Hong Kongers march again, mourn death of protester

Asia Pacific Jun 16, 2019

Hong Kongers march again, mourn death of protester

Large crowds were beginning to gather in Hong Kong ahead of another mass rally Sunday as public anger seethed following unprecedented clashes between protesters and police over an extradition law, despite a climb-down by the city's embattled leader. Organizers were hoping for another mammoth turnout ...

Calls mount for Hong Kong extradition bill to be suspended

Asia Pacific Jun 15, 2019

Calls mount for Hong Kong extradition bill to be suspended

Hong Kong girded for another mass march against a China-backed extradition bill Sunday as the city's leader, Carrie Lam, faced new calls to withdraw the legislation after clashes between protesters and police. The government may suspend the controversial bill to defuse tensions, local media reported. ...

Mideast tanker attacks jolt oil-dependent Asia

Business / Economy | FOCUS Jun 15, 2019

Mideast tanker attacks jolt oil-dependent Asia

The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the region's oil import-dependent economies. While the violence only directly jolted two countries in the region ...