy Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s team needled China by urging Hong Kong not to pass a controversial extradition bill, just hours after similar comments provoked a tongue-lashing in Beijing....
03:13 2019-06-15

Tiananmen Square massacre marked with Hong Kong vigil More than 100,000 gather for anniversary but many fear for future of commemorationMore than 100,000 people have gathered in Hong Kong for a candlelight vigil to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.The event is the biggest and traditionally the only major commemoration of the i...
02:26 2019-06-05

As a former lawyer, I’m protesting to save the rule of law in Hong Kong | Anonymous The extradition bill would bulldoze our legal system and hurt our economy. I’ve lost faith in China’s promise of democracyThe ninth of June 2019 was a Sunday. Any other Sunday in summer at Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, old men and women would do their usual walkabouts and maids would gather, spread out g...
15:26 2019-06-13

US Student Wrote, "I'm From Hong Kong." Intense Chinese Anger Followed Sitting on a bus in Boston, thousands of miles from her home in Hong Kong, college student Frances Hui crossed paths with an inquisitive fellow passenger. Where are you from? the passenger pressed....
05:39 2019-05-26

Timeline: Unease grows in Hong Kong about eroding freedoms Steps by the Chinese and Hong Kong governments in recent years have raised unease among Hong Kong residents about their future, a concern that burst out in a protest by hundreds of thousands of people last weekend....
10:13 2019-06-12

Germany grants asylum to two Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Two pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong have sought and secured refugee status in Germany. The decision shows concern that Beijing is limiting rights in semi-autonomous Hong Kong....
21:39 2019-05-22

Hong Kong Activist Granted Asylum by Germany: 'I Had No Choice' Germany has granted asylum to two Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, a sign of waning international confidence in the city’s political freedoms and justice system....
18:52 2019-05-22

Beijing’s reaction to Hong Kong protests has been muted so far. Will that continue? After suppressing information about the protests earlier this week, China’s state-controlled media started reporting some details on Thursday, though they distorted some facts....
15:13 2019-06-13

Telegram hit by massive Chinese cyberattack during Hong Kong protests The app, which says it has 200 million users worldwide, has been widely used in Hong Kong to coordinate demonstrations against a controversial extradition bill....
16:26 2019-06-13

The long road: Hong Kong's democratic struggles since 1997 On July 1, 1997, Tung Chee-Hwa, the first chief executive of Hong Kong, declared, "For the first time in history, we, the people of Hong Kong, will be master of our own destiny."...
16:00 2019-06-12

Hong Kong quiet now, but prospect of new protest looms large HONG KONG (AP) — Calm appeared to have returned to Hong Kong after days of protests by students and human rights activists opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in mainland Chinese courts. The prospect of further protests over the weekend loomed large, however, with demonstrators s...
05:00 2019-06-14

30 Years After Tiananmen, the Future for Protest in Hong Kong Is Hazy As demonstrators in Hong Kong prepare to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, one question on people’s minds is: For how much longer? Many in this city fear Beijing’s increasingly heavy influence is starting to stifle their freedoms....
13:52 2019-06-02

Hong Kong's first female leader fights for political life Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam steadily climbed her way up bureaucratic ranks to capture the top position in the former British colony, relying on sheer intelligence, ambition, canny networking and an astute deference to authority....
19:52 2019-06-15

Hong Kong braces for protests as government shuts offices Hong Kong braced for another day of anti-government protests on Thursday after scenes of violence and chaos shook the normally peaceful global trade and finance center a day earlier....
03:26 2019-06-13

Hong Kong authorities shut government offices due to protests Hong Kong authorities were shutting government offices in the city's financial district for the rest of the week after a day of violence over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
02:39 2019-06-13

How this Hong Kong CEO from a billionaire family is reinventing hotels for millennials "When I look at Rosewood, I see myself as a target customer. So, that makes it quite easy to kind of craft the experiences, because I would be looking at the lens of the millennial travelers," Sonia Cheng told CNBC's "The Brave Ones."...
08:00 2019-05-31

Hong Kong set for street march, mourns death of protester HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is bracing for another massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill, a week after the crisis brought as many as 1 million into the streets. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Saturday said she was suspending work on the bill that would allow some suspects to be ...
05:52 2019-06-16

Mass street protests are an expression of Hong Kong's identity With controls tightening over Chinese society, many Hong Kongers feel the need to protect their right to dissentIn Hong Kong, people have most of the freedoms of a democracy except the right to choose their leaders. The city’s last British governor, Chris Patten, described it as a place that enjoyed...
16:52 2019-06-13

Alibaba files to list in Hong Kong as soon as third quarter: source Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong listing that will take place as soon as the third quarter of this year, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters....
11:39 2019-06-13

Hong Kong leader Lam to meet media at 3 p.m. on Saturday: statement Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will meet the media at 3 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Saturday, a government statement said, amid reports the government will suspend a proposed bill on extradition to mainland China that sparked protests....
13:00 2019-06-15

U.S. senators propose law for annual certification of Hong Kong autonomy U.S. lawmakers on Thursday responded to the crisis in Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law with China by introducing legislation that would require the U.S. government to justify the continuation of special treatment for the territory....
11:13 2019-06-14

Alibaba plans $20 billion Hong Kong listing: sources Alibaba Group is considering raising as much as $20 billion through a second listing and has picked Hong Kong as the venue, three sources told Reuters, in another blockbuster deal after its record $25 billion public float in New York in 2014....
04:39 2019-05-28

