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Hong Kong’s Lam appeals for calm but offers no concessions after election drubbing
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Hong Kong’s Lam appeals for calm but offers no concessions after election drubbing

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam renewed her appeals for peace in the Chinese-ruled city on Friday…
Hong Kong leader offers mea culpa, but no concessions
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Hong Kong leader offers mea culpa, but no concessions

Hong Kong’s deeply unpopular leader Carrie Lam acknowledged Tuesday that public dissatisfaction with her government fuelled a landslide win by…
Hong Kong establishment crushed at polls in stark message to Beijing
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Hong Kong establishment crushed at polls in stark message to Beijing

Hong Kong’s deeply unpopular leader vowed Monday to “listen humbly” to voters after the pro-democracy camp scored a crushing victory…
Hong Kong campus stalemate persists as US bill sets up China clash
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Hong Kong campus stalemate persists as US bill sets up China clash

Hardline Hong Kong protesters held their ground on Thursday in a university besieged for days by police as the US…
Ennahda’s choice Jemli tapped to be Tunisia PM, faces big challenge
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Ennahda’s choice Jemli tapped to be Tunisia PM, faces big challenge

TUNIS (Reuters) – A former junior minister faces the challenge of creating a ruling coalition in economically troubled Tunisia after…
Thousands in Hong Kong defy Xi with pro-democracy rallies
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Thousands in Hong Kong defy Xi with pro-democracy rallies

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to Hong Kong’s streets on Friday, defying a warning by Chinese President Xi Jinping, as…
Tunisians vote in parliamentary election
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Tunisians vote in parliamentary election

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisians began voting on Sunday for a parliament that must address chronic economic problems at a moment…
Televised debates a new step in Tunisia’s young democracy
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Televised debates a new step in Tunisia’s young democracy

TUNIS (Reuters) – Eight presidential candidates stood behind their podiums aiming to impress Tunisian voters on Saturday evening in the…
China warns Hong Kong protesters against playing with ‘fire’
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China warns Hong Kong protesters against playing with ‘fire’

China warned Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters Tuesday that “those who play with fire will perish by it”, a day after…
Anger soars over vicious mob attack on Hong Kong protesters
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Anger soars over vicious mob attack on Hong Kong protesters

Anger soared in Hong Kong on Monday over a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters by suspected triad gangsters that left…
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