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Hong Kong delays bill debate as protest crowds amass at HQ

Hong Kong delayed a legislative session to debate extradition bill as protesters amassed to block entry to the building out of concern the measure signaled greater Chines...

Hong Kong delays bill debate as protest crowds amass at HQ

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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...
2019-06-12 08:51

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 con...
2019-06-10 03:17

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 6.42am BST Supply station re...
2019-06-12 07:51

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 ...
2019-06-12 09:17

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 del...
2019-06-13 09:51

| 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....
2019-06-09 15:51

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....
2019-06-12 09:17

100s of protesters surround Hong Kong HQ before bill debate HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of protesters have surrounded government headquarters in Hong Kong as the territory’s legislature prepare to open discussion on a highly controversial extradition law that would allow residents accused of wrongdoing to...
2019-06-12 05:00

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....
2019-06-13 22:00

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 sem...
2019-06-11 07:51

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 p...
2019-06-15 13:00

Hong Kong extradition bill near approval despite big protest 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...
2019-06-10 09:34

Tens of thousands of protesters force delay in Hong Kong extradition bill debate Tens of thousands of Hong Kong demonstrators surrounded the Chinese-ruled 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....
2019-06-12 09:51

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....
2019-06-12 11:17

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.        ...
2019-06-10 05:00

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......
2019-06-09 21:51

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. ...
2019-06-12 09:17

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 a...
2019-06-12 05:17

Protesters block access to government headquarters in Hong Kong in bid to scupper debate on extradition bill HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters block access to government headquarters in Hong Kong in bid to scupper debate on extradition bill. The post Protesters block access to government headquarters in Hong Kong in bid to scupper debate on extradition bill appea...
2019-06-12 05:00

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....
2019-06-13 17:51

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.”...
2019-06-10 13:34

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....
2019-06-10 02:17

Hong Kong to push ahead with bill that sparked huge protest HONG KONG — A highly controversial legislative measure in Hong Kong that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China has pushed the former British colony to its biggest political crisis in years. A march to protest the measure dr...
2019-06-11 04:51

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......
2019-06-10 04:51

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....
2019-06-08 15:34

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 wo...
2019-06-15 14:34

Hundreds of thousands march in Hong Kong to protest China extradition bill Several hundred thousand people jammed Hong Kong's streets on Sunday in a last bid to thwart a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China to face trial, with police bracing for the biggest march in the city in 15 years....
2019-06-09 11:51

Hong Kong vows to press ahead with extradition bill despite huge protest Riot police surrounded Hong Kong's parliament on Monday after authorities said they would go ahead with a proposed extradition law, which would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China, despite protests from an estimated crowd of more than a milli...
2019-06-10 07:00

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....
2019-06-06 17:00

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....
2019-06-11 04:34

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....
2019-06-09 16:00

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....
2019-06-13 17:17

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 Ch...
2019-06-09 15:17

Hong Kong: tens of thousands of protesters gather as extradition debate looms Major roads blocked and citywide shutdown expected on Wednesday as hundreds of businesses call for a boycott Tens of thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Hong Kong as the city braced for fresh protests and politicians prepared to debate extrad...
2019-06-12 04:17

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....
2019-06-13 07:17

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"....
2019-06-09 17:00

| 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....
2019-06-13 08:17

Hong Kong lawyers protest proposed extradition law changes HONG KONG (AP) — 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. The lawyers an...
2019-06-06 18:00

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....
2019-06-10 10:00

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....
2019-06-10 13:34

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 fr...
2019-06-02 18:17

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)     &...
2019-06-12 19:34

Huge extradition law protest fills Hong Kong streets HONG KONG (AP) — 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. The massive protest Sunday is tak...
2019-06-09 12:00

Massive extradition law protest fills Hong Kong streets Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through Hong Kong to voice their opposition to government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges...
2019-06-09 17:00

Hong Kong quiet now, but prospect of new protest looms large 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....
2019-06-14 04:51

Hundreds of thousands in Hong Kong protest law to 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 Hong Kong’s streets without the legal cover of extradition proceedings....
2019-06-09 17:00

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....
2019-06-10 08:00

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....
2019-06-09 04:00

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....
2019-06-10 12:34

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....
2019-06-09 17:00

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.        ...
2019-06-10 13:34

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....
2019-06-14 05:51

Panic spreads through Hong Kong protest as riot officers fire tear gas 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....
2019-06-12 19:51

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 pr...
2019-06-09 14:17

Hong Kong Protest Updates: Senior Official Urges Demonstrators to Disperse The police used pepper spray and water cannons against thousands of protesters who flooded Hong Kong’s streets and forced the Legislative Council to suspend debate on a contentious extradition bill....
2019-06-12 09:17

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....
2019-06-13 02:34

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...
2019-06-10 14:34

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 governm...
2019-06-12 07:51

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....
2019-06-10 15:51

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....
2019-06-14 14:00

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.        ...
2019-06-12 06:17

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....
2019-06-10 13:00

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....
2019-06-12 09:17

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....
2019-06-13 16:17

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....
2019-06-14 14:17

Pressure on Hong Kong rises over China extradition bill The center of Hong Kong remained tense as opposition continued to the draft extradition bill allowing people to be sent to China. International concerns have also been expressed....
2019-06-13 08:34

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 again...
2019-06-11 09:51

Hong Kong activist vows to resist extradition bill Many Hong Kong residents were angered by a decision by the territory's leader to move ahead with an extradition bill despite a massive weekend protest, a prominent student activist said Monday....
2019-06-10 15:17

Hong Kong 'suspends work' on controversial extradition bill City leader Carrie Lam said in a press conference her government would indefinitely 'suspend work' on the bill. The proposed law has triggered the biggest protests in the city since its British handover in 1997....
2019-06-15 19:34

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......
2019-06-15 13:51

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....
2019-06-15 13:51

The Latest: Crowd blocks Hong Kong HQ trying to halt bill HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the debate around Hong Kong extradition legislation (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Hundreds of protesters have blocked access to Hong Kong’s legislature and government headquarters in a bid to block debate on a highly ...
2019-06-12 05:00

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, a backdown aimed at defusing unrest sparked by public fears that their rights are being eroded...
2019-06-15 13:34

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....
2019-06-12 23:17

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 spokesma...
2019-06-10 11:51

Hong Kong leader apologizes, suspends extradition bill Moving to restore calm, apparently with Beijing’s backing, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said Saturday she was putting on hold an extradition bill that sparked the city’s biggest public protests in years....
2019-06-15 14:17

Hong Kong leader signals extradition bill will go forward 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....
2019-06-10 07:00

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....
2019-06-11 19:51

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....
2019-06-15 09:17

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.        ...
2019-06-16 01:17

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....
2019-06-09 11:51

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....
2019-06-06 09:00

| 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....
2019-06-11 12:17

Hong Kong braces for mass protests over controversial extradition bill HONG KONG — Opponents of legislation in Hong Kong that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China are planning more protests and labor strikes in an attempt to block the move, which they say endangers the territory’s judicial in...
2019-06-11 20:17

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 decad...
2019-06-15 14:17

Britain praises Hong Kong decision to suspend extradition bill Britain's foreign minister Jeremy Hunt welcomed a decision by the Hong Kong government to suspend a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial....
2019-06-15 16:01

