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Vials of the drug remdesivir. The European Medicines Agency said  it has recommended authorising the use of anti-viral drug to treat the new coronavirus. Photograph: Ulruch Perrey/AFP via Getty

Some governments in Europe and Asia said on Wednesday they had sufficient supplies of the Covid-19 anti-viral drug remdesivir for now, despite fears (...)

Ireland’s epidemic began last February, when travellers, especially those returning from Italy, imported the disease into Ireland.  Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Barely a week after Leo Varadkar promised overseas travel would resume on July 9th, that commitment appears to be in major doubt over concerns about a(...)

A motorcyclist flies a Confederate flag during a protest against a coronavirus stay-at-home order  in Olympia, Washington state, on May 9th. Photograph: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images

Once in a while America’s former slave states resemble one of those horror movies in which the monster keeps lurching back to life. There have been en(...)

James Daly: executed for his part in a mutiny that began at a barracks in what is now Jalandhar in India on June 28th, 1920

Of the many rail journeys I took on a tour of India in the 1990s, the slowest by far was the one to Simla, formerly Shimla, a Himalayan town that used(...)

A total of ten Pakistan cricket players have now tested positive for Covid-19 , thus casting doubt on the scheduled  tour of England this summer. Photograph:  Stu Forster-ICC/ICC via Getty Images

Seven more Pakistan players have tested positive for Covid-19 after being screened ahead of their tour of England, taking the total to 10, the country(...)

Justin Trudeau: He and his team mounted a frantic late effort to secure votes – but it was too late. Photograph:  Dave Chan/AFP via Getty Images

When Justin Trudeau was first elected in 2015, he promised that his victory would help Canada vault back on to the world stage, and reclaim a global i(...)

Noel Casey, principal Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School, Athlone. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

“It was like there was a death in the family,” said Noel Casey, principal of Our Lady’s Bower secondary school, Athlone, speaking after a staff meetin(...)

 Prince Joachim of Belgium has been fined €10,400 by Spain. File photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The new coronavirus has infected 7.2 million people worldwide and killed at least 411,000, according to official figures tallied by Johns Hopkins Univ(...)

Aziz Mohiuddin has been making face masks using donated material. Photograph: Patrick Browne/The Irish Times

When Aziz Mohiuddin arrived in Ireland in 2018 he hoped to find work quickly. A friend already living in the country had assured him there were lots o(...)

A man feeds a dog in a social distancing area in Bhopal, India, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

India has overtaken Italy as the sixth-worst country affected by the coronavirus pandemic after announcing almost 10,000 new cases. India surpassed I(...)

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