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The Latest: Norway to ease most coronavirus restrictions

Sep. 24, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg says most of the national coronavirus restrictions in the Scandinavian country will be eased. The restrictions lifted include the requirement for serving patrons in restaurants and the 1-meter (3.3-feet)...

Curry powder shortcuts savory beef skewers

Sep. 20, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

Across Southeast Asia, sidewalk hawkers offer sizzling meat skewers bathed in the smoky aroma of smoldering wood coals and a seemingly endless combination of savory sauces. n Thailand, they might be pork slathered in coconut cream, or in Singapore, they could be charred...

Australian PM rejects Chinese criticism of nuclear sub deal

Sep. 17, 2021 05:19 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday rejected Chinese criticism of Australia's new nuclear submarine alliance with the United States and said he doesn’t mind that President Joe Biden might have forgotten his name. China reacted angrily...

Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia

Sep. 13, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Foreign Ministry urged its citizens on Monday to stay away from religious facilities and crowds in six Southeast Asian nations, warning of a possible attack. The ministry said it had obtained information that “there are increased risks such as...

Britain sends Australia 4 million Pfizer doses in swap deal

Sep. 03, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Britain is rushing 4 million Pfizer doses to Australia, where authorities are scrambling to bolster supplies of that COVID-19 vaccine and protect the population against a rapidly spreading outbreak of the delta variant. The swap deal announced...

Former Navy officer pleads guilty in wide-spanning scandal

Aug. 31, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A retired Naval officer admitted in federal court in San Diego to sending a Malaysian defense contractor classified ship schedules for the Navy’s Seventh Fleet in exchange for more than $45,000 in bribes, including stays at luxury hotels. Retired...

The Latest: Australia getting vaccine in swap with Singapore

Aug. 30, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia says it has reached a deal with Singapore to acquire 500,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine next week in return for delivering the same number of shots to Singapore in December. Australia bought 1 million Pfizer doses from Poland...

Universal Studios sets opening for first theme park in China

Aug. 30, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Universal Studios announced Monday that its first theme park in China will open in the country's capital in September. The company set the opening date for Sept. 20, according to a statement and video posted on the Chinese social media site WeChat. ...

Asian shares mostly higher after US Fed signals on low rates

Aug. 29, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, as investors interpreted comments from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve as signaling low interest rates were here to stay for some time. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2% in morning trading to 27,686.18....

Harris holds steady on Southeast Asia trip as crises loom

Aug. 28, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — In Singapore, in between a foreign policy speech and a roundtable talk about supply chain issues, Vice President Kamala Harris stopped to smell the flowers. Specifically, she checked out an orchid that the country named after her — a light fuschia...