Hong Kong expects more rallies demanding leader resign Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding the city's leader step down and withdraw an extradition bill. Chief Executive Carrie Lam suspended an unpopular extradition bill and refused to apologize for promoting it....
06:52 2019-06-16

Drone video shows massive protest in Hong Kong Thousands of protesters blocked entry to Hong Kong's government headquarters on Wednesday, delaying a legislative session on a proposed extradition bill that has heightened fears over greater Chinese control. (June 12)        ...
20:39 2019-06-12

Hong Kong restaurant owner strikes to support protests HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong restaurant owner Kelvin Chung has joined other small businesses in closing their doors to show solidarity with thousands of protesters who besieged the legislature Wednesday. The 30-year-old said he felt obliged to join the strike because he cared about the future of Hong ...
16:52 2019-06-12

Hong Kong court: Denying same-sex spousal benefits unlawful HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal says the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples in a ruling hailed as a major step forward for same-sex equality in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The court Thursday overturned an earlier judgment, sayin...
09:39 2019-06-06

Hong Kong activists secure refugee status in Germany, one says Germany has granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing charges at home, one of them said on Wednesday, in what is apparently the first time Germany has acknowledged such status for democracy campaigners from the Chinese-ruled city....
17:13 2019-05-22

The long road: Hong Kong autonomy has been tested since 1997 On July 1, 1997, Tung Chee-Hwa, the first chief executive of Hong Kong, declared, "For the first time in history, we, the people of Hong Kong, will be master of our own destiny."...
11:00 2019-06-13

The Latest: Hong Kong session delayed as protest gathers The start of a Hong Kong legislative session on a contentious extradition bill has been delayed as protesters massed outside to block entry to the chamber and government headquarters...
06:00 2019-06-12

China's forgotten protesters: the other Tiananmens | podcast Hundreds of Chinese cities were involved in the student-led demos in 1989. The Guardian’s Lily Kuo discusses the uprisings outside of Beijing. Plus: Patrick Wintour on Saudi Arabia’s hand in Sudan’s military crackdownZhou Guocong who lived on the outskirts of Chengdu, China left home on 6 June 1989 ...
09:13 2019-06-06

Hong Kong Independence Activists Granted Refugee Status In Germany Two former Hong Kong independence activists have been granted refugee status in Germany in what is one of the first cases of dissenters from the semi-autonomous Chinese city receiving such protection....
16:13 2019-05-22

Chinese cyberattack hits encrypted messaging app used by Hong Kong protestors BEIJING — An encrypted messaging app said Thursday that it was hit by a powerful cyberattack from China as a major protest unfolded in Hong Kong. The attack on the Telegram app, which slowed connectivity but did not compromise user data, came as thousands surrounded Hong Kong government headquarters...
20:26 2019-06-13

Chinese paper says 'foreign forces' trying to create havoc in Hong Kong "Foreign forces" are trying to hurt China by creating chaos in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that has prompted mass protests in the former British colony, an official Chinese newspaper said on Monday....
02:26 2019-06-10

| Chinese media blames Hong Kong demo on collusion with West Chinese media on has blamed foreign interference over the huge protest that brought central Hong Kong to a standstill, accusing opponents of the city's pro-Beijing government of "collusion with the West"....
09:26 2019-06-10

Trump To Raise Hong Kong Protests With Xi Jinping At G20: Mike Pompeo US President Donald Trump will discuss the mass protests in Hong Kong with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 summit, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday....
17:13 2019-06-16

What’s happening in Hong Kong? Scenes from the biggest protests in half a decade. Clashes in Hong Kong turn violent as protesters challenge a new extradition bill that would effectively apply China’s justice system to the people of Hong Kong...
01:13 2019-06-13

Indian Artist To Present Largest Solo Show In Hong Kong The largest-ever solo Hong Kong exhibition of Indian artist NS Harsha, known for his multi-faceted artistic practice, would show how textile is a blank canvas that allows for imagination and......
15:00 2019-05-22

Hong Kong Protest: Organizers Claim Record Turnout of Nearly 2 Million The day after Hong Kong’s leader indefinitely suspended a bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, massive crowds of protesters filled the city’s streets, increasing public pressure on the government to eliminate the bill completely....
18:26 2019-06-16

The Latest: Hong Kong leader says Taiwan stance aids delay Hong Kong’s leader has said Taiwan’s insistence that it would not hand over a suspect in the slaying of a Hong Kong woman on the island helped her decide to shelve an extradition bill...
12:13 2019-06-15

US briefing: Trump's 'secret' Mexico plan, Hong Kong and ExxonMobil Wednesday’s top story: President’s agreement already largely revealed by Mexican officials. And Team USA’s perfect World Cup openerSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
14:13 2019-06-12

Hong Kong's protest movement was on life support. Then the government revived it As Hong Kong welcomed the start of 2019, the city's pro-democracy movement, made famous around the world after the Umbrella Movement, was in the doldrums....
08:39 2019-06-10

Hong Kong shops, workers in rare strike to 'defend freedom' Hong Kong retailer Alan Li shut up shop on Wednesday, joining about 100 businesses and numerous workers in a rare strike to protest against an extradition bill that many fear will undermine freedom and confidence in the commercial hub....
12:52 2019-06-12

