In a potentially pivotal move, the US has backed a global waiver on patent protections for coronavirus vaccines.
World Health Organization chief welcomes US announcement that it will support waivers for coronavirus vaccines.
India and South Africa have been urging World Trade Organization members to temporarily suspend rules on IP rights.
World Trade Organization will discuss proposal to waive intellectual property rights to produce coronavirus vaccines.
Overall tally surges past 21 million, boosted by a record 412,262 new cases, while the death toll now stands at 230,168.
Disputes over technology and the coronavirus pandemic have eroded relations between the two countries in recent years.
Australian authorities trying to work out how a Sydney man acquired Indian virus variant linked to a case from the US
Man from Sydney in New South Wales state is first to acquire the virus locally in more than a month.
PM fends off ‘blood on his hands’ charges and retreats from threat to jail Australians trying to escape COVID-hit India.
Australia defence minister tells local newspaper that the government would consider national interests in its review.