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Public health nurse Deirdre Murphy with a vial of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccination at the mass vaccination centre in the Helix, DCU, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

People in Ireland are the most willing among European Union member states to take the Covid-19 vaccine, according to a survey released on Thursday. A(...)

Accommodating the Rainbow Cup while shortening and devaluing the Pro14 was always a high-risk strategy.

Confirmation that the Rainbow Cup will proceed without the four South African teams is imminent, and ought to cause huge embarrassment for the organis(...)

 Ukrainian health minister Maksym Stepanov speaks with Anna Ilina, a member of the Ukrainian Olympic shooting team as she receives a dose of Chinese-developed CoronaVac vaccine in Kiev. Photograph: Volodymyr Petrov

The Olympic Games and IOC are rarely far from controversy. Rio had its fair share and from the polluted water and the doping scandals to the US swimme(...)

Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem: ‘When you get a result, it’s the most wonderful feeling in the world’. Photograph: Morris MacMatzen/Getty

He describes himself as “the only Jew who prays for the good health of Nazis”. As the last Nazi hunter tracking down the last surviving Nazis from the(...)

Smoked mackerel, beetroot and dill tart. Photograph: Harry Weir

Eggs are by far and away our number one purchase at home. Wait, sorry, that’s a lie. Eggs are our number one food purchase. I’m not really privy to th(...)

 Alexandre Lacazette: turns 30 in May and his current deal with Arsenal ends in June 2022. Photograph: Justin Tallis/PA

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal will address the in-form Alexandre Lacazette’s future this summer, and has suggested their prospects of offering him a new c(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen during an online news conference at the end of a EU summit  in Brussels on  Thursday. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou, Pool Photo via AP

European Union leaders held an online summit this week to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic as they prepare to toughen export controls in an attempt to sp(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron said ‘I support the fact that we must block all exports for as long as some drug companies don’t respect their commitments with Europeans.’ Photograph: Benoit tessier/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron has declared the “end of naivety” as the European Union moved to prioritise unmet deliveries of vaccines over exports(...)

Ita Kennedy has been experiencing life in a bubble on an undisclosed Caribbean island.

While a large chunk of the world’s population has been stuck at home in recent months, Ita Kennedy has been experiencing life in a bubble on an undisc(...)

Former Argentinian president from 1989-1999 Carlos Menem. Photograph: Ali Burafi/AFP via Getty Images

Flamboyant Argentinian ex-president Carlos Menem died on Sunday at age 90 after battling long-term health problems, the country’s current president Al(...)

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