Huge crowds march in Hong Kong, piling pressure on leader Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly in black, jammed the city's streets Sunday in a march protesting the government's handling of a proposed extradition bill....
11:13 2019-06-16

US briefing: Kushner company, Hong Kong protests and US-Mexico deal Monday’s top story: Firm part-owned by president’s son-in-law received $90m from offshore investors. Plus, San Francisco’s fog is an Instagram hitSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
13:13 2019-06-10

The Latest: Hong Kong activists urge public to hold strike The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 1 p.m. Hong Kong activists are encouraging the public to support strikes by workers, teachers and students on Monday....
11:13 2019-06-16

Hong Kong reports second swine fever case, to cull 4,700 pigs Hong Kong has confirmed its second case of African swine fever, in a further sign that the virus is continuing to spread beyond mainland China, with the government ordering a cull of 4,700 animals....
07:26 2019-06-01

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets At Protestors HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday in opposition to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the terr...
16:52 2019-06-12

Hong Kong's protest movement was on life support. Then government revived it As Hong Kong welcomed the start of 2019, the city's pro-democracy movement, made famous around the world after the Umbrella Movement, was in the doldrums....
12:52 2019-06-10

Hong Kong holds somber Tiananmen vigil as Beijing goes into lockdown Tens of thousands joined a somber candlelight vigil in Hong Kong on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire on student-led democracy protesters in and around Tiananmen Square, as authorities in Beijing went into lockdown....
17:26 2019-06-04

City of dissent: How Hong Kong has a long and proud tradition of protesting From the Leftist riots of the 1960s to an uprising that fought a "brainwashing" National Education system, Hongkongers have always protested. But has the government stopped caring?...
06:52 2019-06-15

Hong Kong gears up for fresh protests, strikes as anger boils over Hong Kong geared for more protests, including strikes, transport go-slows and even picnics, against a proposed extradition law that would allow people to be sent to China for trial, even as the city's leader vowed on Tuesday to push ahead with the bill....
07:13 2019-06-11

Traffic flowing in heart of Hong Kong as rain curbs protests Traffic restored in the heart of Hong Kong day after clashes between police and protesters who oppose legislation that would allow criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial...
05:00 2019-06-13

Washington warns Hong Kong to watch for vessel carrying Iranian oil The United States has warned Hong Kong to be on alert for a vessel carrying Iranian petroleum that may seek to stop in the Asia financial hub, and said that any entity providing services to the vessel will be violating U.S. sanctions....
18:13 2019-05-28

The Latest: Hong Kong police mobilize amid protest calls HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on a highly contentious extradition bill in Hong Kong (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Local media reports in Hong Kong say police are mobilizing thousands of additional officers to keep order amid calls for protesters to begin gathering Tuesday night to oppose a highly conte...
12:00 2019-06-11

In a Possible First for Hong Kong, Activists Wanted by Police Gain Protection in Germany The activists faced charges related to a 2016 street brawl. Germany’s move is a growing recognition of the erosion of individual freedoms in Hong Kong....
21:52 2019-05-21

ESR plans to raise up to $1.24 bln in Hong Kong's biggest IPO this year -term sheet Logistics real estate developer ESR Cayman Ltd has opened the books on an initial public offering (IPO) that could raise up to $1.24 billion, in what would be Hong Kong's biggest float so far this year, showed a term sheet seen by Reuters on Wednesday....
04:52 2019-06-05

Hong Kong leads Asian stocks lower, oil near five-month lows Asian shares were led lower on Thursday as the Hong Kong market fell for second consecutive session following a day of massive street protests, while oil prices flirted with five-month lows due to higher U.S. crude inventories and a bleak demand outlook....
07:39 2019-06-13

The Latest: Hong Kong protests planned as groups slam police The Latest on the controversy in Hong Kong over proposed legislation that critics say would expand Beijing's influence in the former British colony and undermine freedoms promised when China took control over the territory (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Petitions are voicing anger over police use of r...
11:39 2019-06-14

Hong Kong protest planned to demand city leader steps down Organisers of Sunday's protest said they hope more than a million people will turn up for the rally, similar to numbers they estimated for a demonstration against the proposed extradition bill last Sunday. Police put that count at 240,000....
08:39 2019-06-16

Prime-Time Debate Pits Popular TV Hosts Facing Off Over China-U.S. Trade A prime-time debate on the U.S.-China trade conflict between hosts from Fox Business Network and Chinese state television is providing Beijing a rare opportunity to reach a huge American audience....
17:26 2019-05-29

UPDATE 1-ESR plans to raise up to $1.24 bln in Hong Kong's biggest IPO this year -term sheet Logistics real estate developer ESR Cayman Ltd has opened the books on an initial public offering (IPO) that could raise up to $1.24 billion, in what would be Hong Kong's biggest float so far this year, showed a term sheet seen by Reuters on Wednesday....
07:00 2019-06-05

Beijing walks a thin line as Hong Kong erupts at the worst possible time This week's violent protests in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill couldn't come at a worse time for China's stability-obsessed Communist Party and its leader, President Xi Jinping....
13:26 2019-06-13

Tens of thousands march in Hong Kong, demand city leader step down Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly clad in black despite the sweltering weather, jammed the city’s streets Sunday in a vehement show of opposition to proposed legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony....
17:00 2019-06-16