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?...
2019-06-14 18:51

The Latest: Hong Kong sets June 20 vote on contentious bill 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...
2019-06-11 12:17

Hong Kong to press on with extradition bill despite fears people will 'disappear' 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"....
2019-06-11 00:51

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 ...
2019-06-15 04:17

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 forei...
2019-06-15 20:51

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.        ...
2019-06-16 01:17

Members of Hong Kong’s Pro-Beijing Bloc Say Extradition Bill Needs Delay A top adviser to Hong Kong’s chief executive said it would be impossible to rush through the bill after unrest in the wake of clashes between the police and protesters....
2019-06-14 11:34

Hong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill after mass protests Hong Kong will suspend a controversial China extradition bill, its leader said Saturday, in an apparent bid to quell further unrest and mass demonstrations throughout the semi-autonomous Chinese city....
2019-06-15 10:17

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....
2019-06-15 13:01

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....
2019-06-15 13:01

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....
2019-06-15 13:01

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 chao...
2019-06-13 12:51

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 ...
2019-06-14 23:51

| 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....
2019-06-10 12:34

Hong Kong Rocked by Fresh Protests Over Its Proposed Extradition Bill Thousands of demonstrators poured into streets surrounding Hong Kong’s legislature Wednesday morning, choking major thoroughfares with barricades as the city braces for mass protests over a proposed extradition law that would, for the first tim...
2019-06-12 05:17

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.        ...
2019-06-10 05:00

| 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....
2019-06-13 07:17

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....
2019-06-14 11:00

| 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....
2019-06-15 17:17

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....
2019-06-14 14:51

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.    ...
2019-06-15 14:51

Thousands brave rain in fresh protests against Hong Kong 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....
2019-06-11 21:17

Britain calls on Hong Kong to pause extradition bill, maintain rights Britain urged the Hong Kong government to "pause and reflect" on an extradition bill that has sparked widespread protests, and said the former British colony must take steps to protect its rights, freedoms and high degree of autonomy....
2019-06-12 14:34

Hong Kong protests: government vows to push ahead with extradition bill Leader Carrie Lam refuses to withdraw law, which critics fear could be abused by BeijingThe leader of Hong Kong’s government has said she remains determined to pass a proposed extradition law despite a huge protest march against the legislation on Su...
2019-06-10 22:34

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....
2019-06-15 09:51

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 h...
2019-06-15 12:34

Hong Kong braces for more protests as China extradition bill moves forward Society organizations, labor unions and small businesses are rapidly mobilizing despite warnings from Hong Kong’s chief executive not to take “radical action.”...
2019-06-11 12:17

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....
2019-05-24 11:34

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....
2019-06-12 22:51

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.        ...
2019-06-13 00:00

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....
2019-06-15 11:00

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...
2019-06-14 05:51

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....
2019-06-14 12:17

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....
2019-06-14 05:34

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 ea...
2019-06-10 13:00

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....
2019-06-13 07:51

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....
2019-06-10 18:51

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 due to the demonstration....
2019-06-12 12:34

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 str...
2019-06-15 09:00

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, projectiles as protests over extradition bill escalate The afternoon violence marked a major escalation in the semiautonomous Chinese territory’s biggest political crisis in years.        ...
2019-06-12 14:00

Hong Kong leader defiant as city gears up for fresh protests over extradition bill Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam remained defiant on Tuesday, pledging to push ahead with a proposed extradition bill that would allow fugitives captured in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China despite massive protests....
2019-06-11 04:34

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.      ...
2019-06-14 16:34

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....
2019-06-12 14:34

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 rep...
2019-06-15 13:01

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....
2019-06-13 01:17

Crowds descend on Liberia’s capital to protest president MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Witnesses say scores of demonstrators are descending on Liberia’s capital to protest former soccer star-turned-President George Weah and the West African country’s economic woes. Organizers accuse the president of...
2019-06-07 14:00

Crowds descend on Liberia's capital to protest president Witnesses say scores of demonstrators are descending on Liberia's capital to protest former soccer star-turned-President George Weah and the West African country's economic woes....
2019-06-07 15:01

Man fatally shot, 25 officers hurt in Memphis: Angry crowds protest in Frayser neighborhood Several gunshots could be heard, and protesters yelled and threw rocks as patrol cars passed through the standoff. Brandon Webber was killed.        ...
2019-06-13 15:34

One Republican’s Objection Delays Disaster Relief Bill Once Again Representative Chip Roy, a freshman representative, objected to a procedural vote that would have allowed the House to give its unanimous approval to a disaster aid bill....
2019-05-24 20:17

Outrage as Trump delays putting Harriet Tubman on $20 bill until 2026 As a candidate Trump called planned replacement of Andrew Jackson with anti-slavery activist ‘pure political correctness’Donald Trump’s administration is facing criticism for delaying a move to put the anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman on the $20 ...
2019-05-23 21:51

House passes $19 billion disaster relief bill after delays, sending it to Trump Trump, who objected to past disaster relief efforts over funding allotted for the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, said he would support the plan passed Monday....
2019-06-04 04:17

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....
2019-06-13 21:00

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 ...
2019-06-15 14:51

The Extradition Law That’s Got 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....
2019-06-11 15:51

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 – t...
2019-06-15 09:00

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....
2019-06-12 15:34

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....
2019-06-10 15:17

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....
2019-06-12 13:00

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) &#...
2019-06-12 12:01

Hong Kong braces for further political turmoil Hong Kong residents are bracing for further political turmoil as the territory’s government prepares to send the legislature a widely opposed bill that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China...
2019-06-11 12:17

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?...
2019-06-13 23:51

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....
2019-06-11 22:34

Why Hong Kong's extradition law changes are fuelling 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 borde...
2019-06-06 17:00

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....
2019-06-07 14:00

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....
2019-05-28 13:34

The Latest: Hong Kong preparing for commemoration BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are preparing for a candlelight vigil commemorating the Tiananmen protests and remembering the victi...
2019-06-04 09:34

Trump says he is sure Hong Kong and China 'will be able to work it out' 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....
2019-06-12 21:34

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....
2019-06-12 02:17

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 borde...
2019-06-08 15:34

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....
2019-06-15 19:34

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....
2019-06-12 15:34

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....
2019-05-21 21:51

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....
2019-05-21 14:32

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....
2019-06-15 12:00

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....
2019-06-09 11:51

Alibaba files for Hong Kong listing: source Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong listing, according to one source familiar with the matter....
2019-06-13 09:51

'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 ci...
2019-06-07 10:51

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....
2019-06-15 19:17

Protesters Mass 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....
2019-06-09 09:00

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....
2019-05-21 16:34

Hong Kong protests: activists call for further action People urged to continue protests after day of violent clashes with policeWhat are the Hong Kong protests about?Activists in Hong Kong have called for a march on Sunday and a boycott of work and classes on Monday in protest against an extradition bil...
2019-06-13 15:51

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....
2019-05-29 05:51

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 extraditi...
2019-06-13 04:00

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 s...
2019-06-04 17:51

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 com...
2019-06-13 19:51

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....
2019-06-13 19:51

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....
2019-06-11 15:51

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. ...
2019-06-14 05:00

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.        ...
2019-06-14 16:34

‘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 w...
2019-06-13 12:51

| 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....
2019-06-14 18:17

Hong Kong proposes safeguards to extradition law amendments HONG KONG (AP) — 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. A government news release Monday said additiona...
2019-06-03 11:51

