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Coffee importers in some of the largest consuming countries are stockpiling, bringing forward orders by up to a month to avoid shortages if supply cha(...)

“The recreational drug-user – the guy who takes cocaine at weekends – may not be spending their money on cocaine, as we saw with the fall-off in usage during the economic crash in 2008.” Photograph: Getty Images

The Covid-19 outbreak will cut demand for cocaine and other drugs if it leads to hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs, gardaí believe. “(...)

Inmates point from inside of La Modelo jail in Bogota, Colombia, where violence broke out  out of inmates’ fears that prison guards are not doing enough to prevent coronavirus. Photograph: Ivan Valencia/AP Photo

A prison riot in Colombia’s capital Bogota late on Saturday has left 23 prisoners dead and 83 injured, as detainees protested sanitary conditions ami(...)

Gearóid McKendrick at Machu Picchu on March 16th, the day Peru announced national lockdown

When Peru announced its national coronavirus lockdown on March 16th Galway native Gearóid McKendrick (28) was up Machu Picchu without a phone signal a(...)

The global death toll from coronavirus has risen above 3,400, with more than 100,000 cases now reported.  Photograph: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg

The global death toll from coronavirus has risen above 3,400, with more than 100,000 cases now reported. The Netherlands reported its first virus dea(...)

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class gets revised styling at the front, with a broader, more pronounced radiator grille that takes inspiration from the likes of the CLA and CLS four-door coupes

With the roll out of new cars and concepts taking place regardless of the lack of an actual, physical, Geneva motor show today (thank you, Covid-19) t(...)

Workers pack crates as they dismantle stalls at  the cancelled Geneva International Motor Show. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

This feels so odd. We’re going to spend roughly the next 24 hours reporting from the Geneva motor show without actually being at a motor show, nor eve(...)

Cerrejón mine in Colombia. ‘Possibly the most overtly violent abuse the mine has been accused of is the forced displacement of local people,’ a Christian Aid report says. Photograph: Bianca Bauer

State owned electricity company ESB has been called out for “contributing to human rights violations” by importing coal from a mine in Colombia for us(...)

Nearly two thirds of the 500 people surveyed in Ireland said physical appearance and religion were the main drivers for online attacks. Photograph: iStock

Ireland is trailing far behind the UK in its efforts to curtail online attacks and cyber-bullying according to a study of how well people behave onlin(...)

Smurfit Kappa’s keenly followed ebitda margin edged up to 19 per cent in Europe from 18.3 per cent a year earlier

Smurfit Kappa shares soared on Wednesday, after the cardboard-box maker said it planned to hike its final 2019 dividend by 12 per cent as it reported (...)

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