Thousands dressed in black rally to demand Hong Kong leader steps down Thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's embattled leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades....
09:26 2019-06-16

Veteran cleric and Hong Kong democrat keeps up quest for 'historical truth' of Tiananmen Veteran Hong Kong democracy campaigner and Baptist cleric Chu Yiu-ming was in his mid-40s when he joined demonstrators around Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, just before a bloody crackdown that roiled China....
08:52 2019-05-28

Beijing walks a thin line as Hong Kong erupts at worst possible time This week's violent protests in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill couldn't come at a worse time for China's stability-obsessed Communist Party and its leader, President Xi Jinping....
11:39 2019-06-13

Report: Chinese students target Hong Kong activism in South Korea International students from China and Hong Kong in South Korea are clashing over print posters that were taken down in support of the extradition protests....
15:52 2019-06-13

Heated Hong Kong protests dent stocks, spike cash demand Hong Kong's financial markets came under pressure on Wednesday, with stocks falling and demand for cash surging, as protesters clashed with police during a mass demonstration against legislation that would allow citizens to be extradited to China....
12:52 2019-06-12

Hong Kong shuts government offices, security tight after violent protests Hong Kong authorities were shutting government offices in the city's financial district for the rest of the week after a day of violence over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
05:26 2019-06-13

Nissan’s Infiniti brand to move back to Japan from Hong Kong: document Nissan Motor Co’s premium brand Infiniti is relocating its headquarters back to Japan from Hong Kong, its home since 2012, to create "more operational efficiencies" with its parent company, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday....
12:00 2019-05-29

UPDATE 2-ESR plans to raise up to $1.24 bln in Hong Kong's biggest share listing this year Logistics real estate developer ESR Cayman Ltd kicked off an initial public share offering (IPO) on Wednesday, hoping to raise up to $1.24 billion in Hong Kong's biggest float so far this year....
14:13 2019-06-05

'Foreign forces' seeking to create havoc in Hong Kong, Chinese paper says Certain "foreign forces" are trying to hurt China by creating chaos in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that has prompted mass protests in the former British colony, an official Chinese newspaper said on Monday....
01:39 2019-06-10

Banks re-open as Hong Kong returns to normal ahead of weekend protest Police kept a close watch over central Hong Kong as the Asian financial hub returned to normalcy on Friday, with banks re-opening branches closed during violent protests against a proposed extradition bill with mainland China....
05:00 2019-06-14

Filipino maids' dragon boat team makes splash in Hong Kong Filipino women are paddling for gold in this year’s dragon boat races in Hong Kong, with one thing separating them from the competition - they are all maids, often taken for granted in the rich......
10:13 2019-06-03

RPT-Banks re-open as Hong Kong returns to normal ahead of weekend protest Police kept a close watch over central Hong Kong on Friday as the Asian financial hub returned to normalcy, with banks re-opening branches closed during violent protests against a proposed extradition bill with mainland China....
08:52 2019-06-14

Hong Kong protests: government leader Carrie Lam condemns 'blatant riot' Lam denies she is ‘selling out’ to Beijing; city is quiet on Thursday as just a handful of protestors remain and many roads reopenHong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has condemned protesters for “dangerous and life-threatening acts” during a mass demonstration over a controversial bill that allow...
05:26 2019-06-13

Hong Kong leader defiant as city gears up for fresh protests, strikes Hong Kong geared for more protests, including strikes, transport go-slows and even picnics, against a proposed extradition law that would allow people to be sent to China for trial, even as the city's leader vowed on Tuesday to push ahead with the bill....
06:26 2019-06-11

Trump administration unlikely to move on Hong Kong barring dramatic escalation: U.S. official The Trump administration is unlikely to move to revise a 1992 act that gives Hong Kong special trade and business privileges unless there is a dramatic escalation by China in response to street protests there, a senior U.S. official said....
19:26 2019-06-14

Cboe Global Markets Recognized in Hong Kong As Approved Stock Exchange CHICAGO – January 23, 2018 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) has included Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. in its List of Approved Stock Exch...
21:52 2019-05-21

Trump would raise Hong Kong human rights with Chinese president: Pompeo U.S. President Donald Trump would raise the issue of Hong Kong human rights with China's President Xi Jinping at a potential meeting of the two leaders at the G20 summit in Japan this month, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday....
16:39 2019-06-16

Hong Kong Court Issues Landmark Ruling in a Victory for LGBT Rights (HONG KONG) — Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal said Thursday the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples, in a ruling hailed as a major step forward for same-sex equality in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The court overturned an earlier judgment, s...
11:13 2019-06-06

Hong Kong activists hold Tiananmen Square vigil on 30th anniversary A vigil commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown has attracted thousands of activists and residents. Organizers say the annual vigil is important to "preserve the memory" of the massacre....
21:39 2019-06-04

Alibaba reportedly files for a Hong Kong listing that may raise $20 billion as soon as the third quarter Alibaba has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong listing that could raise up to $20 billion as early as the third quarter of this year, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said....
16:26 2019-06-13

New Zealand court rules against extradition to China In a landmark case, the court of appeal ruled New Zealand's justice minister must address the evidence of torture in China. The ruling would 'resonate throughout the Common Law world,' the plaintiff's lawyer said....
11:13 2019-06-11