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 prefe...
2019-06-13 21:00

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 ar...
2019-06-14 23:51

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 extr...
2019-06-12 15:17

Hundreds protest Louisiana’s passage of ‘heartbeat’ bill BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators filed into the Louisiana State Capitol a day after lawmakers passed a strict new abortion ban that Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law. Many on Thursday wore bright pink T-shirts read...
2019-05-31 05:00

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....
2019-06-13 07:34

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....
2019-06-04 21:51

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."...
2019-05-31 07:51

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....
2019-06-12 10:51

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....
2019-06-13 07:51

Explainer: Why proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition law are fuelling 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....
2019-06-12 09:51

The Latest: Hong Kong officials call on protesters to leave Hong Kong officials are calling on protesters to leave the area where huge crowds are blocking streets to government headquarters and have delayed debate over a contentious extradition bill...
2019-06-12 10:00

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...
2019-06-12 16:00

The Latest: Hong Kong legislator says young have lost faith HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the protests in Hong Kong over proposed extradition legislation (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Hong Kong legislator says young people there have lost faith in the police force and their government following violent clashes ...
2019-06-13 09:51

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 t...
2019-06-04 19:00

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....
2019-06-12 12:51

Hong Kong traffic flowing day after political crisis flared 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...
2019-06-13 05:34

Hong Kong activists prepare for Tiananmen candlelight vigil Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are preparing for a candlelight vigil commemorating the Tiananmen protests and remembering the victims of the crackdown...
2019-06-04 12:51

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.        ...
2019-06-13 00:00

Hong Kong Craves Autonomy as China Demands Loyalty 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 Emp...
2019-06-10 03:17

Hong Kong is in danger. China’s promise of democracy was a lie | Anonymous The extradition bill would bulldoze our legal system and hurt our economy. As a former lawyer, I’m protesting to save themThe ninth of June 2019 was a Sunday. Any other Sunday in summer at Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, old men and women would do their usu...
2019-06-13 15:51

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....
2019-06-13 04:00

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 ...
2019-06-11 04:34

As Protesters Fill Hong Kong’s Streets, Businesses Are Alarmed, Too 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....
2019-06-12 13:00

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....
2019-06-12 09:17

UK PM May says Hong Kong extradition must be in line with Sino-British declaration British Prime Minister Theresa May said extradition rules in Hong Kong had to respect the rights and freedoms set out in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration....
2019-06-12 14:34

Hong Kong court: Denying same-sex spousal benefits unlawful HONG KONG — 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 T...
2019-06-06 14:00

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....
2019-05-28 04:17

Beijing’s reaction to Hong Kong protests has been muted. Will that continue? After suppressing information about the protests earlier this week, China’s state-controlled media started reporting some details Thursday, although they distorted some facts....
2019-06-13 20:34

'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....
2019-06-14 05:51

Hong Kong protesters wary of Chinese surveillance technology Young Hong Kong residents protesting a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China for trial are seeking to safeguard their identities from potential retaliation by authorities employing mass data collection and sophisticat...
2019-06-13 17:34

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 K...
2019-06-14 10:51

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....
2019-06-14 12:17

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....
2019-06-13 14:51

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....
2019-06-15 09:17

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....
2019-05-22 07:17

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....
2019-06-14 14:51

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....
2019-05-23 06:17

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......
2019-06-14 20:34

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, ...
2019-06-13 18:00

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....
2019-05-26 07:00

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....
2019-06-13 20:51

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....
2019-06-15 20:34

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....
2019-06-13 21:00

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....
2019-06-15 17:00

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....
2019-06-13 10:17

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....
2019-06-14 00:17

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....
2019-06-13 21:34

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....
2019-06-13 11:51

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 pe...
2019-06-10 22:34

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....
2019-06-12 10:51

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 bi...
2019-06-11 08:34

Hong Kong leader warns against 'radical actions' ahead of strike Small businesses gearing up for one-day shutdown in protests against proposed extradition lawHong Kong’s top political leader has urged people to refrain from “radical actions” as small businesses geared up for a one-day shutdown and groups call for ...
2019-06-11 14:51

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....
2019-06-13 01:00

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 thou...
2019-06-13 20:17

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....
2019-06-14 00:51

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...
2019-06-12 21:51

'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....
2019-06-13 16:51

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....
2019-06-13 21:51

Hong Kong singer Anthony Wong scores hit with Tiananmen song HONG KONG (AP) — Thirty years after it was crushed by China’s army, the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement is being commemorated in art, literature, public rallies and even synth pop. Hong Kong singer Anthony Wong’s latest release, &...
2019-06-02 13:34

The Latest: Calls spread to delay unpopular Hong Kong bills HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong extradition bill and protests (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Signs are growing that passage of extradition bills that have spurred large protests in Hong Kong could be delayed. A group of former senior gover...
2019-06-14 12:51

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....
2019-06-01 07:51

US briefing: Trump's 'secret' Mexico plan, Hong Kong and ExxonMobil Wednesday’s top story: President brandishes 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 sto...
2019-06-12 13:51

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....
2019-06-09 20:51

| 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....
2019-05-23 01:17

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....
2019-06-13 13:51

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....
2019-06-10 02:17

| 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....
2019-06-09 23:34

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....
2019-06-15 13:01

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....
2019-06-13 07:51

'We have the voice:' Hong Kong protesters blast China extradition plan Protesters shouting slogans and carrying signs marched through Hong Kong in a mass rally calling for the withdrawal of a proposal that could see fugitives in the largely self-governing Chinese territory handed over to authorities in the mainland....
2019-06-09 13:51

China condemns violent behavior in Hong Kong, supports government China's foreign ministry said on Thursday the central government strongly condemns the violent behavior of protesters in Hong Kong and supports the government there....
2019-06-13 11:17

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....
2019-06-09 13:34

Protesters scuffle with Hong Kong police, government offices shut down Scuffles broke out between protesters and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people remained on the streets to protest a planned extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators....
2019-06-13 11:17

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....
2019-06-15 19:17

Alibaba plans $20 billion blockbuster Hong Kong listing: sources Alibaba is considering raising as much as $20 billion through a secondary listing in Hong Kong, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, lining up a second blockbuster deal following its 2014 record $25 billion float in New York....
2019-05-28 06:34

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....
2019-05-21 21:17

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 c...
2019-06-15 22:51

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?...
2019-06-15 05:34

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......
2019-05-22 15:51

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....
2019-05-22 18:01

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

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....
2019-06-10 18:34

| 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"....
2019-06-10 12:34

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 Wednesda...
2019-06-05 07:00

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....
2019-06-09 08:17

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 environm...
2019-06-11 03:34

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....
2019-06-12 12:51

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....
2019-06-14 19:51

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...
2019-05-21 18:00

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 Chinese-ruled city, who no longer want to feel left out....
2019-06-03 11:51

Hong Kong protests send stocks lower, spark scramble for cash Hong Kong's financial markets came under pressure on Wednesday, with stocks falling and demand for cash surging, as protests against the territory's controversial extradition shut down key parts of the city....
2019-06-12 09:51

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 terr...
2019-06-06 12:34

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray at protesters amid scuffles Hong Kong police fired pepper spray at protesters near government buildings on Wednesday as tensions ramped up over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
2019-06-12 09:51

