Political and civil unrest

Protesters react to tear gas from Shum Shui Po police station in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a peaceful solution to the unrest in Hong Kong amid fears China could use force to quell pro-democracy protests.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 14, 2019 - 11:34 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong's airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a...
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This satellite image captured on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, provided by Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies appears to show Chinese security force vehicles inside the Shenzen Bay Sports Center in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, bordering Hong Kong. (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 10:14 am
BEIJING (AP) — Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China's paramilitary People's Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against...
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Jatuporn Phromphan, center, one of the leaders of Red Shirt, arrives at the Bangkok Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. The court has dismissed charges of terrorism and other offenses against 24 leaders of an extended street protest in 2010 that saw key parts of central Bangkok closed off and random violence that was ended by armed military force. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
August 14, 2019 - 4:46 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Wednesday dismissed terrorism and other charges against 24 leaders of an extended street protest in 2010 that saw key areas of central Bangkok closed off and random violence that was ended by military force. The Bangkok Criminal Court ruled that the two-month...
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Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard during a security lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Troops in India-administered Kashmir allowed some Muslims to walk to local mosques alone or in pairs to pray for the Eid al-Adha festival on Monday during an unprecedented security lockdown that still forced most people in the disputed region to stay indoors on the Islamic holy day. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
August 13, 2019 - 8:30 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The main city in the India-administered part of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has turned into a vast maze of razor wire coils and steel barricades as drones and helicopters hover overhead. Wearing flak jackets and riot gear, paramilitary soldiers carry automatic...
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FILE- In this Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 file photo, an Indian Paramilitary soldier patrols during curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. The main city in the India-administered part of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has turned into a vast maze of razor wire coils and steel barricades as drones and helicopters hover overhead. Wearing flak jackets and riot gear, paramilitary soldiers carry automatic rifles and shotguns to control the network of checkpoints and barricades across roads, lanes and intersections in Srinagar. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)
August 13, 2019 - 3:19 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Residents of Indian-administered Kashmir were running low on essential supplies Tuesday as an unprecedented security lockdown kept people indoors for a ninth day. India has imposed a near-constant curfew and a communications blackout as it tries to stave off a violent...
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Policemen in riot gears arrest a protester during a demonstration at the Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Chaos has broken out at Hong Kong's airport as riot police moved into the terminal to confront protesters who shut down operations at the busy transport hub for two straight days. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 13, 2019 - 2:12 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Riot police clashed briefly with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's airport Tuesday night in a chaotic end to a second day of demonstrations that caused mass cancellations and disruptions at the Chinese city's busy transport hub. Calm eventually returned, with most of the...
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Protesters use luggage trolleys to block the walkway to the departure gates during a demonstration at the Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Protesters severely crippled operations at Hong Kong's international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights out of the city after demonstrators took over the terminals as part of their push for democratic reforms.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 13, 2019 - 1:26 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 1:25 a.m. Most protesters and police have left Hong Kong Airport after a second day of demonstrations that caused mass flight cancellations at the busy transport hub. Calm returned to the airport in the early hours of Wednesday...
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A currency trader walks by a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Tuesday amid anxiety the U.S.-Chinese trade war will hurt already slowing global economic growth. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 13, 2019 - 7:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were retreating again Tuesday amid anxiety the U.S.-Chinese trade war will hurt already slowing global economic growth. Market benchmarks in London and Frankfurt fell, while Shanghai and Tokyo closed down. Hong Kong's main index lost 2.1% as pro-democracy...
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A woman holds a Russian national flag in front of police during a protest in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. some thousands of people rallied in central Moscow for the third consecutive weekend to protest the exclusion of opposition and independent candidates from the Russian capital's city council ballot. (AP Photo)
August 13, 2019 - 7:09 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Tuesday broke weeks of silence on opposition protests and police violence in Moscow, saying that President Vladimir Putin does not see the increasing wave of discontent as anything significant. The Russian capital has been gripped by three consecutive weekends of large-...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, after a confrontation between authorities and protesters, police use pepper spray as multiple groups, including Rose City Antifa, the Proud Boys and others protest in downtown Portland, Ore. Portland police are mobilizing in hopes of avoiding clashes between out-of-state hate groups planning a rally Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, and homegrown anti-fascists who say they’ll come out to oppose them. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, File)
August 13, 2019 - 1:09 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Far-right groups are traveling to Portland, Oregon, from around the United States this weekend to rally against self-described antifascists who are planning to oppose them. Portland's leadership is mobilizing in hopes of avoiding clashes similar to those in June and in 2018...
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