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as protests turn to violent chaos Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial turned to violent chaos....
12:52 2019-06-12

Hong Kong's identity as a city of rights and freedom is under threat – so we protest | Antony Dapiran The proposed law has provoked a response like no other in recent years. Here’s whyIn extraordinary scenes that could have been a direct replay of 2014’s Occupy Central protests, thousands of anti-government protesters surrounded the Hong Kong government offices and Legislative Council building at Ad...
08:26 2019-06-12

Two Hong Kong Activists Were Granted Asylum in Germany, Calling the City’s Freedoms Into Question Two years after their quiet departure from Hong Kong, two political activists from the semiautonomous region of China have come forward to say that they are under refugee protection in Germany. Ray Wong, 25, and Alan Li, 27, faced rioting charges for their roles in a protest that turned into a viole...
12:26 2019-05-22

Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) Authorized to Provide Automated Trading Services in Hong Kong CHICAGO – December 5, 2017 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | Nasdaq: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced that Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) recently received approval in Hong Kong to allow corporations that are licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and ...
21:52 2019-05-21

Thousands march in Hong Kong to mark 30 years since 1989 Tiananmen Square protests More than 2,000 people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to mark 30 years since a pro-democracy protest in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square ended in bloodshed....
20:52 2019-05-26

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal says denying spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples is unlawful HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal says denying spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples is unlawful. The post Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal says denying spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples is unlawful appeared first on LEX18.com....
09:39 2019-06-06

| Hong Kong protests | Carter talks Trump: WATCH the top World news videos for today Hong Kong police force back protesters trying to storm parliament | Carter talks Trump, China and leadership at church; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH....
09:26 2019-06-10

| Trump officials face contempt | Hong Kong recovers from protest: WATCH the top world news videos for today House panel OKs contempt vote in census dispute | The morning after Hong Kong's violent protest; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
08:00 2019-06-13

New Zealand court orders government to reconsider first China extradition decision New Zealand's Court of Appeal on Tuesday ordered the government to reassess its decision to extradite a man to China to face murder charges due to human rights risks....
03:39 2019-06-11

U.S. defense bill takes aim at China's growing influence The Senate Armed Services Committee unveiled a draft bill on Thursday that targets China on several fronts, from stemming the erosion of the U.S. military advantage against Beijing to countering the growing Chinese influence around the world....
23:26 2019-05-23

New bill aims to stop China from getting its hands on sensitive US technology A bill introduced by Republican senator Josh Hawley aims to stop the Chinese government from obtaining sensitive American technology by placing limits on the sale of "core technologies."...
17:26 2019-05-21

'Oh my God, is that Bernie Sanders?' Democrats swarm San Francisco Fourteen Democratic presidential candidates sparked cheers and applause in the streets of San Francisco on Saturday as they worked the crowds at the California party's state convention, a sign of the state's heft in upcoming nominating contests....
07:52 2019-06-02

Robert Kraft Trial Is Postponed Judge Leonard Hanser agreed Tuesday to postpone the trial indefinitely while prosecutors appeal his decision blocking their use of secretly shot video. Kraft is accused of paying for sex acts at a massage parlor....
05:13 2019-05-22

Yankees-Red Sox postponed due to gloomy forecast The Yankees and Red Sox will have to wait to resume their rivalry. Thursday night’s game in The Bronx was cancelled in the late afternoon due to a gloomy forecast, the Yankees announced. The game is scheduled to be made up at 7 p.m., Aug. 3 as part of a doubleheader. The two teams are......
23:13 2019-05-30

Massive ladybug swarm over California shows up on radar LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge blob that appeared on the National Weather Service’s radar wasn’t a rain cloud, but a massive swarm of ladybugs over Southern California. Meteorologist Joe Dandrea says the array of bugs appeared to be about 80 miles (129 kilometers) wide as it flew over San Die...
01:52 2019-06-06

A’s skip batting practice due to bee swarm at Angel Stadium ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have canceled batting practice at Angel Stadium after a pesky swarm of bees took the field. The A’s could have hit despite the bees Thursday, but manager Bob Melvin decided to skip it, saying he didn’t want anybody to get stung before the seri...
07:00 2019-06-07

When It Rains, It Pours; Legends and RiverDogs Postponed Lexington Legends WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) – Tonight’s Lexington Legends and Charleston RiverDogs game has been postponed due to field conditions and passing storms. Tickets for tonight’s game can be exchanged at the box office for any 2019 Legends game at Whitaker Ba...
05:13 2019-06-01

End of Baylor-TCU elimination game postponed due to weather OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Inclement weather has pushed the conclusion of the Baylor-TCU Big 12 Tournament game to Saturday morning after a delay of just over an hour on Friday night. A statement from the conference cited “unplayable field conditions.” No. 6 seed TCU led No. 2 seed Baylor 5-2 ...
06:52 2019-05-25

NASCAR Truck race postponed until Sunday NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — The NASCAR Truck series race at Iowa Speedway has been postponed until Sunday because of inclement weather. The sport’s organizing body made the call Saturday after repeated thunderstorms and lightning strikes in central Iowa left the short track too soaked for racing. Qual...
05:52 2019-06-16

Five Isle of Man TT races set for Thursday as Lightweight postponed Wednesday's 2019 Isle of Man TT Lightweight race has been cancelled due to unsafe conditions over the mountain section, and has been squeezed into a packed Thursday schedule...
20:39 2019-06-05

