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The Latest: Tweet recalls queen's loving anniversary speech

Apr. 10, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99: LONDON — The Twitter account of Britain's royal family has featured a tribute Queen Elizabeth II gave to Prince Philip for the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. ...

The Latest: Australia mourns Prince Philip

Apr. 10, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison offered his country’s “deepest sympathies and condolences” to Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of Prince Philip. ...

Philippines warns it could seek US help amid feud with China

Apr. 08, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines could seek the help of the United States, with which it has a mutual defense treaty, to protect its interests in the South China Sea, Manila’s defense department said Thursday in a veiled threat amid an escalating feud with China over a contested...

Ex-Philippine President Estrada on ventilator with COVID-19

Apr. 06, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada, who is battling COVID-19, has been put on a ventilator, his son said Tuesday. The 83-year-old Estrada, the most prominent Filipino politician to test positive for the coronavirus, was hospitalized...

AP PHOTOS: Holy Week muted but joyful for world's Christians

Apr. 06, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

Christians around the globe celebrated Holy Week in face masks and observing social distance guidelines as the coronavirus pandemic dramatically altered the sacred Easter season for a second straight year. In places with ongoing concerns about the spread of the virus,...

Asia Today: Philippines extends lockdown as infections spike

Apr. 05, 2021 05:54 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government extended a lockdown by another week Monday after an alarming spike in coronavirus infections continued to surge and started to overwhelm many hospitals in the capital and outlying regions. President Rodrigo Duterte...

The Latest: Lockdown extended for metro Manila, surroundings

Apr. 04, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government extended a lockdown by another week Monday after an alarming spike in coronavirus infections continued to surge and started to overwhelm many hospitals in the capital and outlying regions. President Rodrigo Duterte placed...

Philippine defense chief in verbal tussle with China on reef

Apr. 03, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An annoyed Philippine defense chief renewed a demand on Saturday for dozens of Chinese vessels to leave a Manila-claimed reef in the South China Sea, and said he would not be fooled by Chinese assertions that the vessels were taking shelter from bad weather. ...

How cheesy pepperoni bread became a local Filipino tradition

Apr. 03, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — At his Norfolk Filipino restaurant, Auntie’s, Doddie Braza was busy rattling off the essentials — all the things he knew he needed to include at his new grab-and-go market devoted to Filipino flavors. There would be sweet and traditional pandesal yeast breads served...

Global supermarkets bring international flavors to Tennessee

Apr. 03, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (AP) — Chriss Goyenechea loves shopping for groceries — but not in the way you’d think. While he turns to supermarket chains for basic items like milk, eggs or bread, his real shopping comes when he stocks his own store. He pores over catalogs and grocery supply...