Asian markets start on firm footing on vaccine, U.S. aid hopes

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets started higher on Monday, buoyed by hopes of a U.S fiscal package before the U.S. presidential elections next month and expectations of a coronavirus vaccine by the en...

New Zealand's Ardern credits virus response for election win

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — A day after winning a second term in a landside victory, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Sunday she sees the election result as an endorsement of her govern...

New Zealand’s Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions. With most votes counted, Ardern&r...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appears headed for big election win and 2nd term in early vote counting

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appears headed for big election win and 2nd term in early vote counting.

New Zealanders go to the polls as Ardern seeks 2nd term

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Polling places have opened on election day in New Zealand as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seeks a second term. Ardern brought homemade cheese scones to ...

New Zealand to vote on legalizing marijuana and euthanasia

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders are poised to decide on two landmark social issues during an election Saturday: whether to legalize recreational marijuana and whether to legalize euthanasi...

New Zealand election: Ardern vs. conservative challenger

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is holding a general election on Saturday, and opinion polls indicate Jacinda Ardern is on track to win a second term as prime minister. Her popularity soare...

A popular Ardern poised to win 2nd term in New Zealand vote

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In the final days of campaigning before New Zealand holds an election on Saturday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is being greeted like a rock star. Hun...

New Zealand PM votes a week before polls close in election

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has voted in the nation’s general election, a week before polls officially close. Ardern cast her vote in her...

Bledisloe Cup tests to be played in front of crowds in NZ

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Both Bledisloe Cup rugby tests between New Zealand and Australia this month will be played in full stadiums after lockdown restrictions in New Zealand’s largest city, Au...

The Latest: Travel reopens between Australia, New Zealand

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia and New Zealand have announced a partial opening of their borders to international travel between the neighboring countries. Australian Transport Mini...

Poll indicates New Zealand's Ardern poised to win reelection

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A new opinion poll indicates that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is poised to win a second term in office when the nation goes to the polls next month. ...

The Latest: India records nearly 87,000 new virus cases

NEW DELHI — India has recorded nearly 87,000 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, with another 1,130 deaths. With the Health Ministry announcement Monday, India now has...

Asia Today: New Zealand to begin lifting virus restrictions

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All remaining virus restrictions will be lifted across much of New Zealand from late Monday with the exception of the largest city, Auckland, which will continue to have...

NZ government relaxes rules to allow Bledisloe tests

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand government has agreed to relax quarantine requirements to allow two Bledisloe Cup rugby tests against Australia to go ahead in New Zealand next month. ...