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Major quake strikes northern Japan...
The Japan Meteorological Agency says a magnitude-6.7 quake struck the northern part of the country late Tuesday night. No fatalities have been reported. Tsunami advisories issued along the Sea of Japan coast have been lifted.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-18 17:30 UTC
Former Protest Leaders Call For Probe Into China's Tiananmen Rights Record...
Former 1989 student leader Wang Dan says the U.N. Human Rights Council should probe China's rights record linked to the Tiananmen massacre.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-18 16:56 UTC
US needs to join Hong Kong fight...
At least four times in the past few decades, a US president has been presented with opportunities and risks from a popular uprising against an oppressive foreign adversary that threatened US interests. Now, US President Donald Trump — who is still a
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-18 16:55 UTC
Hong Kong Protesters Reject Leader's Apology, Call For Independent Probe...
Protesters and journalists call for the authorities to be held accountable for last week's police violence.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-18 16:53 UTC
China won't allow Hong Kong leader to step down despite mass unrest - HK official...
Beijing won't let Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, step down even if she wanted to, a senior city government official close to her said on Monday, adding that a divisive extradition law she delayed on the weekend was effectively withdrawn. Oppositi
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-17 13:53 UTC
Hong Kong Protesters Demand Chief Exec's Resignation...
Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong joined those calling for the city's pro-Beijing leader's resignation, saying after his release from prison Monday that he would soon join massive protests against an extradition law.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-17 13:52 UTC
Tens of thousands of protesters return to streets in Hong Kong...
Hong Kong residents filled the streets on Sunday for the second week in a row, protesting a suspended bill that would allow some suspects to be extradited to the Chinese mainland, a
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-16 14:26 UTC
UPDATE 7-Hong Kong leader apologises as protesters press demands for her to quit...
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters maintained calls for her to resign over her handling of a bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-16 14:24 UTC
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
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-15 11:02 UTC
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 d...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-14 14:09 UTC
Pressure mounts on Hong Kong leader from her own allies...
Hong Kong's embattled leader faced mounting pressure on Friday to abandon a deeply unpopular plan to allow extraditions to China as key allies urged a rethink following unprecedented political unrest.The global network of Agence France-Presse covers 1
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-14 14:07 UTC
Uneasy calm in Hong Kong after day of violence over extradition bill...
Hong Kong riot police and protesters braced for possible further clashes across ...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-12 23:12 UTC
China extradition protests plunge Hong Kong into historic violence...
Hong Kong was rocked Wednesday by the worst political unrest since its handover to China, as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters who tried to storm parliament and blocked roads in the financial hub.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-12 23:12 UTC
Violence rocks Hong Kong protests while China, U.S. clash over extradition bill...
The afternoon violence marked a major escalation in the semiautonomous Chinese territory's biggest political crisis in years.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-12 13:02 UTC
Hong Kong police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protesters...
The afternoon violence marked a major escalation in the semi-autonomous Chinese city's biggest political crisis in years.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-12 12:58 UTC
What Hong Kong's massive protests are really about...
The fight over an extradition law and democracy in China, explained.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-11 17:17 UTC
Revoke HK's special status, NPP says...
New Power Party (NPP) legislators and a coalition of civic groups yesterday urged the government to cancel the special legal status granted to Hong Kong officials and investors with Chinese ties amid growing concerns over a Hong Kong extradition bill.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-11 17:09 UTC
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 judici
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-11 17:09 UTC
China shuts down popular finance news app wallstreetcn.com...
Beijing on Monday ordered the closure of popular finance news app wallstreetcn.com, better known as Wall Street News, saying it was in breach of cybersecurity laws.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-10 21:48 UTC
Hong Kong leader dismisses demands to drop controversial bill...
HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, said Monday that she had no intention of withdrawing contentious legislation that would allow extraditions to mainland China, despite hundreds of thousands of people demonstrating against it the day before.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-10 21:35 UTC

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