Political and civil unrest

A protester holds a megaphone as he sits on a ladder at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Protesters who had barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university this week began to leave Friday after partially clearing a road they had blocked and demanding that the government commit to going ahead with local elections on Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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November 15, 2019 - 7:28 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Many of the protesters who had barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university this week began to leave Friday after temporarily clearing a road they had blocked and demanding that the government commit to going ahead with local elections on Nov. 24. It wasn’t immediately clear why...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows the logos for Amazon, top, and Microsoft. . Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. (AP Photo/Richard Drew and Ted S. Warren, File)
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November 15, 2019 - 3:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday he was certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly. The Pentagon awarded the contract to Microsoft in late October, and Amazon said there was “unmistakable...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows the logos for Amazon, top, and Microsoft. . Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the decision. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. (AP Photo/Richard Drew and Ted S. Warren, File)
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November 14, 2019 - 7:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the process. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” project drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. The...
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Supporters of former President Evo Morales stand on a barricaded street leading to the presidential palace during a march in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Morales resigned and flew to Mexico under military pressure following massive nationwide protests over alleged fraud in an election last month in which he claimed to have won a fourth term in office. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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November 14, 2019 - 7:37 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales cannot run as a candidate in any new elections, the country’s interim leader said Thursday, as supporters of the ousted president demonstrated for his return from asylum in Mexico. “Evo: Friend, the people are with you!” shouted...
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November 14, 2019 - 11:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside the parliament building in the country of Georgia to protest the legislature’s failure to pass an elections-reform measure promised by the governing party. The constitutional amendment would have changed the system of parliamentary...
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Protesters walk past barricades of bricks on a road near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Hong Kong residents endured a fourth day of traffic snarls and mass transit disruptions Thursday as protesters closed some main roads and rail networks while police skirmished with militant students at major universities. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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November 14, 2019 - 5:13 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters on Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant students at major universities. Police spokesman Tse Chun-chung denied his department had been asked to...
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A student hurls a molotov cocktail into a train parked inside the Chinese University MTR station in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts on Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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November 13, 2019 - 8:13 am
HONG KONG (AP) — University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from two Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest battleground in the city's 5-month-long anti-government unrest. Marine police used a boat...
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A student pushes his luggage past pro-democracy protesters as he leaves the Chinese University of Hong Kong following a clash in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. University students from mainland China are fleeing Hong Kong, and classes for primary and secondary school students have been suspended as attacks and clashes turn increasingly violent in the city's five-month long anti-government unrest. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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November 13, 2019 - 6:34 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the Hong Kong protests (all times local): 7 p.m. Several Nordic students at Hong Kong Baptist University are being moved because anti-government demonstrators are on the school grounds. Student Elina Neverdal Hjoennevaag told Norwegian broadcaster NRK on Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, poses with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam for a photo during a meeting in Shanghai, China. A sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong has once again raised the question of how China's central government will respond. Experts said national security measures and deployment of the armed forces remain possibilities, though Beijing may just as likely allow destruction to continue unfolding. (Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP, File)
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November 13, 2019 - 4:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — A sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong is once again raising the question of how China's central government will respond: Will it intervene, or allow the chaos to persist? The Liaison Office, which represents mainland authorities in Hong Kong, said Wednesday that actions in the...
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Specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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November 12, 2019 - 10:53 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened more tariff hikes on Chinese imports if talks aimed at ending a trade war fail to produce an interim agreement. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia all declined. Trump said Tuesday...
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