Opposition supporters attend a rally in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in Moscow on Thursday evening. Photograph:  Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP

Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned the West not to cross his country’s “red line”, as thousands of people protested against his 21-year rule (...)

Kim Ng started out as an intern for the Chicago White Sox more than 30 years ago. Photograph: Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images

“This challenge is one I don’t take lightly,” said Kim Ng, following last Friday’s announcement of her hiring as general manager for the Miami Marlins(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

Parcels are processed, almost ready for dispatch, in the outbound area of the Amazon.com fulfillment centre in Castel San Giovanni, Italy.  Photograph: Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images

Retrain and “find something new” was the breezy message from the White House last week to 30 million or so Americans on jobless benefits. This wasn’t (...)

From 1926 through March 2020, dividends accounted for 40.2 per cent of the total return of the S&P 500. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

The swings of the stock market have been painful enough lately. But on top of the price declines that have kept many investors awake at night, another(...)

Cover your face: you wear a mask to protect me; I wear one to protect you. And we all need to get on board for them to really work. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty

So you’ve watched Helen Cody’s video guide and made your own cloth mask. Or you’ve taken delivery of a bespoke handcrafted one you ordered online. Wha(...)

Anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine is one of the products to be given to some Irish patients despite poor performance in smaller trials. File photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of Irish patients are set to to take part in clinical trials on potential new treatments for Covid-19. They will be part of a series of “int(...)

A potential antiviral drug for coronavirus has disappointed scientists and investors who had high hopes for remdesivir, according to draft documents published accidentally by the World Health Organisation.

A potential antiviral drug for the coronavirus has flopped in its first randomised clinical trial, disappointing scientists and investors who had high(...)

Remdesivir emerged from a collaboration to find antiviral drugs during the west African Ebola epidemic of 2013-16 that involved Gilead, the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Of all the drugs being tested to fight the new coronavirus, people have invested most hope in remdesivir. A leaked report on Thursday night of positiv(...)

A coronavirus drug developed by Gilead Sciences had shown positive results in a clinical trial

Wall Street shares are on track for a higher opening on Friday after a report suggested a coronavirus drug developed by Gilead Sciences had shown posi(...)

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