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HK leader reopens talks offer after police brutality video

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Hong Kong’s embattled leader made a dramatic u-turn Thursday reopening his offer of talks with student protesters a week after the government abruptly pulled out of discussions aimed at ending more than a fortnight of mass democracy rallies.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Umbrellas, yellow ribbons mark HK protests

‘LET A THOUSAND UMBRELLAS BLOOM’  A prodemocracy demonstrator gestures  in front of a police line near the Hong Kong government headquarters. Police fired tear gas as tens of thousands of prodemocracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill on Sunday in a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the semi-autonomous Chinese city for days.  AFP

For six days, umbrellas, yellow ribbons, cartoon takedowns of politicians and song lyrics have been festooned across a city whose streets have been cleared of traffic to make way for a new wave of political protest.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong protesters cancel talks after scuffles

SCUFFLES AT SHOPPING DISTRICT A prodemocracy protester is hauled away by police as scuffles broke out  in a shopping district in Hong Kong on Friday. Supporters of Chinese rule stormed tents and  ripped down banners belonging to prodemocracy protesters. Protesters earlier welcomed an overnight offer of talks by the territory’s leader to defuse the crisis.  AP

Pro-democracy protesters called off planned talks with the government on political reforms Friday after mobs tried to drive them from the streets where they have held a weeklong, largely peaceful demonstration.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hong Kong protesters set for talks, gov’t HQ shuts

A student protester raises his hands as a gesture of their nonviolent intentions as they resist during change of shift for local police but backed down after being reassured they could reoccupy the pavement outside the government compound’s gate, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader doesn't resign by Thursday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Hong Kong protesters on Friday welcomed an overnight offer by the territory’s leader of talks to defuse the crisis over demonstrations seeking democratic reforms, though they continued to demand he resign and maintained barricades around government headquarters, frustrating staff going to work.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, center, watches as military personnel march during a flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 in Hong Kong, as thousands of protesters watching from behind police barricades yelled at him to step down. AP

Student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong say that if the territory’s leader doesn’t resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »