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The Latest: EU plans Pfizer vaccine contract extension

Apr. 14, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

BRUSSELS — The head of the European Union’s executive arm has announced plans for a major contract extension for COVID-19 vaccines with Pfizer stretching to 2023. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that the EU will start negotiating to...

Global stocks follow Wall St higher after US inflation rises

Apr. 14, 2021 04:28 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets and Wall Street futures rose Wednesday after traders shrugged off higher U.S. inflation and a decline in Japanese machinery orders. London and Paris opened higher while Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul rose. Tokyo was off less than 0.5%....

Asian stock markets advance after new Wall St high

Apr. 13, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit a high following an uptick in U.S. inflation and an order by regulators to suspend use of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney rose, while Tokyo was off...

Kerry heads to China for climate talk between top 2 emitters

Apr. 13, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is heading to China for talks between the world's two biggest carbon emitters ahead of President Joe Biden's climate summit of world leaders. Kerry will travel to Shanghai and Seoul, from Wednesday to Saturday, the State Department said in a...

Column: Olympic boycott chatter shouldn't go any further

Apr. 13, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

It may have been a slip of the tongue, or perhaps a bit of miscommunication in a new administration. That’s little consolation to hundreds of potential Olympians around the country. Just to hear chatter in the nation’s capital about a possible boycott of the Winter...

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

Apr. 13, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government announced Tuesday it would start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years. It's a move that's fiercely opposed by fishermen, residents and Japan's neighbors. The...

Asia Today: India records another surge in COVID-19 cases

Apr. 12, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections Monday to pass Brazil as the country with the second-most reported infections since the pandemic began. The 168,912 cases added in the last 24 hours pushed India's total since the...

SKorea's Moon says EV battery settlement 'very meaningful'

Apr. 12, 2021 05:11 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday welcomed a decision by two South Korean electric vehicle battery makers to settle a long-running intellectual property dispute that had threatened thousands of American jobs and President Joe Biden's environmental...

The Latest: Michigan pushing for more vaccines amid spike

Apr. 11, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed to keep pushing the White House for more COVID-19 vaccines as the state experiences a spike in cases. The Democrat on Sunday told CBS’ “Face The Nation” that she plans to work with the White House but wants to do...

Iran frees South Korean ship it held amid dispute over funds

Apr. 09, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A South Korean oil tanker held for months by Iran amid a dispute over billions of dollars seized by Seoul was freed and sailed away early Friday, just hours ahead of further talks between Tehran and world powers over its tattered nuclear deal. ...