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....
2019-06-05 04:17

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 Wednesda...
2019-06-05 07:00

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....
2019-06-05 12:17

Telegram founder claims China hacked the app to disrupt 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 ...
2019-06-13 08:17

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....
2019-06-13 18:34

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....
2019-06-13 10:17

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters gather, government offices shut after violence Thousands of protesters readied in Hong Kong on Thursday for more potential clashes with police over a planned extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at unarmed demonstrators....
2019-06-13 07:51

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 ...
2019-06-13 18:51

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...
2019-06-13 16:17

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....
2019-05-29 12:34

‘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....
2019-06-12 19:51

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....
2019-06-13 15:51

Hong Kong leads Asian stocks lower, oil fragile at five-month lows Asian shares slumped on Thursday as the Hong Kong market was hit for the second straight 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...
2019-06-13 10:17

Tech Giants Amass a Lobbying Army for an Epic Washington Battle Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, facing the growing possibility of antitrust action and legislation to rein in their power, are spending freely to gain influence and access....
2019-06-06 01:51

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...
2019-05-22 10:17

REFILE-UPDATE 10-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....
2019-06-13 16:51

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 in running battles outside the city's legislature, angry at an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
2019-06-12 10:51

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....
2019-05-26 21:17

Hong Kong police say 11 protesters arrested, 22 officers injured in Wednesday demonstration against extradition law HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say 11 protesters arrested, 22 officers injured in Wednesday demonstration against extradition law. The post Hong Kong police say 11 protesters arrested, 22 officers injured in Wednesday demonstration against extradi...
2019-06-13 12:34

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 ...
2019-05-21 18:00

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....
2019-06-07 18:34

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....
2019-05-25 17:34

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....
2019-06-13 16:00

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....
2019-06-12 13:17

REFILE-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....
2019-06-05 17:51

| 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....
2019-06-12 16:17

Hundreds of protesters surround government headquarters in Hong Kong as officials prepare to table extradition law HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of protesters surround government headquarters in Hong Kong as officials prepare to table extradition law. The post Hundreds of protesters surround government headquarters in Hong Kong as officials prepare to table extraditi...
2019-06-12 05:00

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....
2019-06-13 15:34

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 fami...
2019-06-14 15:34

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......
2019-06-13 16:17

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 for...
2019-06-10 08:34

| 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....
2019-06-10 12:34

Taiwan leader says the Hong Kong protests show ‘one country, two systems’ framework doesn’t work TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan leader says the Hong Kong protests show ‘one country, two systems’ framework doesn’t work. The post Taiwan leader says the Hong Kong protests show ‘one country, two systems’ framework doesn&#...
2019-06-13 12:34

Death toll from Sudan protest camp rises to more than 30: protest-linked doctors association The number of people killed in the dispersal of a protest camp in the center of the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday rose to more than 30, an opposition-linked doctors' committee said....
2019-06-03 22:34

Sudan protest organizers say the number of people killed in the military’s raid of a sit-in protest camp has risen to 9 KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan protest organizers say the number of people killed in the military’s raid of a sit-in protest camp has risen to 9. The post Sudan protest organizers say the number of people killed in the military’s raid of a ...
2019-06-03 11:51

Put Off by Venice’s Crowds? Try the Oasis Next Door Should tourism be limited in overcrowded European cities? The author ponders the issue as he explores Treviso, Venice’s quieter neighbor, where canals also flow....
2019-06-10 11:34

| English crowds excite Aussies ahead of CWC Australia assistant coach Brad Haddin believes his side will relish the "theatre" of an English crowd reacting to the returning Steve Smith and David Warner....
2019-05-24 22:51

How to Avoid Annoying Crowds and Lines at Tourist Attractions If you’ve ever wanted to visit the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, or the Statue of Liberty, you should know now: You’ll likely run into hordes of slow-moving, selfie-stick-carrying tourists at any popular tourist attraction....
2019-05-29 23:51

Big crowds, extra police expected at Blues’ celebration ST. LOUIS (AP) — Organizers of the celebration to honor the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues expect a massive crowd, and security will be tight. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected Saturday for a parade and rally beneath the Gateway Arch...
2019-06-14 19:51

Here's how the US carrier networks perform among the crowds of Coachella or Times Square There are 5G network speeds under the few lampposts in Chicago where they are available and with you as the sole network user, and then there are Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T or Sprint network performances at crowded places like Times Square.The research ...
2019-06-14 22:00

Hollow Knight: Silksong Is Drawing Crowds At E3 For Good Reason There’s been a long line of people queuing up at Nintendo’s booth every day here at E3 to play the sequel to Hollow Knight on the Switch. These people have good taste. Hollow Knight was a great modern execution of classic Metroid-style 2D exploratio...
2019-06-13 22:51

Big crowds, extra police expected at Blues' celebration Organizers of the celebration to honor the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues expect a massive crowd, and security will be tight       ...
2019-06-14 20:00

Crowds Turn Out to Cheer Mexico's President---And the Deal He Struck With Trump Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador made a passionate plea for unity and vowed to comply with the terms of the agreement assumed by his government to contain a surge of Central American migrants seeking to enter the U.S....
2019-06-09 20:34

Scott urges Australian crowds to give U.S. cold shoulder at Presidents Cup Former world number one Adam Scott has tasted only heartbreak in eight Presidents Cups but believes a frosty crowd reception for the visiting United States could help the Internationals break their long losing streak in Australia this December....
2019-05-30 10:00

'Harry Potter' fans battle crowds and lightning in 10-hour wait to ride new 'Hagrid' roller coaster Diehard "Harry Potter" fans are waiting up to 10 hours to ride Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure on its opening day at Universal's Islands of Adventure....
2019-06-14 04:51

Prince Louis wins hearts as he waves to crowds during Trooping the Colour flypast to mark Queen's birthday Prince Louis won hearts across the nation as he waved excitedly from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during a flypast to mark the Queen's official birthday....
2019-06-08 17:34

When to Fly to Avoid Flight Delays Over the weekend, my 8pm flight from Chicago was delayed a total of four times; my plane arrived late, followed shortly by our crew who arrived at the gate from delayed flights themselves. Why is flying at night such a pain in the ass?...
2019-05-24 00:34

Juncker is fed up with Brexit delays • Andrea Leadsom quits UK government in fresh Brexit blow for Theresa May • Brexit fears back and pound paying the price • European elections explained in graphics...
2019-05-23 05:51

U.S. Delays Petrochemical Sanctions on Iran The Trump administration has delayed new, tougher sanctions on Iran’s petrochemical sector as it seeks to balance pressure on Tehran against rising tensions....
2019-05-31 12:51

Traveling This Summer? Expect Delays The summer travel season is poised to inflict pain on both U.S. airlines and fliers. Among the issues at airports: the extended grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets, runway closures and labor shortages....
2019-05-24 17:17

Nokia CEO admits to delays in rolling out 5G Nokia Chief Executive Rajeev Suri said on Tuesday that the company had been a little slow in getting 5G technology up and running, citing merging its own technology plans with those of acquired Alcatel-Lucent as a reason....
2019-05-21 16:00

Collision causes delays on northwest side TUCSON – A crash has closed Overton Road in both directions west of Shannon Road Tuesday afternoon. According to officials, the collision occurred at around 12:26 p.m. Tuesday. Drivers who are traveling in this area should expect delays. Motori...
2019-05-22 00:51

