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Electoral commission and medical workers in Skopje, North Macedonia, visit a quarantined individual  to collect their ballot for the general election on Monday. Photograph: EPA/NAKE BATEV

Global coronavirus infections passed 13 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease which (...)

Datalex’s software is used for booking flights, seats and bags and allowing carriers to sell on car, hotel and insurance deals. Photograph: iStock

Datalex, the travel retail software provider to airlines that’s being kept alive with the support of Dermot Desmond, warned at the end of April it was(...)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo: The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Wednesday issued a travel advisory saying visitors from US states with accelerating COVID-19 infection rates “must quarantine for 14 days.” Photograph: Getty Images

Global markets dropped on Wednesday as rising US Covid-19 cases and new quarantine measures fuelled fears that the virus could derail an economic reco(...)

Pedestrians in the Pinheiros neighbourhood of São Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

By late March, the Mexican government calmly predicted that its coronavirus outbreak would peak in April. A few weeks later, it changed its prediction(...)

A worker wearing a full protective suit stands as people are tested for Covid-19 at a makeshift coronavirus testing centre, in Beijing on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

Seven US states have reported their highest coronavirus patient admissions in the pandemic so far, as cases surge in the US following the easing of re(...)

Lenny Abrahamson said RTÉ did not have the financial resources to develop the adaptation (above) of Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, which has became an international sensation.  Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element Pictures

Film director Lenny Abrahamson has said he and the producers of Normal People took it to the BBC first because of the “chronic situation in terms of f(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone

When Ireland first announced its candidacy for a seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2021-22 term, Bertie Ahern was taoiseach, George (...)

The scale of Mainstream’s development pipeline means  the group has reached a stage where it needs the backing of a big balance sheet. Photograph: iStock

As timings go, the sale of the businesses of Airtricity, the wind energy firm set up in 1997 by one-time Bord na Móna boss-turned-green energy entrepr(...)

Commuters sit inside a bus with seats spaced to observe social distancing in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Getty

Two months ago, when there were roughly 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases and the primal politics of survival was sweeping the world, shutting dow(...)

People wear face masks in São Paulo, Brazil amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

The number of confirmed deaths from coronavirus globally has topped 400,000, as the Chinese government released a report lauding its response to the p(...)

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