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Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong (centre), vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, arriving in court for a hearing to review the issuing of his arrest warrant on June 8th. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je / AFP via Getty

South Korean prosecutors have indicted Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of Samsung, on charges of stock manipulation relating to the controversial 2015(...)

A social distancing notice on display in an empty office lobby   in the City of London, England on Monday. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty

US coronavirus cases topped 6 million, with outbreaks accelerating on college campuses. Arizona recorded the smallest one-day increase in cases since (...)

Public health workers wearing protective gear test members of a church in Gwangju, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA

South Korea on Tuesday ordered most schools in Seoul and surrounding areas to close and move classes back online, the latest in a series of precaution(...)

Police officers head towards Sarang Jeil Church for a search and seizure operation. Photograph: EPA

Four months ago, South Korea was basking in international praise for containing the coronavirus pandemic. But now it stands on the brink of a second s(...)

A doctor checks the breathing of a patient in the intensive care unit dedicated to Covid-19 at the Ineram Hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay. Photograph: Jorge Saenz/ AP Photo

The world should be able to rein in the coronavirus pandemic in less than two years, the World Health Organisation has said, as South Korea reported t(...)

A woman crosses a deserted street in Melbourne’s central business district on Wednesday, as the city battles an outbreak of Covid-19. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia’s prime minister has said he wants to make any potential Covid-19 vaccine mandatory as he outlined plans to “return the country to normal li(...)

Soaking fish in brine before hanging it results in ‘incredible eating’ says Robin Gill. Photograph: iStock

In June the chef Jim Fuller caused something of a foodie firestorm when he announced that we have all been cooking mushrooms the wrong way. Convention(...)

Health officials disinfect streets around Sarang Jeil Church in Seongbuk, Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA

More than 21.77 million people have now been reported to have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally and at least 770,091 have died from the (...)

The Brass Rail Tavern in downtown Toronto. Photograph: Google maps

Health officials in the Canadian city of Toronto have warned that as many as 550 people may have been exposed to the coronavirus at a downtown strip c(...)

There were 185 coronavirus cases linked to the reopening of Harper’s Restaurant and Brew Pub  in Ingham County, Michigan in June. Image via Google Maps

The State’s public health team was told of increases in Covid-19 outbreaks associated with the reopening of bars in Australia, the UK, Spain, the USA,(...)

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