Fog blankets Sydney, causes flight delays Heavy fog blanketed Sydney on Saturday morning, delaying flights, creating hazards for shipping and setting social media ablaze with moody photographs of disappearing landmarks....
2019-06-08 07:34

For Second Time, One Republican’s Objection Delays Disaster Aid Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky objected to a request on Tuesday to pass a $19.1 billion emergency relief package by unanimous consent, becoming the second House Republican to block final passage....
2019-05-28 22:00

Huawei delays its first 5G phone Mate X until September The foldable phone will miss its June release date as it awaits further software testing, but it will still launch this year at a staggering price.Read More...
2019-06-14 23:51

Germany's 'climate cabinet' delays action again The special committee met in Berlin to discuss future climate action after the issue featured prominently in Sunday's EU elections. But critics say the government is dragging its feet on an urgent topic....
2019-05-30 05:34

Heavy traffic and long delays reported on I-17 PHOENIX (AP) – Authorities report heavy traffic on northbound Interstate 17 and say drivers headed to northern Arizona should expect long delays. The Arizona Department of Transportation said late Saturday morning that the longest delays were b...
2019-05-26 01:34

Huawei, like Samsung, delays its foldable smartphone Enlarge / Huawei's response to the export ban so far. (credit: KC Green / Ron Amadeo) The Huawei export ban has claimed another victim. The embattled Chinese company told CNBC that it is now delaying perhaps its most anticipated product, the $2600 ...
2019-06-14 19:17

Air China asks Boeing compensation for MAX 8 delays BEIJING (AP) — Air China Ltd., one of China’s three major state-owned airlines, is joining carriers that are asking Boeing Co. for compensation for the grounding of their 737 Max jetliners following two fatal crashes. An employee of Air China&#...
2019-05-22 11:51

Huawei delays ambition to be world top smartphone vendor Huawei says its ambition of becoming the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer will have to wait following recent events.“We would have become the largest in the fourth quarter (of this year) but now we feel that this process may t...
2019-06-11 13:51

Report: FTC’s political wrangling delays Facebook settlement SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company’s mishandling of personal information. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that political wrangling is delaying a settlemen...
2019-05-24 23:17

Type 1 diabetes: Drug delays onset by 2 years A placebo-controlled, double-blind trial finds that teplizumab delays the onset of type 1 diabetes by a median of 2 years among high-risk individuals....
2019-06-11 01:34

Smart meter delays could mean higher bills for millions Four million homes on prepay gas and electricity meters could see higher bills due to delays in the rollout of smart meters, says the competition watchdog....
2019-06-07 14:00

Advocates decry delays in release of migrant kids MIAMI (AP) — Immigrant advocates say the federal government is allowing migrant children at a Florida facility to languish in “prison-like conditions” instead of releasing them promptly to family. Attorneys filed hundreds of pages in fede...
2019-06-01 03:00

Railroad crossing repairs cause traffic delays in Marana TUCSON – The arm of a railroad crossing in Marana has been repaired after it was damaged during a hit-and-run collision, Marana Police Department reported Friday afternoon. According to MPD, the railroad affected is located at Cortaro Road and ...
2019-05-25 00:34

Trump delays tariffs on imported autos for six months President Trump faced a Saturday deadline to make a decision on recommendations by the Commerce Department to protect the U.S. auto industry from imports on national security grounds. ...
2019-05-21 16:51

Bitcoin ETFs still a mirage as SEC delays decision yet another time The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is still not keen on approving Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF). In a document published on May 20, the watchdog revealed it has delayed making a decision on an ETF proposal put forth by the VanEck S...
2019-05-21 15:17

Lottery win delays summer job talk for college student TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A father-son talk about a summer job is on the backburner after a New Jersey college student won a $1 million lottery prize. Kristopher Chrysanthopoulos’ dad had invited him to lunch to talk to the 20-year-old about the nee...
2019-06-05 14:51

China's GAC Motor delays U.S. entry on trade frictions GAC had an aggressive goal to sell cars in the U.S. in early 2020 but is now postponing that target as tariffs threaten to make imports from China too expensive....
2019-05-22 21:34

If You're Flying American Airlines, Expect Delays Until After Labor Day Back in March, Boeing 737 MAX aircraft were grounded after a tragic Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed, killing all 157 people on board. But, yes—there’s still a chance your flights are going to be delayed until early September if you’re flying Americ...
2019-06-10 19:01

Samsung delays its Galaxy Home smart speaker to Q3 Samsung has delayed the release of its Galaxy Home speaker. The Bixby-powered device should be on shelves sometime between July and September. Official confirmation of the delay shouldn't be too much of a surprise, as Samsung previously told Eng...
2019-06-04 17:17

Unusually wet spring delays California crops, damages others LOS ANGELES (AP) — California growers are frustrated by an unusually wet spring that has delayed the planting of crops like rice and damaged others including strawberries and wine grapes. Rice grower Kurt Richter said Tuesday that storms forced him t...
2019-05-22 00:51

Supporters angry over delays in receiving Cricket World Cup tickets • Organisers play down fears• Dozens of fans vent their furyCricket World Cup organisers have played down complaints from fans who have failed to receive their match tickets, saying the problem is “absolutely normal” for major events and would be add...
2019-05-29 22:00

| US House intel panel delays subpoena against Barr after DOJ offer The Democratic chairperson of the US House Intelligence Committee says he would hold off enforcing a subpoena against Attorney General William Barr after the Justice Department agreed to turn over materials relating to an investigation into Russian e...
2019-05-23 15:51

Serial subway saboteur caused nearly 750 delays since March: report The emergency-brake-yanking scoundrel who has been scuttling subways during rush hour is responsible for hundreds of commute-crushing train delays since March alone, according to a report. The rail reprobate, who sources say has been using an MTA mas...
2019-05-23 18:00

GRAINS-Corn climbs to near 2-year high on U.S. planting delays Chicago corn futures rose more than 2% on Tuesday, climbing to a near 2-year high as forecasts for heavy rains across key U.S. growing areas threatened to further delay planting. Wheat rose to its highest since February, driven up by short-coveri...
2019-05-28 10:17

Elections board delays certifying Kentucky primary results FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky election officials have delayed certifying statewide primary election results after the state’s chief election official identified a series of discrepancies in vote counts. The discrepancies won’t change any...
2019-06-04 20:51

Transport for London will collect Wi-Fi data to warn you about delays on the Tube From July 8, Transport for London (TfL) will begin using Wi-Fi data from mobile devices to analyze the flow of passengers through Underground stations, helping predict delays and congestion.TfL has been quick to dispel any privacy worries, noting tha...
2019-05-22 16:34

FCC blames Commerce Department for 5G weather scare, spectrum delays A dispute between the FCC and Department of Commerce is threatening to delay 5G deployments and create unfounded scares about the technology, Ajit Pai says.Read More...
2019-06-13 22:34

Publisher delays US release of Naomi Wolf book, ‘Outrages’ NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Wolf’s U.S. publisher is postponing the release of her new book, “Outrages,” after a BBC interviewer challenged some of her findings. Wolf is openly objecting to the delay. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced t...
2019-06-14 19:51

Huawei delays global launch of foldable phone by three months Huawei will delay the launch of its much-touted foldable 5G Mate X smartphone by three months, the latest setback for the company that was slapped with U.S. sanctions last month....
2019-06-14 12:17

