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The $8bn target is an initial figure. Ms von der Leyen has said more money will be needed over time. Photograph: Reuters

World leaders launched a pledging “marathon” on Monday – without the United States – to raise at least $8 billion (€7.3 billion) for research into a p(...)

 World Health Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: ‘This is a devil that everybody should fight.’ File photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

The head of the World Health Organisation has warned that “without national unity... the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak, revivi(...)

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European stocks pared their gains alongside US equity futures on Thursday as investors mulled estimates of how soon economies can reboot when the coro(...)

An employee works at a photoelectric production line at a factory in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

France has officially registered more than 10,000 deaths from coronavirus infections on Tuesday, becoming the fourth country to go beyond that thresho(...)

Shane Maguire left Cisco in 2014 and worked with a number of Irish technology companies before founding Skilly in 2019.

The old adage that practice makes perfect provided former senior financial executive Shane Maguire with the inspiration for Skilly, a cloud-based soft(...)

A customer has her temperature checked at the entrance of a supermarket in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday. Photograph: Marco Ottico/EPA

The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 382,000 people worldwide, with at least 16,500 deaths. Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies w(...)

Workers from a disinfection service company sanitize a street in front of a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony where a woman known as “Patient 31” attended a service in Daegu, South Korea. Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters

The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said on Friday, contributing to a jump in reported cases beyond the e(...)

President Donald Trump meets with French president Emmanuel Macron   at Winfield House in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Like the Big Bad Wolf of childhood tales, Donald Trump threatens to huff and puff and blow the house down. Sometimes he relents, sometimes he does not(...)

Mohammad Barkindo, secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), speaks at a news conference following the 176th Opec meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Monday. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Oil gained on Tuesday as producer club Opec agreed to extend supply cuts until next March, although prices were pressured by worries demand could ease(...)

US president Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the demilitarised zone. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea after briefly crossing the border in the demilitarised zone after shakin(...)

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