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Fiji welcomes back tourists despite omicron threat

Dec. 01, 2021 01:13 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fiji welcomed back its first tourists in more than 600 days on Wednesday after pushing ahead with reopening plans despite the threat posed by the newly detected omicron variant of the coronavirus. The Pacific nation is famed for its...

European prospects eye Australian springboard to NBA

Nov. 30, 2021 10:29 AM EST

There's a new stopover for European prospects who hope their journeys lead to the NBA draft: Australia. The Next Stars program of the National Basketball League has groomed the likes of LaMelo Ball and Josh Giddey and has now added young European players to its ranks for...

Australia delays relaxing border, 5th omicron case reported

Nov. 29, 2021 07:24 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities announced on Monday that they would delay plans to relax border restrictions by at least two weeks, as the country reported its fifth case of the omicron COVID-19 variant. New South Wales state authorities reported on...

Victorious return: US women's soccer team beats Aussies 3-0

Nov. 27, 2021 03:07 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — After 21 years since last playing in Australia, the United States women's soccer team needed only 24 seconds to score against the Matildas on Saturday. Turns out that was all the new-look American side needed in a 3-0 win at Sydney's Olympic stadium...

Asian stock markets sink as traders watch Europe virus cases

Nov. 25, 2021 22:38 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Friday as traders watched a surge in coronavirus cases in Europe and anti-disease controls that threaten to disrupt trade and travel. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney declined. U.S. markets were closed Thursday for a holiday....

Asian stocks down after Fed says ready to act on inflation

Nov. 24, 2021 22:50 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Thursday after Federal Reserve officials indicated they were ready to raise interest rates sooner than expected if needed to cool inflation. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney declined. Tokyo advanced. ...

Australia to welcome vaccinated foreign students, workers

Nov. 21, 2021 22:35 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government expects 200,000 vaccinated foreign students and skilled workers will soon return without quarantining when the country further relaxes pandemic restrictions next week. From Dec. 1, students, skilled workers and...

Asian shares press higher after Wall St record

Nov. 18, 2021 23:45 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday after Wall Street hit a record and Japanese inflation eased. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney advanced. Hong Kong declined. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index...

Australia central banker says rates could stay low until '24

Nov. 16, 2021 00:41 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s central bank governor says the nation’s benchmark interest rate could remain at a record low until 2024 despite pandemic-induced inflation. The Reserve Bank of Australia board has said it won’t lift the cash rate until...

Asian stocks rise as Biden, Xi hold video summit

Nov. 15, 2021 22:44 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Tuesday as President Joe Biden and China's Xi Jinping held a summit meeting by video link. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. Sydney fell. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index...