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Research costs associated with discovering a new drug are increasing at an alarming, unsustainable rate. Photograph: iStock

Over the past century modern medicine has been revolutionised by major advances in pharmaceutical drugs, surgery, diagnostics, and most other areas of(...)

Protesters gather during a demonstration over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Tuesday. Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

Zimbabwe’s government was accused of cutting off access to the internet on Tuesday after violent protests 24 hours earlier sparked by spiralling fuel (...)

Shipping containers at Dublin Port. Exports and imports both slipped back in November. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish goods exports to Britain, the Republic’s largest EU trading partner, fell 4 per cent to €12.8 billion in the first 11 months of last year, the l(...)

Senator Neale Richmond, Fine Gael’s Seanad Brexit spokesman; CBRE executive director Marie Hunt; and CBRE managing director Myles Clarke.

Ireland’s commercial property sector is expected to post another bumper year in 2019, with office space take-up likely to remain strong and build to r(...)

A file Nasa image released in  December 22017  shows an iceberg floating in Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound. Photograph: AFP

Antarctica’s annual ice losses have accelerated six-fold in the past 40 years in a trend that could push sea levels metres higher in coming centuries (...)

Carlos Ghosn at the Paris Auto Show last year. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/File Photo/Reuters

Carlos Ghosn’s latest bail application was rejected by a Japanese court, extending his detention and helping prosecutors build their case against the (...)

Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg appears in court for a retrial of his drug smuggling case in Dalian, Liaoning province on Monday. Photograph: Intermediate People’s Court of Dalian/Handout via Reuters

A Canadian man sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling will appeal the verdict, his lawyer said on Tuesday, arguing that the court should not h(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. The Government ran a small budget surplus last year for the first time in more than a decade thanks largely to record corporation tax receipts. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has warned that it may reduce Ireland’s credit rating if the Government’s budgetary position deteriorates as a result of(...)

Juan Guaido: ‘No one wants to live like this, whatever their politics: people going five or six months without running water in their houses; without medicines; without enough money to buy food.’ Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty

If Juan Guaidó is worried about a Venezuelan government crackdown, state-sponsored thuggery or even jail and exile as suffered by many of his peers, t(...)

A protester wearing a gilet jaune (yellow vest) holds a sign reading “If the law is against its people then we are outlaws” during an anti-government demonstration called by the Yellow Vest movement in Saint-Brieuc, western France, on Saturday. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images

Every French president in the modern era has started off moderately popular and ended up deeply disliked. Every one of them has taken office with a re(...)

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