Royals, Cardinals postponed, will play 2 Wednesday The opener of the I-70 series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals was postponed because of a forecast for severe weather and rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday        ...
23:39 2019-05-21

Monster swarm of ladybugs shows up on San Diego weather radar A swarm of ladybugs flying through San Diego this week was so massive, it showed up on the National Weather Service’s radar — appearing to be a huge storm. The weather agency confirmed Tuesday that the blob was alive. “The large echo showing up on SoCal radar this evening is not precipitation, but a...
23:00 2019-06-06

Swarm of bees delays Marlins-Padres game in San Diego SAN DIEGO (AP) — The game between the Miami Marlins and San Diego at Petco Park was being delayed Sunday afternoon by a swarm of bees that settled onto a microphone attached to the netting near the Padres’ dugout. With Padres rookie Josh Naylor about to bat with two outs in the third inning, p...
02:13 2019-06-03

NYPD beekeepers blast MLB, San Diego Padres for killing swarm The NYPD’s beekeepers took a swing at Major League Baseball Monday, when they ripped the league and San Diego Padres for killing a swarm of bees on the field during a game Sunday instead of rescuing them. The beekeepers posted a number of messages on Twitter Monday night after other users brou...
06:13 2019-06-04

Democratic 2020 hopefuls to swarm San Francisco, while Biden stays away Fourteen Democratic presidential hopefuls seeking money and support in California, the most liberal and populous U.S. state, will descend on San Francisco this weekend for a state party convention - with front-runner Joe Biden notably absent....
17:52 2019-05-31

Reds-Cardinals game postponed by rain; doubleheader Aug. 31 ST. LOUIS (AP) — The scheduled game between the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals has been postponed because of rain. It will be made up Aug. 31 as part of a day-night doubleheader. The game was called after an 83-minute delay Wednesday night. Rain started right around when play was supposed t...
04:39 2019-06-06

Michigan NASCAR Cup race postponed to Monday by rain The NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan has been postponed until Monday following persistent light rain that left cars unable to complete more than a handful of formation laps...
23:39 2019-06-09

Opening Isle of Man TT postponed to Sunday following poor weather Isle of Man TT organisers the ACU has confirmed the opening race day for 2019 has been postponed to Sunday following the lack of practice time this week....
16:26 2019-05-31

Postponed 2019 Isle of Man TT Superstock race set for Tuesday The Isle of Man Superstock TT, which was scheduled for Monday June 3 originally, is set to take place on Tuesday along with three additional qualifying sessions...
21:39 2019-06-03

The Latest: Hearing in Navy SEAL case postponed SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the case of a Navy SEAL accused of killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq (all times local): 9:45 a.m. A San Diego military court hearing has been postponed in the case of a U.S. Navy SEAL accused of killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017. The defense had...
19:52 2019-05-29

Minnesota-Ohio State rematch postponed at Big Ten Tournament OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Minnesota’s rematch with Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament has been postponed until Sunday because of the conference’s curfew and the threat of inclement weather. The Gophers beat the Buckeyes 9-6 on Saturday to force a second semifinal. The winner will play Nebrask...
09:26 2019-05-26

Weather Service says a massive ladybug swarm was spotted. One expert is skeptical The National Weather Service reported a massive cloud of ladybugs over California. One ecologist said it requires more investigation.        ...
18:00 2019-06-07

California ladybug swarm dozens of miles wide shows up on radar A swarm of many millions of ladybugs taking to the sky in Southern California this week to hunt for aphids has been captured on a radar screen as a massive blob, officials said on Thursday....
01:00 2019-06-07

| English fans swarm Madrid ahead of Champions League final Thousands of English football fans draped in their team's colours gathered in Madrid ahead of Saturday's Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham....
21:01 2019-06-01

Yankees-Royals postponed, rescheduled as part of Saturday doubleheader The Yankees’ win streak is on hold. Inclement weather in Kansas City postponed Friday’s matchup with the Royals at Kaufman Stadium. Instead, the game will be played on Saturday as part of a doubleheader, the team announced. Game 1 is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. ET (YES), with Game 2 slated f...
06:39 2019-05-25

Mets-Yankees game postponed by rain; split DH on Tuesday NEW YORK (AP) — The scheduled Subway Series opener between the New York Mets and New York Yankees has been postponed because of rain. The game was called Monday night about 30 minutes before it was supposed to start at Yankee Stadium and will be made up Tuesday afternoon as part of a day-night doubl...
03:26 2019-06-11

Kraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor        ...
23:39 2019-05-21

Showdown over Missouri abortion clinic postponed as governor weighs in Gov. Mike Parson said court intervention in the fight over whether to renew the license of Missouri's lone abortion provider would be "reckless."        ...
15:00 2019-05-30

Border Patrol agent rescues Guatemalan mother and son attacked by a swarm of bees A Guatemalan woman and her 8-year-old son were rescued in Texas after thousands of bees attacked them near the border, US Customs and Border Protection officials said....
14:00 2019-06-08

California Police Swarm an Unarmed Black Man With Guns Drawn in Viral Video On Saturday, Instagram user @blueasdasky released a nearly five-minute long video she recorded of Hawthorne, Calif., police drawing their weapons on an unarmed black man....
03:00 2019-06-11

