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Presidential candidate Abdelaziz Belaid casts his ballot inside a polling station, in Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Five candidates have their eyes on becoming the next president of Algeria - without a leader since April - in Thursday's contentious election boycotted by a massive pro-democracy movement. (AP Photo)
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December 12, 2019 - 7:41 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerians — without a leader since April — voted on Thursday for a new president in an election marked by protests, scattered violence and a boycott by the massive pro-democracy movement that ousted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Thousands of protesters filled the streets...
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A pro-democracy supporter waves a flag during a rally by the advertising industry in Hong Kong on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Thousands of people took to Hong Kong's streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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December 02, 2019 - 6:44 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China said Monday it will suspend U.S. military ship and aircraft visits to Hong Kong and sanction several American pro-democracy and human rights groups in retaliation for the signing into law of legislation supporting anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory...
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A pro-democracy supporter waves a flag during a rally by the advertising industry in Hong Kong on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Thousands of people took to Hong Kong's streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smoke bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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December 02, 2019 - 3:10 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong protests (all times local): 4 p.m. China says it will suspend U.S. Navy visits to Hong Kong and sanction a range of pro-democracy non-governmental organizations in retaliation for the passage of legislation supporting human rights in Hong Kong by...
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A pro-democracy protester runs away from the tear gas fired by riot police during a rally in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. A huge crowd took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, some driven back by tear gas, to demand more democracy and an investigation into the use of force to crack down on the six-month-long anti-government demonstrations. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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December 01, 2019 - 8:45 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people took to Hong Kong’s streets Sunday in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smokes bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement. In the largest...
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A resident confronts riot police outside of the Prince Edward metro station in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their monthslong movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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November 30, 2019 - 10:49 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their monthslong movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the Chinese territory. The rally at a park downtown was among several peaceful gatherings...
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Protesters wave a British flag as they gather for a rally outside of the British Consulate in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Hong Kong police ended their blockade of a university campus Friday after surrounding it for 12 days to try to arrest anti-government protesters holed up inside. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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November 29, 2019 - 8:57 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists rallied Friday outside the British Consulate, urging the city’s former colonial ruler to emulate the U.S. and take concrete actions to support their cause, as police ended a blockade of a university campus after 12 days. Waving British...
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Policemen from Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit search for dangerous materials at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Police safety teams Thursday began clearing a university that was a flashpoint for clashes with protesters, and an officer said any holdouts still hiding inside would not be immediately arrested. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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November 28, 2019 - 4:37 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chanting “Stand with Hong Kong,” pro-democracy activists on Thursday urged the world to follow U.S. footsteps by passing laws backing human rights in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, as police teams began a cleanup of a Hong Kong university earlier occupied by demonstrators...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Lam has refused to offer any concessions to anti-government protesters after a local election setback. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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November 26, 2019 - 4:28 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Faculty teams searching through Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University have found a young woman in weak condition and believe there aren’t likely to be any other anti-government protesters still hiding in the campus...
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Protesters hold placards baring the words "Release People", shout slogan as they gather near the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Hong Kong's pro-democracy opposition won a stunning landslide victory in weekend local elections in a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam over her handling of violent protests that have divided the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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November 25, 2019 - 10:36 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday she would “seriously reflect” on a stunning landslide victory by pro-democracy candidates in the city’s local election that was a clear rebuke of how she has handled violent protests that divided the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Pro-...
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Supporters of pro-democracy candidate Angus Wong celebrate after he won in district council elections in Hong Kong, early Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Vote counting was underway in Hong Kong early Monday after a massive turnout in district council elections seen as a barometer of public support for pro-democracy protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for more than five months. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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November 24, 2019 - 3:03 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Partial returns early Monday from Hong Kong’s local elections showed that pro-democracy candidates won more than a third of the seats in balloting that was seen as a test of support for the anti-government protests that rocked the Chinese territory for more than five months. Among...
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