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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg says politicians failed to recognise how serious the threats are already from floods, heatwaves, hurricanes and wildfires that are affecting millions.  Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP via Getty Images

Leaders of a youth climate strike movement launched by teenage activist Greta Thunberg have said they will return to mass protests – including street (...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny posing for a selfie picture with his family at Berlin’s Charité hospital. Photograph: Instagram account @navalny/AFP via Getty Images

The nerve agent used to poison Alexei Navalny in Siberia last month was found on a water bottle from his hotel room, the Russian opposition leader’s a(...)

The results published in Nature debunk the modern image of the typical Viking both within Scandinavia and across Europe. Photograph: iStock

Some 1,300 years after Viking invaders from Scandinavia set foot in Ireland, DNA technology has enabled scientists to determine their genetic make-up.(...)

The precise details of the EU traffic-light system will be agreed  at an EU Council of Ministers meeting on October 15th. Photograph: Getty Images

Can I go on a holidays outside of Ireland now? Well, we’d not be stuffing our suitcase full of shorts and T-shirts and buying the sun cream just yet (...)

A sign with a portrait of Anders Tegnell, the face of the country’s response to the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, is hanged at an entrance to a restaurant to instruct people to wash their hands in Sodermalm, Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

At the start of this year, Anders Tegnell was just a low-profile bureaucrat in a country of 10 million people, heading a department that collects and (...)

Currarevagh House in Oughterard, Connemara, Co Galway has been open to guests for 130 years, making it the longest-running hotel in Ireland owned by the same family

There is a house in the west of Ireland on the shore of Lough Corrib that has stayed with me since I first visited last summer. During the long months(...)

 A procession on the eve of the Ethiopian new year, in the city of Mekele.  Photograph:  Eduardo Soteras / AFP

Ethiopians and Eritreans celebrated New Year’s Day on Friday, marking the beginning of the year 2013 in their calendar. In Amharic, Ethiopia’s nation(...)

 The Austrian village of Ischgl has  many apres-ski bars. “They are a bit like discos for teenagers, but full of men in their 50s.”   Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

In the first week of March, Charlie Jackson had an argument with his wife. The 53-year-old recruitment agent from Pangbourne in Berkshire, southeast E(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid giving the organisation’s operational update on the response to Covid-19 on Thursday. Photograph: Leah Farrell / Photocall Ireland

It was to the State’s credit that it realised early in the Covid-19 pandemic that mass testing was the key to containing the disease. While other coun(...)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange leaves Southwark Crown Court in a security van after being sentenced on May 1st, 2019 in London, England. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

When Julian Assange leaves Belmarsh Prison for the Old Bailey on Monday, he will face a court battle lasting up to four weeks as he seeks to avoid bei(...)

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