Sanders kicks fight against Trump into high gear as Democrats swarm San Francisco U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday called on California Democrats to unite against Donald Trump, kicking the 2020 presidential campaign into high gear with jabs against the Republican president and a veiled swipe at Democratic rival Joe Biden....
22:52 2019-06-02

'Biblical' swarm of locusts plague Italian farmlands in worst infestation since WWII A swarm of locusts is plaguing farmlands on the Italian island of Sardinia in what farmers have called the worst infestation since the end of World War II....
18:13 2019-06-13

French Open: Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem semifinal postponed to Saturday Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem will have to resume their 2019 French Open semifinal clash Saturday after rain ruined their battle on Friday at Roland-Garros in Paris....
02:00 2019-06-08

Robert Kraft trial indefinitely postponed while video suppression ruling is appealed Judge Leonard Hanser postponed New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's solicitation trial as prosecutors appeal ruling to ban use of day spa video.        ...
01:52 2019-05-22

Hearing Postponed for White Man Accused of Hate Crime in Fatal Stabbing of Richard Collins III on University of Maryland Campus The quest for justice for Richard Collins III, the Bowie State University student fatally stabbed two years ago on the campus of the University of Maryland in what prosecutors say was a hate crime, was delayed when a judge postponed a hearing Thursday on whether evidence of the suspect’s membership ...
05:52 2019-05-31

Albanians take to the streets calling for fresh election Violence erupted as thousands of Albanians protested for a snap election. The political crisis is seen as a threat to the country's aspirations of joining the European Union....
04:52 2019-06-03

Backers of embattled Bolsonaro take to streets in Brazil Thousands have gathered in cities across Brazil to show support for President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings five months into his term...
23:13 2019-05-26

In Google's hometown, some residents are living on the streets in RVs There’s a housing crisis in one of the most affluent areas in the country. To make it even more shocking, it's at the doorstep of one of the world's most valuable companies: Google....
15:26 2019-05-24

Can American Soccer's Salvation Be Found In The Streets? Every Wednesday after the snow disappears, the message goes out: Who can play soccer this week? “Want” appears nowhere in the question; it’s assumed that everyone is desperate to get out and play. A poll in a private Facebook group gauges how many people can show up. Only 16 can play at a time, as 8...
03:39 2019-06-12

The charity keeping children off the streets by teaching them to ski A charity which teaches inner city youngsters from deprived communities how to ski is aiming to recruit a record number of teenagers onto this year's snow sports programme....
09:26 2019-06-15

Brazil: Thousands of Jair Bolsonaro supporters take to the streets Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in cities around the country to show their support for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. The president has seen his popularity plummet since taking office in January....
07:13 2019-05-27

Berlin cyclists take over streets, demand more space for bikes Tens of thousands of cyclists have taken over the streets of Berlin as part of a campaign to make the city more bike-friendly. Organizers have called it the "biggest bicycle demonstration in the world."...
21:00 2019-06-02

Liberia's frustration with President Weah spills onto the streets Rising public discontent in Liberia over the economic and alleged corruption under President George Weah spilled onto the streets on Friday, with an unprecedented mass protest dubbed #SavetheState....
21:00 2019-06-07

Michigan city’s streets closed after gas leaks into sewers LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — Authorities closed streets in downtown Lapeer, Michigan, to traffic after gasoline from an unknown source apparently leaked into the city’s sewer lines. The Lapeer County sheriff’s office says city police discovered the leak early Wednesday following reports that sew...
19:52 2019-05-29

| Liverpool fans line streets to honour idols Liverpool became a carnival of red as the football-mad city hailed its heroes for bringing home the Champions League trophy for the first time in 14 years....
19:00 2019-06-02

Instagram priest takes to Venezuela's streets "with the people" Venezuelan priest Luis Antonio Salazar has built a solid social media following over the past two years preaching the Bible over Instagram, breaking the mold of the country's conservative Catholic church....
16:39 2019-06-13

'Cloud' that showed up on weather radar in US is actually 80 mile wide swarm of insects A "cloud" that appeared on a weather radar over southern California has shocked meteorologists after it turned out to be a massive swarm of ladybirds....
00:39 2019-06-07

'Merits some investigation': Weather service says massive ladybug swarm spotted. One expert is skeptical The National Weather Service reported a massive swarm of ladybugs flying over the Inland Empire. One ecologist said it requires more investigation.        ...
17:26 2019-06-06

Bolsonaro supporters take to Brazil’s streets as approval ratings drop Rallies were reported in more than 300 towns and cities, including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Juiz de ForaHardcore devotees of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, have taken to the streets across the country in their first major show of force since his landslide election victory last Oc...
23:52 2019-05-26

Self-driving vehicles could clog Canada’s streets, experts warn Tranportation experts say autonomous vehicles could lead to traffic and congestion increasing by up to 30 per cent in cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver....
17:39 2019-05-26

Civil disobedience campaign empties streets of Sudan's capital A civil disobedience campaign to demand civilian rule left the streets of Sudan's capital Khartoum largely deserted on Sunday, while police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in Khartoum North, witnesses said....
13:39 2019-06-09

