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Champagne flows as landslide democratic win puts pressure on Hong Kong leader

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s democrats scored a landslide majority in district council elections, which saw a record turnout after six months of anti-government protests, increasing pressure on the Chinese-ruled city’s leader on Monday to listen to calls for democracy. Supporters of local candidate Kelvin Lam celebrate, after it was announced he won the…

Campus siege nears end as Hong Kong gears up for election

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong university campus under siege for more than a week was a deserted wasteland on Saturday, with a handful of protesters holed up in hidden refuges across the trashed grounds, as the city’s focus turned to local elections. Police guard the perimeter of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in…

Trump vague about whether he will veto bills that back Hong Kong protesters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump was vague on Friday about whether he would sign or veto legislation to back protesters in Hong Kong as he tries to strike a trade deal with China, and boasted that he alone had prevented Beijing from crushing the demonstrations with a million soldiers. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President…

Hong Kong protesters fire bows and arrows from campus fortress

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong protesters shot bows and arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university campus on Sunday, as police charged and charged again, firing tear gas and blue liquid from water cannon after fiery clashes overnight. Protesters clash with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China…