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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. ...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

Philip, defined by role of husband to British queen, dies

Apr. 09, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99. His life spanned...

Veteran Greek crime reporter shot dead near home in Athens

Apr. 09, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A veteran Greek crime reporter was gunned down Friday near his home in southern Athens, police said. Giorgos Karaivaz was found dead early in the afternoon with several gunshot wounds beside his car in the Alimos suburb, police said. ...

Philip, in role with no job description, was queen’s bedrock

Apr. 09, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Prince Philip married the heir to the British throne, he knew he was stepping into virtually uncharted territory. There was no official role for the husband of a sovereign queen, no constitutional duty or legal responsibility. ...

Greece OKs Venezuelan Embassy assets seizure in legal case

Apr. 09, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Justice Ministry has authorized a court order to seize assets from the Venezuelan Embassy in Athens following a court case linked to sexual misconduct and wrongful dismissal allegations made by former female staff members. The court...

Events in the long life of Britain's Prince Philip

Apr. 09, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — 1921: Prince Philip is born on the Greek island of Corfu, the only son of Prince Andrew, younger brother of the king of Greece. His mother is Princess Alice of Battenberg. 1922: The family relocates to France after Philip’s father is forced into exile....

Albania’s flights resume after 2-day airport closure

Apr. 09, 2021 06:18 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Commercial flights resumed at Albania’s Tirana International Airport on Friday after they were blocked for two days by an air traffic controllers' strike. The first commercial flight with passengers left the airport for Italy on Friday at 9:05...

Greece: COVID patient arrested for hospital respirator death

Apr. 08, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A man being treated in a Greek hospital for COVID-19 was formally placed under arrest Thursday on suspicion of murdering a fellow patient who died after being disconnected from a respirator, officials said. A police statement said the suspect, who...

Greece to reopen schools using self-test kits for COVID-19

Apr. 07, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Kits for self-administered coronavirus tests began arriving in Greek pharmacies Wednesday, with residents entitled to one a week free of charge as part of efforts to tackle a surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Priority for the home...