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The Latest: Leaders of China, Korea write messages to queen

Apr. 10, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99: BEIJING — The presidents of China and South Korea have joined other world leaders in offering their condolences to the widowed Queen Elizabeth II. Chinese...

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. ...

UK mourns Prince Philip; leaders honor his service to queen

Apr. 09, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — World leaders and people on the street honored Prince Philip’s life of service to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, and the British nation Friday after hearing of the death of a man who had been at the center of public life longer than most of them have been alive. ...

Australia to buy extra 20 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

Apr. 09, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia said Friday that it has finalized a deal to buy an extra 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine as it rapidly pivots away from its earlier plan to rely mainly on the AstraZeneca vaccine. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the...

Governments give varying advice on AstraZeneca vaccine

Apr. 08, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In Spain, residents now have to be over 60 to get an AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. In Belgium, over 55. In the United Kingdom, authorities recommend the shot not be given to adults under 30 where possible, and Australia's government announced similar limits...

Australia halts AstraZeneca vaccine for most people under 50

Apr. 08, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Thursday become the latest country to restrict use of the AstraZeneca vaccine by recommending that it not be given to people under age 50. The announcement came after Australian drug regulators held a series of urgent meetings...

Asia Today: India sees another record rise in virus cases

Apr. 07, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported a record daily surge in new coronavirus cases for the second time in four days on Wednesday, while New Delhi, Mumbai and dozens of other cities announced they are imposing curfews to try to slow the soaring infections. The rise of...

New Zealand to open travel bubble with Australia on April 19

Apr. 06, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand announced Tuesday it will open a long-anticipated travel bubble with Australia on April 19 now that both countries have been successful in stamping out the spread of the coronavirus. The start of quarantine-free travel between...

Australia to build guided missiles to boost defense capacity

Mar. 30, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia announced Wednesday it would begin building its own guided missiles in close collaboration with the U.S. as it seeks to boost its defense capabilities. The news comes amid growing unease in the Pacific region about China's...

Australia's leader makes Cabinet moves after sex scandals

Mar. 29, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's leader on Monday reassigned some key members of his Cabinet and launched a new taskforce as he tries to address a series of sexual misconduct scandals that have rocked his government. Prime Minister Scott Morrison removed embattled...