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An injured anti-government protester is led away after clashes with police at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, China November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Laurel Chor

Hong Kong police seal off university amid fears of crackdown

Hong Kong police trapped hundreds of protesters inside a major university, sealing off roads in the area after almost two straight days of standoffs that have raised fears of a bloody showdown with both sides refusing to back down.

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Asia shares in waiting mode ahead of Fed, ECB events

Asian share markets got the week off to a muted start on Monday as jaded investors awaited real evidence on progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute, though sentiment found support from another record close on Wall Street.

Lebanon slips deeper into crisis after Safadi withdrawal

Protesters waving Lebanese flags rallied in cities and towns in their thousands on Sunday to mark a month of protests against the ruling elite as politicians struggled to form a government and solve the worst economic crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.

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