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The Latest: Biden invites queen, 95, to stay at White House

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: WINDSOR, England - U.S. President Joe Biden says he has invited Queen Elizabeth II to stay at the White House....

From vaccine sharing to climate, G-7 talks yield agreements

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — The Group of Seven wealthy democracies have wrapped up their first face-to-face summit in two years at a seaside resort in southwest England. The leaders of the G-7 — Canada, ...

The Latest: WHO chief says vaccine need outstrips G7 pledges

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — The head of the World Health Organization has welcomed the vaccine-sharing announcements c...

After charming leaders, Queen Elizabeth sits back for parade

LONDON (AP) — Fresh from charming leaders at the Group of Seven summit, Queen Elizabeth II was back at her residence at Windsor Castle on Saturday to view a military parade to mark her official birthd...

Saudi Arabia says hajj to be limited to 60,000 in kingdom

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced Saturday this year's hajj pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom, due to the ongoing co...

The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II hosts G-7 leaders, spouses

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Queen Elizabeth II has hosted the Group of Seven leaders at an evening reception where Bri...

Taiwan applies to produce Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s health authorities said on Friday (June 11) the country is working to secure the right to produce COVID-19 vaccines developed by Moderna. Health and Welf...

The Latest: Philippines reopens gyms, museums as surge ebbs

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials have allowed the reopening of gyms, skating rinks, racket courts and museums in metropolitan Manila and adjacent provinces as a coronavirus surge continues t...

The Latest: Illinois lifting capacity limits for businesses

CHICAGO — Illinois is lifting all capacity limits on bars, restaurants, businesses and other venues Friday, nearly 15 months after the first stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

The Latest: Biden presents UK's Johnson with a US-made bike

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England and the talks Thursday between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden: ...

Biden lays out US vax donations, urges world leaders to join

ST. IVES, England (AP) — President Joe Biden urged global leaders Thursday to join him in sharing coronavirus vaccines with struggling nations around the world after he promised the U.S. would donate ...

India: Rumors fuel COVID vaccine hesitancy in Muslim communities

Abida Ahmed, 27, a former student of the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), is grieving, yet angry. She has lost three members of her family since the devastating second COVID wave hit the c...

MECO calls on Taiwan to prioritize Filipino workers for COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippines de facto embassy in Taiwan on Monday (June 7) called on Taiwan to include Filipino workers and caregivers in its priority list to receive COVID-19 vaccines...

Vaccine distrust contributes to Japan's AZ donation to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While Japan's donation of 1.24 million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to Taiwan demonstrates the close ties between the two nations, it also highlights the ...

Taiwan's new vaccine could be effective against COVID-19 variants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new vaccine developed by Taiwan's top research institute is said to be 2.7 times more effective than other WHO-approved coronavirus vaccines against the COVID-19 Alp...