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 People out in Dublin on Saturday evening after pubs reopened earlier in the week.  Photograph: Gaillot et Gray/PA Wire

Ireland can eliminate Covid-19 over the course of the summer but repeatedly imposing, lifting and reimposing restrictions is a dangerous gamble, accor(...)

A street covered by debris in a flood-affected area following torrential rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture. Photograph: STR/JIJI PRESS/AFP via Getty

Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that have left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead have hampered search and rescue operation(...)

Houses inundated due to heavy rain in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan. Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

Heavy rain in southern Japan has triggered flooding and landslides, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens strand(...)

The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter become well placed for viewing this month. File photograph: Getty Images

There is a moment in Kim Stanley Robinson’s book Galileo’s Dream when a mysterious stranger prompts the title character to turn his newly acquired spy(...)

Acting US attorney for the southern district of New York, Audrey Strauss, announces charges against Ghislaine Maxwel during a  press conference ion Thursday. Photograph: by Johannes EiseleI/AFP via Getty Images

Even in hiding, Ghislaine Maxwell lived the high life. The British socialite, arrested on Thursday for her alleged role in disgraced financier Jeffre(...)

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US equity futures drifted lower in a muted start to the third quarter as investors mulled downbeat economic data and fresh warnings about the spread o(...)

A visitor wearing a face mask walks near a screen displaying precautions against the coronavirus in Seoul. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo

The onset of summer has sparked a rise in incidents of “mask rage” in South Korea, as more hot and bothered commuters either refuse to wear face cover(...)

A feature of the current market dynamic is index buying, whereby investors or funds buy indices rather than individual stocks to better spread risk and/or capture market trends. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

March 17th, 2008, is an infamous day in Irish financial history. It was the moment international markets zeroed in on our banks and their toxic exposu(...)

A passenger in the departures area of Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will strengthen its warnings about travelling abroad but is unlikely to tell airlines to cancel flights or ban foreign travel, despite(...)

A passenger iat El Part de Llobregat airport in Barcelona. Photograph: Ale Jandro Garcia/EPA

European Union member states approved a list of 15 countries around the world that are deemed safe for travel, agreeing that member states should open(...)

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