Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle pro-democracy protesters

Asia & Pacific 11/18/19, 14:30

Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of pro-democracy protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday, Nov. 19, local time, in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged across parts of the ...

President Trump supports Chile and denounces foreign interference seeking to undermine Chile’s democracy

South America 11/01/19, 10:43

Amid Chile's social crisis, President Donald Trump said he supports Chilean President Sebastián Piñera's government in its efforts to "restore national order" in the South American country. President Trump called Piñera on Wednesday to express his support for the decision to suspend two important international meetings and also denounced alleged foreign ...

Thousands protest mask ban as HK leader toughens stance

Asia & Pacific 10/04/19, 07:21

Thousands of defiant masked protesters streamed into Hong Kong streets Friday after the city’s embattled leader invoked rarely used emergency powers to ban masks at rallies in a hardening of the government’s stance after four months of anti-government demonstrations. Challenging the ban set to take effect Saturday, protesters crammed streets in ...

Hong Kong protester shot as China marks its 70th anniversary

Asia & Pacific 10/01/19, 16:56

In a fearsome escalation of violence, Hong Kong police shot a protester in the chest at close range Tuesday, leaving the teenager bleeding and howling on the ground. Tens of thousands joined anti-government demonstrations that spread across the semi-autonomous Chinese territory in a challenge to Beijing's dominance as the Communist ...

Charges against alleged white supremacists tossed by judge

U.S. 06/04/19, 20:50

Federal charges against three alleged members of a violent white supremacist group accused of inciting violence at California political rallies were dismissed by a judge who found their actions amounted to constitutionally protected free speech.Prosecutors said members of the Rise Above Movement conspired to riot by using the internet to ...

Dozens detained at cathedral protest in Russian city

World 05/16/19, 04:55

Russian police detained several dozen people in the early hours on Thursday at a rally protesting plans to build a cathedral in a popular park in Russia's fourth-largest city.Thousands protested in Yekaterinburg late Wednesday for the third consecutive day, and riot police were dispatched to the city center park where ...

Russian riot police deployed before cathedral protest

World 05/15/19, 10:40

Hundreds of riot police have surrounded a park in Russia's fourth-largest city before what's expected to be a third consecutive day of protests against building a new cathedral.Local media in the city of Yekaterinburg reported on Wednesday that riot police swarmed the park, which has become the epicenter of the ...

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