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Hong Kong commercial centres paralysed as protesters, police exchange petrol bombs and tear gas

01 Sep 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon on Saturday and pro-democracy protesters threw petrol bombs in the latest in a series of chaotic clashes that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades. | Video

Hong Kong police and protesters refine battle tactics

12 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police and protesters clashed in cat-and-mouse encounters across the city on Sunday, marking a shift in tactics during a tenth straight weekend of unrest in the former British colony where many are chafing at Chinese rule. | Video

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as city is again roiled by protests

04 Aug 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police fired multiple tear gas rounds on Saturday night in confrontations with black-clad activists in the city's Kowloon area, as the Chinese-controlled territory was again rocked by anti-government protests. | Video

Protesters clash in Hong Kong as cycle of violence intensifies

28 Jul 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong police clashed with thousands of protesters on Sunday, as they sought to defend China's main representative office from crowds seething over what many see as an increasing cycle of violence against them. | Video

Hong Kong anti-government protests spill into Manchester City game

24 Jul 2019

HONG KONG Hong Kong soccer fans sang protest songs and waved anti-government banners as politics spilled into the sporting arena on Wednesday during a friendly game involving English Premier League champions Manchester City in the China-ruled city.

Castro's death reminds aging Cuba of generation gap

02 Dec 2016

SANTA CLARA/HAVANA Fidel Castro's death has highlighted a yawning generational gap between older Cubans who remember grim poverty before his 1959 revolution, and youngsters who appreciate free health care and education but fear the 21st century is leaving them behind.

Fidel gone and Trump looming, Cuban businesses count on more reforms

29 Nov 2016

HAVANA While mourning Fidel Castro's death in the breezy salon of her elegant private restaurant in Havana, Niuris Higueras also hopes the reforms that allowed her business to flourish will deepen, and survive any friction with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

Fidel gone and Trump looming, Cuban businesses count on more reforms

29 Nov 2016

HAVANA While mourning Fidel Castro's death in the breezy salon of her elegant private restaurant in Havana, Niuris Higueras also hopes the reforms that allowed her business to flourish will deepen, and survive any friction with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

With a cry of 'Viva Fidel!', Cubans begin mourning for Castro

27 Nov 2016

HAVANA Flag-waving Cuban students broke into a mass chant of "I am Fidel" to salute Fidel Castro as nine days of mourning began for the combative Cold War icon, who dominated the Communist island's political life for generations. | Video

Cubans fret over life after Castro with Trump next door

27 Nov 2016

HAVANA From the Bay of Pigs invasion to a historic visit by President Barack Obama to Havana, Cubans have known for generations that whenever the United States turns its face to Cuba, Fidel Castro would be staring right back.

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