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Airbnb ookings have nose-dived in Ireland in recent weeks, following the coronavirus outbreak, with many hosts moving to rent out properties instead.

Airbnb is hoping to persuade hosts to house 100,000 healthcare professionals and frontline workers across the world for free during the Covid-19 crisi(...)

The sudden imposition of identity checks on Poland’s border with Germany caused a traffic jam of 60km along one of Europe’s major trade arteries.  Photograph: Rolf Schulten/Bloomberg

The coronavirus pandemic may be the greatest challenge the EU has ever faced. For now the virus has suspended the bloc’s totemic achievement: freedo(...)

 Daniel Defoe:  It’s probably just as well he  didn’t live to see WhatsApp. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Investigating the strange situation London pubs found themselves in on St Patrick’s Day, a Guardian reporter visited The Tipperary on Fleet Street, on(...)

Migrants warm themselves on a snowy day at the Vucjak refugee camp outside Bihac, northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photograph: Fehim Demir

Bosnia has pledged to move hundreds of migrants from a squalid makeshift camp on the country’s border with Croatia and shut down the site after a top (...)

Riot police officers scuffle with Hezbollah supporters during ongoing anti-government protests in Beirut on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

Lebanon’s Hizbullah leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, warned on Friday that nationwide protests could push the country into chaos, collapse and, “God f(...)

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters drive armoured vehicles from northern Syria for a military operation in Kurdish areas, near the Syrian border. Photograph: EPA/ERDEM SAHIN

Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned “safe zone” wi(...)

Migrants outside the camp.  ‘As the authorities are aware, the Vucjak site is located close to landmine-infested areas and there is a high risk of fire and explosions due to possible underground pockets of methane gas,” the UN said. File photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations office in Bosnia has urged the country to evacuate migrants from a squalid and dangerous makeshift camp near the Croatian border to(...)

 A young woman reacts as a health worker injects her with the Ebola vaccine, in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, on August 5th. Photograph:   Baz Ratner/Reuters

New drugs have drastically increased the chances of survival for people infected with Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever responsible for more than 12,000 deat(...)

Siobhán Jordan (C) at the launch of the Irish Red Cross’s five-year strategy, at the charity’s HQ in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Siobhán Jordan was 100m from the finish line of Dublin’s Rock ‘n’ Roll half-marathon in August of last year when she suddenly collapsed. The 28-year-o(...)

Spindrift, 8 Nashville Park, Howth,  Co Dublin

The assembling, equipping and staffing of a hospital in the devastated Normandy town of St-Lô by the Irish Red Cross, from 1945 to 1946, was one of th(...)

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