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The Bundestag will vote on legislation for assisted suicide next month. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Germany has made a further step towards legal assisted suicide after the country’s doctors’ association deleted from its code of conduct a ban on the (...)

French minister for Europe and foreign affairs Jean Yves Le Drian: “We reserve the possibility to adopt additional measures toward all those who are hindering a solution to the crisis.” Photograph: Aurelien Meunier/Getty

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected to travel to Beirut on Tuesday to try to accelerate the formation of a government of independen(...)

Portrait of William Lefroy by Elliott & Fry

Irish place names can be found across the world and often provide us with unique insights into Irish migration patterns. From the uninhabited township(...)

A healthcare worker carries out Covid-19 testing at a drive-through clinic in Perth, Australia. Perth is on alert after a hotel quarantine security guard and two of his housemates tested positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty

Australia’s chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, has warned the government that citizens stranded in India face the prospect of serious illness wit(...)

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Moderna said it would produce as many as 3 billion doses of its Covid-19 vaccine next year as it makes new investments to bolster output at several fa(...)

At a live televised address from the Capitol, US president Joe Biden sets out the achievements of his first 100 days in office. Photograph: Melina Mara-Pool/Getty

President of the United States Joe Biden urged the US Congress to support a “once-in-a-generation” investment in America as he delivered his first add(...)

There are currently four Covid-19 vaccines – Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson – available for use in Ireland

Four Covid-19 vaccines – those from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson – are currently available for use in Ireland, followin(...)

Gavan Kennedy in Sitio Marna, in the Philippines

Gavan Kennedy is from Glasson, Co Westmeath. He left Ireland in 1991 to go to George Washington University, in Washington, DC, and returned in May 201(...)

Health workers attend to a suspected covid-19 positive patient at jumbo Covid-19 centre in Mumbai, India. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge in the world’s second-most populous country ha(...)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino speaks during the 45th Uefa Congress in Montreux, Switzerland, on Tuesday, where he said he ‘strongly disapproves’ of the proposed Super League. Photograph: Richard Juilliart/Uefa via AP

Fifa president Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday that breakaway Super League clubs cannot be “half in, half out” of the established soccer system, whil(...)

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