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UPDATE 5-Hong Kong airport grinds to halt; China likens protests to terrorism

UPDATE 5-Hong Kong airport grinds to halt; China likens protests to terrorismHong Kong’s airport halted flights on Monday, blaming demonstrators for the disruption, while China said the anti-government protests that have swept the city over the past two months had begun to show “sprouts of terrorism”. The airport authority said it was working with airlines to resume flights from 6 a.m. on Tuesday, but the developments raised the stakes sharply after a weekend of skirmishes during which both activists and police toughened their stances.



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Hong Kong braces for another weekend of protests

Hong Kong braces for another weekend of protestsHong Kong was bracing for another volatile weekend, with anti-government protests planned across the city on Saturday, including one at the international airport for a second day. Increasingly violent protests have plunged Hong Kong into its most serious political crisis for decades, posing a serious challenge to the central government in Beijing. Protests planned for Saturday include one in Tai Po, a town in the north of the territory, and gatherings of elderly Hong Kongers and families.



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UPDATE 1-Russia tells Google not to advertise "illegal" events after election protests

UPDATE 1-Russia tells Google not to advertise "illegal" events after election protestsRussia’s state communications watchdog has asked Google to stop advertising “illegal mass events” on its YouTube video platform, it said on Sunday. The watchdog, Roscomnadzor, said some entities had been buying advertising tools from YouTube, such as push notifications, in order to spread information about illegal mass protests, including those aimed at disrupting elections. It said Russia would consider a failure by Google to respond to the request as “interference in its sovereign affairs” and “hostile influence (over) and obstruction of democratic elections in Russia”.



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China delivers its most explicit threat to use military force in Hong Kong if protests get bigger and more violent

China delivers its most explicit threat to use military force in Hong Kong if protests get bigger and more violentSenior officials on Wednesday said China has "ample methods as well as sufficient strength" to quell protests that have rocked Hong Kong.



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Five years after Brown's death and Ferguson protests, America must commit to doing better

Five years after Brown's death and Ferguson protests, America must commit to doing betterMore than 1,000 blacks have died at the hands of police since 2014. Protests, push for accountability show a nation still striving for change.



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Protests, no-shows, and a Baby Trump blimp greet the president in two grief-stricken cities

Protests, no-shows, and a Baby Trump blimp greet the president in two grief-stricken citiesIt took only 24 hours for two organizers to raise more than $ 3,000 to bring the Baby Trump blimp to Dayton Wednesday to be on hand as a sign of protest for President Donald Trump's visit aimed at remember the victims of a devastating weekend shooting.



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Trump confronted by Democrats and protests in Dayton

Trump confronted by Democrats and protests in DaytonAlmost immediately after stepping off Air Force One in Ohio, the president was met by two prominent critics of his response to the recent mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso, Texas.



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Hong Kong protests take a toll as companies flag impact

Hong Kong protests take a toll as companies flag impactCathay Pacific Airways Ltd and the owner of Hong Kong’s luxury Peninsula hotel became the latest companies to highlight the impact of recent protests on their business, as an escalating cycle of violence clouds the outlook for the city. Millions have taken to Hong Kong streets in anti-government protests that have intensified since mid-June, at times forcing banks, stores, shopping malls, restaurants and even government buildings to close as the demonstrations degenerated into violent clashes between police and activists. Hong Kong’s flagship airline, Cathay Pacific, said on Wednesday the protests reduced inbound passenger traffic in July and travellers were weighing on forward bookings, as it reported it swung to a half-year profit.



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Hong Kong police make fresh arrests, city braces for further protests

Hong Kong police make fresh arrests, city braces for further protestsHong Kong police said on Sunday they arrested more than 20 people after violent clashes with anti-government protesters overnight, as the Chinese-controlled territory braced for more protests and a general strike aimed to bring the city to a halt. On Saturday police fired multiple tear gas rounds in confrontations with black-clad activists in the city’s Kowloon area, the latest escalation after more than two months of protests against a proposed bill to allow people to be extradited to stand trial in mainland China. Protesters had set fires in the streets, outside a police station and in rubbish bins, and blocked the entrance to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, cutting a major artery linking Hong Kong island and the Kowloon peninsula.



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Thousands of Hong Kong civil servants defy government to join protests

Thousands of Hong Kong civil servants defy government to join protestsThousands of civil servants joined in the anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Friday for the first time since they started two months ago, defying a warning from the authorities to remain politically neutral. Protests against a proposed bill that would allow people to be extradited to stand trial in mainland China have grown increasingly violent, with police accused of excessive use of force and failing to protect protesters from suspected gang attacks. Chanting encouragement, crowds turned out to support the civil servants at their rally on Friday evening which halted traffic on major roads in the heart of the city’s business district.



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