Judge blasts feds for delays on Jamal Khashoggi documents A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday scolded government attorneys for persistent delays in handing over documents related to the December killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. District Judge Paul Engelmayer, who presides over a law...
2019-06-05 03:17

House committee delays decision on funding Space Force A draft of the National Defense Authorization Act released by the House does not fund the Space Force envisioned by President Donald Trump, but members of Congress say an amendment for it will be voted on Wednesday....
2019-06-10 23:34

Huawei delays the foldable Mate X to avoid Samsung’s mistakes In the wake of Huawei’s US export ban, its easy to forget that the company was due to launch one of the first folding phones to hit the market. The $2,600 Mate X was set to go head-to-head with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, but after the Korean giant delaye...
2019-06-15 02:34

Newron delays schizophrenia drug trial after FDA raises concerns Swiss-listed drugmaker Newron must delay a trial of its prospective schizophrenia medicine evenamide after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raised concerns about central nervous system (CNS) events that have emerged in rats and dogs....
2019-05-28 08:17

| Samsung delays launch of Galaxy Fold after screen failures Samsung says it will postpone the retail launch of the Galaxy Fold, without giving a new debut date. Several publications reported a bevy of problems with test versions of the $1,980 device after only days of use....
2019-05-21 20:34

Tesla blames production delays for significant financial losses CEO Musk predicted Tesla would make a profit in Q1 this year EV pioneer has lost £545m in the first three months of this year despite strong sales Tesla’s financial woes continue even as the Californian company sets jaw-dropping records for sales ...
2019-05-28 06:34

Cops bust subway saboteur likely behind hundreds of train delays Police nabbed an alleged subway brake puller late Thursday — and are investigating if he’s the suspect responsible for causing more than 700 commute-crushing delays since February alone, police said. Brooklyn resident Isaiah Thompson, 23, was arreste...
2019-05-24 19:34

Uber and Lyft increased traffic delays in San Francisco by 40 percent Uber and Lyft say they help cut down on vehicle congestion, but a new analysis of San Francisco traffic found they did the opposite over a six year period...
2019-05-21 18:34

Trio of goats wandering on rail tracks cause delays for London commuters A trio of escaped goats caused havoc for London commuters this morning after they broke out of their farm enclosure and started explored the railway tracks....
2019-06-07 15:34

Experimental drug delays type 1 diabetes onset in mid-stage trial (Reuters Health) - In people at high risk for type 1 diabetes, 14 days of therapy with the experimental drug teplizumab delayed development of the disease by a year or more, according to results from a mid-stage study presented Sunday....
2019-06-09 22:17

Trump, steamed over delays, pulls plug on electric carrier catapults Enlarge / US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose for a photograph with US military personnel aboard the USS Wasp aircraft carrier at the US naval base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Trump told ...
2019-05-29 05:34

Governors Ball attendees left fuming over delays, cancelled acts Governors Ball was way out of tune on Sunday. Scores of music fans were left to bake in the sweltering sun as the final day of the three-day festival was delayed for more than six hours — with early acts cancelled altogether — due to “forecasted thu...
2019-06-03 02:51

White House delays tariff hike on numerous Chinese products The U.S. Trade Representative's Office announced on Friday that it was officially delaying for a week tariff hikes on numerous products imported from China. The announcement said the tariffs, which had initially been set to rise to 25% on June 1, wou...
2019-06-07 18:34

German government plane 'gremlin' strikes again, delays foreign minister Foreign Minister Heiko Maas ran late for a trip to Bulgaria after a fault was found with an engine on his government plane. The aging fleet that carries top German politicians has faced a litany of problems....
2019-05-21 22:17

SoCalGas delays return of California natgas pipes by a month to July Southern California Gas Co (SoCalGas) has delayed the estimated return of some natural gas pipelines until July 5 from June 8 after finding a "non-hazardous" pipeline leak in remote areas of the desert....
2019-06-05 17:34

Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson delays tour over mental health LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson has postponed his June tour over mental health concerns. Wilson, 76, said in a statement Thursday that he postponed the Pet Sounds and Greatest Hits Live tour after a recent surgery caused him to feel...
2019-06-07 00:00

Southern delays: Train chaos continues into evening after heavy flooding Travellers around south London faced severe delays and train cancellations this evening as rail networks struggle to "return to normal" following heavy flooding....
2019-06-11 22:51

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!...
2019-05-28 20:34

House delays legal action against Barr as Dems secure 'key' Mueller evidence House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said on Monday that he has decided to postpone legal action against the Justice Department for access to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s files.Nadler (D-N.Y.) ascribed his decision to an unspeci...
2019-06-10 21:51

Trudeau pledges billions for new coast guard fleet but mum on how he plans to circumvent delays Talks between the government and Quebec's Chantier Davie are slated to start on Thursday after pledge to open up shipbuilding contracts to a third supplier....
2019-05-23 02:34

World Cup Live: Rain Stops, Wet Outfield Delays India vs New Zealand Toss India vs New Zealand Live Score, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: Overnight and early morning rain delayed the start of the World Cup match between India and New Zealand in Nottingham....
2019-06-13 14:17

GRAINS-Corn futures hit three-year high after rains prolong planting delays U.S. corn futures surged 4.1% to their highest levels in nearly three years on Tuesday, supported by planting delays across key growing areas of the U.S. Midwest following heavy rains, traders said....
2019-05-29 00:00

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....
2019-06-10 10:00

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&...
2019-06-13 00:00

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....
2019-06-06 21:51

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....
2019-06-14 19:17

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....
2019-06-14 02:00

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....
2019-06-14 14:51

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....
2019-05-29 14:34

Huawei delays foldable phone launch until September to do extra tests after Samsung's troubles Huawei says it's looking to launch its roughly $2,600 Mate X foldable phone globally, and will be focusing on markets that are rolling out 5G networks....
2019-06-14 13:00

Shares in Asia trade mixed as European central bank delays rate hike Stocks in Asia were mixed in early trade on Friday as the European Central Bank said it would delay its first post-crisis interest rate hike till at least the middle of next year....
2019-06-07 05:34

Great white shark off California coast delays sheriff’s office's water training Officials with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office in Santa Rosa, Calif., were forced to delay a water training in Bodega Bay due to the presence of a massive, toothy creature: A great white shark....
2019-06-13 07:34

GM Delays Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 3.0-Liter Duramax Diesel, Cancels 2019 Orders General Motors has been forced to cancel orders and delay the new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine for its full-size Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, which were originally scheduled to be available early this year, due to emissions testin...
2019-05-23 21:00

The Debate Over Office Temperatures Just Heated Up, Thanks to a New Study There are new data to throw into the ongoing debate over office thermostats—but they likely won’t settle any arguments. The question of how cold to keep an office often splits workplaces by gender, since women typically prefer a warmer wo...
2019-05-23 01:17

Aretha Franklin’s Sons Debate Whether New Will Is Valid When the singer died last year, her family thought she had no will. But documents have surfaced that detail a specific plan on how to distribute her estate....
2019-05-24 23:17

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...
2019-06-15 11:51

Supreme Court reenters the abortion debate As the public debate over abortion heats up, the Supreme Court has definitively signaled its willingness to weigh in on state efforts to protect human life. As Justice Clarence Thomas emphasized in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood ...
2019-06-08 08:00

Iran Threat Debate Is Set Off by Images of Missiles at Sea The photographs fueled fears that Iran would fire missiles at U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf. But some said the moves could be defensive acts against Washington provocations....
2019-05-21 14:51

De Blasio whines about DNC debate rules that could leave him out Mayor Bill de Blasio whined Monday night that the Democratic National Committee’s rules for September’s presidential debates are so tough that it could make it all but impossible for pipe-dream campaigns like his to qualify. During an appearance on N...
2019-06-11 04:51

De Blasio makes DNC debate despite lackluster donations Mayor Bill de Blasio secured a coveted spot for the first Democratic presidential primary debate later this month — despite his failure to get at least 65,000 donors. The Democratic National Committee released the list of the 20 candidates who will p...
2019-06-14 00:51

Argentina revisits tense abortion law debate Argentina's parliament is once again debating the liberalization of abortion laws as citizens on both sides of the argument protest en masse. The issue has divided the country for years, could there finally be a change?...
2019-05-29 04:00

Here’s Which Candidates Have Already Qualified for the Democratic Presidential Debate At least 14 Democratic presidential candidates — from former Vice President Joe Biden to self-help author Marianne Williamson — have already clinched spots on the first primary debate stage. Hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo, the de...
2019-06-12 19:17

DNC to require at least one female moderator at each primary debate The Democratic National Committee is implementing a new requirement that each of their 12 upcoming presidential debates feature at least one female moderator, Fox News has confirmed....
2019-05-31 19:51

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."...
2019-06-08 23:51

'No-Deal' Brexit Returns to Forefront of Debate Most lawmakers oppose it. Business executives are terrified of it. But the favorites jostling to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May are talking up Britain’s abrupt exit from the EU after years of inconclusive wrangling....
2019-05-28 15:00

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 ...
2019-06-02 10:01

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....
2019-05-21 16:17

Newsbook: 3 Novels Explore the Abortion Debate How would life in the United States change for women if terminating a pregnancy was outlawed? A recent novel imagines the outcome, and two others delve into the issue....
2019-05-21 15:01

Conservative leadership debate – be in the audience Sky News is planning to host a live leadership debate between the final two contenders to replace Theresa May as Conservative leader, and you could be in the audience....
2019-06-11 16:51

Trump Lifts Metal Tariffs and Delays Auto Levies, Limiting Global Trade Fight President Trump said he would remove metal tariffs on Canada and Mexico and delay auto tariffs, stepping back from opening another front in a global trade war....
2019-05-21 17:17

Tottenham fans travelling with Thomas Cook fear missing Champions League Final after delays Hundreds of Tottenham fans face a race to make the Champions League Final after Thomas Cook confirmed one of its chartered flights will not land in Madrid until 4.30pm on Saturday....
2019-05-31 14:17

French Open: rain delays force Ashleigh Barty's semi-final away from main court Men’s semis will be played on centre court in ParisOrganisers’ decision declared ‘unfair and inappropriate’ Ashleigh Barty’s first appearance in a grand slam semi-final will not be on the grand stage normally reserved for a last-four match at Roland ...
2019-06-07 10:00

American Airlines blames mechanics for 2,200 flight delays, cancellations, warns of summer travel trouble American Airlines says a slowdown by mechanics led to nearly 2,200 flight cancellations, delays since February and has intensified.        ...
2019-05-21 14:32

New Democratic Debate Rules Will Distort Priorities, Some Campaigns Say A threshold of 130,000 donors will force campaigns to spend more on digital ads they hope will go viral, an expensive redirection of resources, some campaigns said....
2019-05-31 01:51

Americas private banking debate: Internationalization is the future Wealthy clients increasingly need international products and services. The opportunities are clear for those who can stomach the regulatory hurdles of cross-border business and who can leverage their retail or investment banking connections. Technolo...
2019-05-24 22:01

| Brexit debate draws newcomers into British politics With no previous political experience, Jessica Simor and James Wells are both candidates in the upcoming European elections for rival parties born out of the divisive Brexit debate that is shaking up politics in Britain....
2019-05-22 00:51

De Blasio, Gillibrand might just squeak into first Democratic presidential debate Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand appear to have squeaked in to participate in the first Democratic presidential primary debates later this month. A Politico analysis has the pair of New York pols crossing the threshold to get two of 2...
2019-06-07 22:51

Malaysia's Mahathir rekindles gold standard debate The Malaysian leader has proposed a gold-pegged common trading currency for East Asia. Experts say returning to the gold standard is easier said than done, especially when the motive is more political than economic....
2019-06-04 06:51

USWNT celebration debate hijacked by death threats Now the full-blown debate over the US Women’s National Team’s blowout of Thailand in its World Cup opener is getting out of hand on both sides. While the Americans have faced plenty of criticism for continuing to celebrate their goals in ...
2019-06-13 04:51

Saudis and Russia Debate Response to Oil-Price Swoon Saudi Arabia and Russia—the world’s top crude exporters—disagree about how to halt a free fall in oil prices, and their energy ministers are set to meet in Russia in the coming days to build a consensus ahead of a key OPEC summit....
2019-06-06 18:34

In #MeToo era, states debate teaching consent in schools Inside a Catholic school in Portland, Oregon, high school sophomores break into groups to discuss some once-taboo topics: abusive relationships and consent. At one desk, a girl with banana-colored fingernails begins jotting down some of the hallmarks...
2019-05-21 16:00

Mayoral rivals to hold Turkey's first TV debate in nearly two decades Istanbul's ousted main opposition mayor Ekrem Imamoglu and his AK Party rival Binali Yildirim will hold a televised debate on June 16, party officials said on Monday, in what will be the first debate of its kind in Turkey in nearly two decades....
2019-06-10 14:51

As Passions Flare in Abortion Debate, Many Americans Say ‘It’s Complicated’ Abortion is anything but a simple issue. But the nuance in how most Americans think about it has all but disappeared from the political conversation, some voters say....
2019-06-15 15:17

Democrats toughen qualifying standards for third presidential debate Seeking to cull its crowded 2020 presidential field, the Democratic Party will make it tougher for candidates to qualify for a third debate scheduled for September....
2019-05-29 19:51

Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to border WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are clashing over the Trump administration’s move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border. The TSA is asking federal air marshals, airport screeners and others t...
2019-05-21 21:17

Democratic WH hopefuls Bennet, Ryan jab at DNC over debate rules Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Tim Ryan, two of the Democratic presidential candidates gunning to make the first round of presidential debates, say it’s too soon for the Democratic National Committee to exclude some of the candidates from making the de...
2019-05-29 00:00

Viral debate: Should middle-seat airplane passengers hog both armrests? The internet is up in arms over this airplane etiquette question: “Does the person sitting in the middle seat on the airplane get both armrests?” Twitter users are offered two response choices: “Definitely” and “No way.&...
2019-06-08 00:34

Juan Williams and Jesse Watters debate Trump 'backpedalling' Fox News' Jesse Watters and Juan Williams picked up where they left off Friday once again debating the president's comments that he would be willing to listen to a foreign government if they had information on a political rival....
2019-06-15 03:34

Party reveals schedule for 2-night Democratic debate this month Former Vice President Joe Biden and 2016 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders will go head-on-head in the second night of first-round debates later this month, the party said Friday after holding a draw....
2019-06-14 22:51

