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. ...

Hong Kong quiet, but prospect of new protest looms large

Asia Pacific Jun 14, 2019

Hong Kong quiet, but prospect of new protest looms large

Hong Kong's downtown was calm Friday 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, although the prospect of further protests over the weekend loomed large. Demonstrators have said ...

Russian police detain at least 94 at Moscow journalist protest

World Jun 12, 2019

Russian police detain at least 94 at Moscow journalist protest

Russian police detained at least 94 people on Wednesday, including opposition politician Alexei Navalny, at a protest in Moscow calling for punishment for police officers involved in the alleged framing of a journalist, monitors said. Police abruptly dropped drugs charges a day earlier against journalist ...