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A man wearing a protective face mask as a measure against the spread of the Covid-19  pandemic. Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP

Europe’s reported new coronavirus cases more than doubled in 10 days, crossing 200,000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday, according to a(...)

Pedestrians stand in line for Covid-19 coronavirus tests at a mobile test station at the main station in Cologne, Germany, October 15th 2020. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a re(...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro: Last week said he had ended the country’s Car Wash anti-corruption drive “because there is no more corruption in government”. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images

A senior ally of Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro was found hiding money in his underwear by police investigating the embezzlement of publi(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron at the European Council summit in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph:  EPA/Yves Herman/EPA

Several countries in Europe reported record numbers of daily cases of coronavirus as the continent struggles to contain the virus spread. Germany’s d(...)

File photograph of an undocumented migrant in front of the mural at the Migrant Rights Centre. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

More than a quarter of undocumented migrants working in Ireland earn below the minimum wage while nearly half are working more than 40 hours a week, a(...)

Bullying and threats: Amnesty International found that at least 41 per cent of women who had been abused online feared for their physical safety. Photograph: Getty

When Rosa Luz, a black, Brazilian trans woman activist and rap artist, released a single critical of President Jair Bolsanaro’s regime at the start of(...)

Ciara O’Reilly, Three Ireland’s head of business products, propositions and operations: ‘The experiences of this year have helped to us realise we can deal with change’

The arrival of 5G telecommunications is almost perfectly timed to suit the new demands of businesses and consumers adjusting to the new world of remot(...)

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Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it would take a few days at least to hear from a safety monitoring panel about its review of the company’s late-(...)

Relatives mourn during the burial of 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento in August, who died suspectedly from the coronavirus, at Vila Formosa Cemetery, in the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

New cases of Covid-19 in the United States hit a two-month high on Friday with more than 58,000 infections reported as Brazil surpasses 150,000 corona(...)

Dr Shirin Akhtar, a paediatric registrar in Tallaght Hospital. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than one third of doctors in Ireland trained abroad – but their ability to work within the Irish health system is severely curtailed by curren(...)

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