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Philip Brett is back in Co Galway from South Korea

My last six months in South Korea were a rollercoaster ride of daily emergency alerts and face masks. While the initial response was effective, spasms(...)

People enjoy a warm day at the beach in Melilla, Spain, on the day the autonomous region starts phase two of the government’s plan to gradually ease the lockdown measures. Photograph: F G Guerrero/EPA

Spain has reported no deaths in a 24-hour period from Covid-19 for the first time since March. Emergency health response chief Fernando Simon said th(...)

A woman wearing a mask and gloves walking in Madrid on Thursday as using masks became obligatory in public where social distancing is not possible. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP via Getty

Coronavirus lockdowns will be eased in Spain’s capital Madrid and second city Barcelona from Monday to allow outdoor dining and gatherings of up to 10(...)

South Korea’s   Son Heung-min is shoved away by a North Korean player  during their World Cup   qualifier game in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph:  Getty Images

South Korea were happy to have made it back from Pyongyang in one piece after Tuesday’s brutal 2022 World Cup qualifier, with a Korean FA official de(...)

Smoke billows on the horizon from coal-powered plants in Hambach, Germany. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The immediate consequences of climate change are worse than previously thought, according to the world’s leading climatologists. Their warning of hei(...)

United Airlines Boeing 747: the aircraft was retired from service last week after a final trip to Hawaii. Photograph: Getty

Jumbo adieu It was the beginning of a new era of mass travel and tourism in 1969 when the illustrious jumbo jet made its first appearance. The Boeing(...)

Flight attendants of Korean Air Lines Co. learn how to use stun guns against in-flight violence during training in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday. The flag carrier has instructed its flight crew to resort to active force when needed after unruly behavior by a  passenger last week became a widely publicised controversy. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA

Korean Air said it will allow crew members to “readily use stun guns” to manage violent passengers, and hire more male flight attendants, after coming(...)