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Just as the coronavirus ravages the world in the absence of a vaccine, so the banana disease fusarium wilt is marching inexorably around the globe, leaving a trail of scorched plantations in its wake

In the banana plantations of the tropical lowlands of Ecuador, workers are being issued with protective clothing and disinfectant is provided for thei(...)

A tourist wearing a protective respiratory mask outside the  Coliseum in  Rome on Friday. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

The coronavirus spread further on Friday, with cases reported for the first time in six more countries across three continents leading the World Healt(...)

Pope Francis greets the faithful during his weekly general audience  at the Vatican on Wednesday. Photograph: Maurizio Brambatti/EPA

The Association of Catholic Priests has said it is “disappointed” that Pope Francis has declined to approve the ordination of married men to address t(...)

The S&P 500 extended its run of record highs for the seventh straight session in the first few hours of trading on Friday. Photograph: AFP

European stocks came close to a record high on Friday as further confirmation of a January 31st Brexit date meant investors bought into markets that h(...)

A Tullow interest in Kenya: Having a stomach for oil at all takes a particularly tough type of investor in these climate-conscious days. Photograph: Reuters

The whiff of sulphur around Tullow Oil’s stock continues to linger. Shares in the company, founded in 1985 by one-time Aer Lingus accountant Aidan H(...)

Anti-government demonstrators clash with police as they protest against cost of living increases in Santiago, Chile. Photograph:  Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images

It is shocking to think that one of the most advanced economies in the region, and Latin America’s most prosperous country, can go from peace to a mil(...)

Bolivian president Evo Morales  casts his vote at a polling station on Sunday. Photograph: Jorge Abrego/EPA

South America’s longest-serving leader is seeking an unprecedented fourth term in Bolivian elections, but polls suggest Evo Morales is in the tightest(...)

Members of the Libra project were due to meet in Geneva on Monday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

Booking Holdings, the company behind the travel websites Booking.com and Priceline.com, became the latest company to confirm that it is pulling out of(...)

Jane Goldrick: “What makes me jump out of bed in the morning is knowing that I’ll be going into an office with people I get along with and can have a laugh with.”
‘Be a social butterfly!’

What/where did you study, and when did you graduate? I’m a natural science graduate and studied in Trinity College Dublin, graduating in 2015. What (...)

File photo of an Uber car. Photograph: Laura Dale/PA Wire

Uber will factor in whether it meets specific diversity targets when it calculates bonuses for its chief executive and other top officials as the US r(...)

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