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Australia signs deal for 25M Moderna doses through next year

May. 12, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has reached a supply agreement for 25 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in a deal that the government hopes will ensure all Australian adults have access to inoculation this year. The deal included 10...

The Latest: Louisiana kids can start vaccinations Thursday

May. 12, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS — Children as young as 12 can expect to start getting Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Thursday in Louisiana. The state health officer made the announcement Wednesday after federal advisers endorsed the vaccine for children aged 12 to 15. Dr. Joseph Kanter...

Australia plans big defense and security investments

May. 11, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government released a big-spending economic plan for the next fiscal year on Tuesday that includes hefty investments in defense and national security as relations with China worsen. The government plans to spend 270 billion...

Australia to reveal big-spending plan for next fiscal year

May. 11, 2021 02:25 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government will release its big-spending economic plan for the next fiscal year on Tuesday designed to create jobs and repair pandemic damage and with an eye toward winning votes at looming general elections. Treasurer Josh...

The Latest: LA, San Fran opening business despite infections

May. 06, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles and San Francisco are reopening for more business under California’s least restrictive coronavirus safety rules, even though these counties have more infections than many others. State data shows nearby Orange and San Bernardino counties have...

More support easing vaccine patent rules, but hurdles remain

May. 06, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Several world leaders Thursday praised the U.S. call to remove patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines to help poor countries obtain shots. But the proposal faces a multitude of hurdles, including resistance from the pharmaceutical industry. Nor is it...

China suspends economic dialogue with Australia

May. 06, 2021 05:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday suspended an economic dialogue with Australia, stepping up a pressure campaign that began over Australian support for a probe of the coronavirus and has disrupted exports to the country's biggest foreign market. Relations have plunged to...

Australian COVID-19 travel restrictions challenged in court

May. 06, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s drastic COVID-19 strategies of preventing its citizens leaving the country and returning from India were challenged in court Thursday. The government is resisting growing pressure to lift the Indian travel ban imposed last week...

Australian cricketers in limbo after India's IPL postponed

May. 05, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — At least 38 Australians involved in the Indian Premier League are in limbo after the lucrative cricket tournament was suddenly postponed because of surging coronavirus cases at a time when they’re banned from traveling home. Cricket Australia and the...

Australia faces court challenge to its Indian travel ban

May. 05, 2021 03:46 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Wednesday faced a court challenge to its temporary Indian travel ban brought by a 73-year-old citizen stranded in the city of Bengaluru. The government is resisting growing pressure to lift the travel ban imposed...