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European stocks were little changed on Wednesday as a profit warning from Danish wind farm developer Orsted hit utilities, while French grocer Carrefo(...)

The Pfizer and BioNTech trial  shattered all speed records for vaccine development. Photograph: BioNTech via The New York Times

Irish clinical trials group Icon has revealed that it carried out the late-stage trial of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. The trial, which i(...)

Abortion-rights activists watch live video of lawmakers in session, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, before it approved a bill to legalise abortion. Photograph: AP

Argentina’s Senate voted on Wednesday to legalise abortion, a first for a big country in Latin America and a triumph for women’s rights campaigners a(...)

The decision to turn down the bid had been largely expected.

Bakery group Aryzta’s new board confirmed on Friday evening it was rejecting a €734 million takeover offer from US hedge fund Elliott Management and t(...)

Kevin Toland, who has stepped down as chief executive of Aryzta

Kevin Toland stepped down as chief executive of Aryzta on Thursday in a shake-up of management at the embattled baked goods company. Shareholders hav(...)

Residents transport their belongings during flooding on Sunday in Coban, Guatemala. Photograph:  Getty Images

Tropical Storm Eta unleashed torrential rain on South Florida on Monday after making landfall in the Keys, flooding roads and residential neighbourhoo(...)

The mean body mass index of 19-year-old men and women in Ireland  increased in the period from 1985 to 2019. Photograph: Getty

Irish teenagers have become taller and heavier in the last 35 years, according to a global study published in The Lancet. The study of child and ado(...)

Christian Aid Ireland says that profit generated in Ghana, for example, is moved to Ireland, leaving the African nation with less money to spend on services for children. File photograph: Getty

The United Nations is to examine whether Irish policies contribute to tax abuse by companies that harms children’s rights in other countries. Campai(...)

A demonstrator wearing a face mask with images of Argentine late president Juan Domingo Peron and his wife Eva Duarte. Argentina now has more than a millions cases of coronavirus: Photograph: Alejandro Pagni/AFP

Argentina health officials say the nation has officially surpassed 1 million coronavirus cases, becoming the fifth country to do so. Across Latin Ame(...)

US president Donald Trump waves goodbye to cheering supporters as he departs his campaign rally at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Sanford, Florida on Monday, October 12th, 2020. Photograph: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Twenty years ago the eyes of the world turned to Florida, as the identity of America’s next president lay in the balance. On election night 2000, TV n(...)

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