After taking many countries off its highest warning level since June, the US has been adding more countries back because of rising COVID-19 cases. File photograph: iStock

Ireland has been added to the United States’ “Level Four” travel list due to rising Covid numbers, with the state department warning against travel to(...)

Chernobyl for Ukraine: MBC’s Olympics opening ceremony captions included a photograph of the doomed nuclear power station

For television broadcasters worldwide, the parade of nations during the opening of the Olympics can be an exercise in diplomacy and global awareness, (...)

The vessel Rhosus. According to Lebanese  reports, officials are investigating whether the  recent major blast in Beirut was caused by  ammonium-nitrate that allegedly originated from the  vessel.  Photograph: EPA/Tony Vrailas

Hidden behind the tragedy of Tuesday’s deadly explosion in Beirut is the more pervasive travesty of the abandonment of ships, seafarers and cargo, and(...)

Sweden’s Greta Thunberg (centre) with representatives of indigenous people  at the COP25 climate conference in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Greta Thunberg turned a spotlight on the struggles of the world’s indigenous peoples when she appeared at the UN climate conference alongside young ca(...)

Irish delegates at the UN Youth Climate Summit in New York Jack O’Connor and Valerie Molay.  Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

The world has “gone past the point of idle conversation” about how to respond to climate change, according to Jack O’Connor, a young climate ambassado(...)

Eleven jurisdictions remain on the EU’s tax haven list.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Caribbean island of Dominica has been removed from a European Union list of tax havens, the EU said on Friday. Dominica changed its tax rules to(...)

Tightrope walker Chris Bullzini pictured at SeaFest at the Port of Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Ireland is particularly aware of the threat climate change poses through sea level rises, given its island status, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. M(...)

Brexit headache: Conservative MPs Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson and Peter Bone at the launch of a report claiming the UK economy would be better off with a hard Brexit. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

In numbers: Terrorism takedowns 60 Number of minutes Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies will have to remove extremist content from t(...)

We can feel anxious without having a condition termed anxiety.

Anxiety is difficult to navigate. It is a state of mind, or of being, but it is now considered a psychological condition in a way that it never was be(...)

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to the UN General Assembly before a vote in New York. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians. It has also asked UN chie(...)

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