Kirsten Gillibrand meets donor requirement for 2020 debate WASHINGTON – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has passed the 65,000 donor threshold, practically ensuring that she’ll be on the Democratic presidential primary debate stage in Miami later this month On Monday, Gillibrand’s spokeswoman Meredith Kelly twe...
2019-06-11 04:51

Debate over debates: 2020 Dems fume over DNC criteria as cut-off looms With the deadline just a day away for the 2020 White House hopefuls to qualify for the first two rounds of primary debates organized by the Democratic National Committee, some of the candidates still gunning to make the stage are getting increasingly...
2019-06-11 15:34

Anchors From Fox and Chinese State TV to Hold Live Debate on Trade Experts say the debate between Trish Regan and Liu Xin will help a Communist Party-controlled television network raise its profile in America, where it has struggled to gain a foothold....
2019-05-29 16:51

Long-shot 2020 Dem Williamson slams DNC for debate criteria Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson has a message for the Democratic National Committee. The best-selling spiritual author and philanthropist turned Democratic presidential candidate says the DNC’s “job should be to help us get in f...
2019-05-22 23:17

Latest Gucci show wades into debate on US abortion bans Alessandro Michele says his focus was on women’s right to respect and freedom of choiceIf fashion is becoming an increasingly politicised space, Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, didn’t waste an opportunity to make his position clear at ...
2019-05-29 15:17

Should we ban facial recognition? From companies to cities, debate over privacy rages on Facial recognition is spreading to where you live, work, shop and travel. What happens to the data? Would you trade privacy for safety?        ...
2019-05-23 05:17

The Point: Here's how a weird DNC rule is setting the 2020 debate stage Earlier this week, with virtually no advance notice, the Democratic National Committee, released its criteria for how the 23(!) candidates running for the party's presidential nomination can qualify for a spot on the stage for the third party-sanctio...
2019-05-31 18:51

Nepal marks 1st Everest summit amid debate over permits KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has commemorated the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest amid a climbing season marred by the highest death toll in four years and a debate on whether the government should limit permits to prevent dangerous...
2019-05-29 11:00

Miss India photo stirs debate on social media What began as an innocent collage of this year's Miss India finalists has evolved into a heated social media debate about India's obsession with fair skin....
2019-06-03 07:00

US Billionaire's Gift To Graduates Fuels Student Debt Debate When the American billionaire Robert Smith announced to students graduating from historically black Morehouse College that he would pay off their student loans, he put himself at the center of one of......
2019-05-22 10:51

Corporations are getting dragged into a debate they’ve long sought to avoid: Abortion A confluence of forces could make it more challenging for companies to remain quiet on the sidelines on what is perhaps America's most polarizing social issue....
2019-05-31 14:51

Nepal marks 1st Everest ascent amid debate over permits Nepal commemorated the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest on Wednesday amid a climbing season marred by the highest death toll in four years and a debate on whether the government should limit permits to prevent dangerous overcrowding o...
2019-05-30 00:17

Russia sanctions debate deepens Germany's east-west divide State premiers in eastern Germany want to end crippling sanctions against Russia. With the far-right Alternative for Germany gaining ground in the east, that position has more to do with politics than anything else....
2019-06-11 19:17

Dutch prime minister, populist leader clash in Europe debate The Dutch prime minister has clashed with the leader of a right-wing populist party over immigration and whether the Netherlands should remain in the European Union in a debate on the eve of European Parliament elections....
2019-05-23 04:00

Papua New Guinea debate: PNG takes bold step onto financial and economic map Last year was key in the development of one of Oceania’s more unexplored yet potential-rich economies. Its inaugural $500 million sovereign dollar bond caught light and its hosting of the APEC Summit was a hit. The country now needs investment to unl...
2019-05-21 15:00

‘Fetal Heartbeat’ vs. ‘Forced Pregnancy’: The Language Wars of the Abortion Debate Activists on both sides of the abortion fight have long chosen their words carefully, coining terms like “pro-life,” “pro-choice” and “partial-birth abortion.”...
2019-05-23 08:17

With confidence vote, Peru revives debate over anti-graft reforms Peru's government won a confidence vote in the country's Congress on Wednesday, reviving debate over President Martin Vizcarra's flagging effort to pass anti-corruption measures....
2019-06-05 23:00

Biden joins the call for a Democratic candidates’ debate on climate change Many presidential hopefuls say they want a primary debate to focus on climate, and now Biden’s adding his name to the list. But the Democratic Party is resisting....
2019-06-12 04:34

Elizabeth Warren reframes mass shooting debate after Virginia Beach Warren: everyday gun violence should get same coverageLeading Democrats attend convention in San FranciscoA day after the deadliest US mass shooting this year in which 12 people were shot dead at a government building, Elizabeth Warren was asked what...
2019-06-02 15:34

Rachel Maddow, Lester Holt among moderators for first Democratic primary debate NBC News announced on Tuesday that “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will be among the moderators for the first Democratic primary debate later this month. Joining them will be “Today” co-anchor Sa...
2019-06-11 16:17

‘Kids Need a Good Start’: Readers Debate Admissions at Elite N.Y.C. Schools The drop in black and Hispanic student admissions to New York’s specialized high schools led to an impassioned discussion among readers with personal experiences at them....
2019-06-06 01:51

Pelosi clashes with fellow Dems in closed-door debate on impeachment House Democratic leaders sparred internally on Monday over whether to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies rejecting the call to move forward for now, according to multiple sources.Reps...
2019-05-21 15:17

In Debate Over Fed Holdings, Officials Seek Maximum Recession-Fighting Firepower Federal Reserve officials began a formal debate at its latest policy meeting around the task of determining the composition of Treasury securities the central bank would hold after it ends the runoff of its asset portfolio....
2019-05-23 01:51

Channel 4 to 'empty chair' Boris Johnson at Tory leadership TV debate Frontrunner refuses invite, but will take part in a similar BBC-hosted event two days laterBoris Johnson will be represented by an empty podium in a television debate on Sunday night as his five remaining rivals to be Britain’s next prime minister fi...
2019-06-14 23:51

Notre-Dame Donation Backlash Raises Debate: What’s Worthy of Philanthropy? Philanthropic experts said they were not shocked by what seemed like an ungrateful response to the money raised to restore the cathedral, but few agreed on a solution....
2019-05-21 23:34

As nuclear weapons risk escalates, debate grows about 'vintage' US arsenal The threat of nuclear weapons being deployed is now at its highest point since the conclusion the World War ll, a top United Nations security expert cautioned this week, calling the matter an “urgent” one that requires global attention....
2019-05-23 23:00

Biden, Sanders and Harris to face off as Democratic debate lineups set – live Trio drawn together for split NBC debate on 26-27 June, while Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke to meet in other groupSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 10.48pm BST The Trump campaign’s pollster has responded to the r...
2019-06-14 23:51

Tech Giants Google, Facebook and Amazon Intensify Antitrust Debate The backlash against Silicon Valley comes amid a broader movement to rethink antitrust in general and marks the scrambling of the old left-right divide over government intervention in the market....
2019-06-08 09:51

Misinformation swirling around Dutch teenager's death ignites debate over euthanasia At just 17-years-old, Dutch teenager Noa Pothoven had already written an award-winning memoir detailing her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anorexia in the wake of sexual assault and rape....
2019-06-08 14:17