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The Latest: Italy: Additional 7M Pfizer doses by end of June

Apr. 14, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

MILAN — Italy is set to receive an additional 7 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine by the end of June. “Finally, a bit of good news,” the commissioner for Italy’s COVID emergency, Franceso Paolo Figliuolo, says Wednesday from the tiny northern region of Aosta. ...

Europe scrambles as J&J vaccine delay deals another blow

Apr. 14, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — European countries diverged Wednesday on whether they would push ahead with giving their residents Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine after reports of very rare blood clots in a handful of recipients in the United States. While some...

Spain's PM wants EU recovery funds to create greener nation

Apr. 13, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's left-wing government wants the massive coronavirus windfall it will be receiving from the European Union to transform the nation after the economic devastation caused by the pandemic. Spain is set to receive 140 billion euros ($166...

Canary Islands hotel offers shelter to migrants in need

Apr. 13, 2021 03:58 AM EDT

PUERTO RICO DE GRAN CANARIA, Spain (AP) — When hotel director Calvin Lucock and restaurant owner Unn Tove Saetran said goodbye to one of the last groups of migrants staying in one of the seaside resorts they manage in Spain’s Canary Islands, the British-Norwegian couple didn’t know when...

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. ...

Senegal, Spain leaders seek to encourage legal migration

Apr. 09, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal and Spain signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday to discourage illegal migration that has been increasing amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Spain wants to order migratory flows through legal channels,” Spanish Prime Minister...

Spain: Work due for auction from $1,800 may be a Caravaggio

Apr. 08, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities have slapped an export ban on a painting a day before it was due to be auctioned with a starting price tag of 1,500 euros ($1,780), saying it could be a lost work by Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The...

Spain's Sánchez tries to contain migration with Africa visit

Apr. 08, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is on a mini-tour to two African nations that are key in the European country's new push to bolster ties with the neighboring continent and mitigate the migration flows that many fear could increase as a consequence of the coronavirus...

Spain limits AstraZeneca vaccine to 60 years and up

Apr. 07, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain joined other European nations on Wednesday in limiting the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to the elderly due to concerns over links to extremely rare blood clotting. Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias announced after meeting with...

Spain prepares vaccine rollout surge as supplies gather pace

Apr. 06, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain is stepping up its vaccination drive, with Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez saying Tuesday that a steep rise in deliveries over coming months will allow the country to inoculate 70% of its adult population -- some 33 million people -- against COVID-19 by the end of August....