Astrologaster review – comedy quack stalks the streets of Shakespeare iPad, iPhone, Mac, PC; Nyamnyam You play an Elizabethan astrologer-physician treating a bunch of hilarious hypochondriacs in this well put together gameIt’s the late 16th century, in the aftermath of aplague outbreak, and you’re a Londoner troubled by a heaviness in the limbs and involuntary upward ...
15:52 2019-05-21

The Latest: Levee topped, streets flooded in Jefferson City LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Floodwaters from the Missouri River have topped a levee at Jefferson City and shut down some streets around the state Capitol as residents continue cleaning up from a powerful tornado. The floo...
19:26 2019-05-24

Thousands flood London streets to protest Trump’s state visit The pomp and circumstance of President Trump’s three-day state visit to the UK turned into protests as he met with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May. Thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of London, bringing traffic to a standstill as they waved signs that said “Dump TrumpR...
15:13 2019-06-04

Streets Of Rage 2 Champ Pulls Off Nigh Impossible No Death Mania Run Speedrunner Anthopants is one of the best Streets of Rage players in the world, but even he couldn’t complete Streets of Rage 2 on Mania difficulty as the character Max without dying...until this weekend, that is, when he downed the final boss with a mere sliver of health left. His reaction upon bec...
05:00 2019-05-29

Helicopter debris plummeted to Midtown streets after fatal crash landing Nicholas Estevez, a car service driver, said his black Suburban SUV was parked in front of The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel on Seventh Avenue at 51st Street when the warped piece of metal debris collided with the pavement....
01:13 2019-06-11

Stabbing of 17 Children Shocks Japan, Where Parents Trust Streets Are Safe Across the country, young students travel to school on their own every day. But a peaceful assumption was shattered by a rampage that killed a schoolgirl and a parent....
18:52 2019-05-28

Bird snaps up Scoot, letting its electric scooters return to the streets of San Francisco Bird, a giant in the burgeoning electric scooter market, has bought smaller company Scoot, enabling its two-wheelers to return to the streets of San Francisco.The likes of Bird and Lime didn't endear themselves to the authorities when they flooded the city with so many scooters (without asking ...
14:39 2019-06-13

Back in time: See You Yesterday brings time travel to the streets of Flatbush Claudette "C.J." Walker (Eden Duncan-Smith), Sebastian (Dante Crichlow), and their lab mate, Eduardo (Johnathan Nieves), carefree and excited about science. [credit: YouTube/Netflix ] Direct...
21:13 2019-05-24

The 77 Percent: Join the debate 77 percent of Africans are younger than 35. Those 77 percent can shape the continent's future. We join African youths as they share their stories, their dreams and their challenges. Come and join the debate!...
01:26 2019-05-29

GOP opponent says AOC ‘literally ran’ away when challenged to debate US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned tail on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue to avoid a potential Republican challenger as they both marched in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, her political opponent said....
08:52 2019-06-10

Boris Johnson will take part in BBC TV debate Boris Johnson has confirmed that he will take part in the BBC TV debate on Tuesdayt after the second round of leadership votes among Conservative MPs....
01:39 2019-06-15

De Blasio says he qualifies for first 2020 debate Mayor Bill de Blasio says he made the cut for the first Democratic presidential candidates’ debate later this month. The long-shot 2020 contender said Wednesday that he received a text from DNC Chair Tom Perez confirming his participation. “We’re waiting for the 100% final calculation to...
01:13 2019-06-13

UK's Johnson says will take part in TV debate on Tuesday: BBC Boris Johnson, the front-runner in the race to succeed Theresa May as British prime minister, has agreed to take part in a televised debate with other contenders on Tuesday, the BBC said....
15:52 2019-06-14

DNC tightens qualifications for third presidential debate The Democratic National Committee said Wednesday it will tighten qualifications for candidates to participate in the third presidential debate this summer....
16:52 2019-05-29

Fed Begins Debate on Whether to Cut Rate as Soon as June One month ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell played down speculation of an interest-rate cut this summer. Now officials face a darker economic outlook, making such a move possible....
03:52 2019-06-07

Democrats name 20 U.S. presidential candidates for first debate A sitting U.S. governor and a congressman will be among the four candidates left off the stage when the Democratic Party holds its pivotal first debate in Miami later this month....
03:00 2019-06-14

Cannabis oil prompts debate about NY marijuana legalization City lawmakers are gearing up to fight the Health Department’s ban on the cannabis oil CBD, saying the compound should be treated the same as pot in the debate over legalization. “We see it as kind of ironic that we are going after CBD while doing a legalization push for marijuana,” said Winthrop Ro...
07:39 2019-06-02

Van Dijk has chance to settle Ballon d'Or debate "Virgil van Dijk can take a massive step towards confirming his status as the world\u0027s finest defender by snuffing out Cristiano Ronaldo in the Nations League final – a contest that could easily be the Euro 2020 final, writes Marcus Foley."...
00:13 2019-06-09

Elizabeth Warren Just Won the Debate Scheduling. Now, for the Debates Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren caught something of a break at Friday’s random dividing of the Democratic debate schedule, emerging as the strongest candidate on the first of two debates and dodging what’s shaping up to be a Joe Biden pile-on during the second. Frontrunner Biden is s...
22:13 2019-06-14

Mayor's knitting shows men still dominate debate While demonstrations and suffragette memorials may be typical outlets for politicians to rise up against the patriarchy, one Canadian official has taken a decidedly unconventional stand: knitting....
18:52 2019-05-21