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The assembly line that produces both the electric vehicle Renault Zoe and the hybrid vehicle Nissan Micra at Flins-sur-Seine, the largest Renault production site in France.  Photograph:  Martin Bureay/AFP/Getty

It does seem to be working. The move towards electric motoring does seem to be taking root, and indeed sprouting, in the minds of Irish car buyers. It(...)

What’s the story? Boris Johnson told a British paper on Monday that his government will put up around €3 million in funding to help with the ongoing (...)

A Sri Lankan health worker prepares to inject a first dose of a Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine shot at a regional medical clinic in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 1st 2021. Photograph: Chamila Karunarathne/EPA

Global cases of coronavirus rose for the first time in almost two months in the past week, the World Health Organisation said, citing countries easing(...)

Teachers queue at a vaccination centre in Santiago, Chile on February 15th. Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty

Struck by social upheaval and a severe coronavirus outbreak, Chile is hoping to turn a corner as it powers ahead of its South American peers in the ra(...)

Former Argentinian president from 1989-1999 Carlos Menem. Photograph: Ali Burafi/AFP via Getty Images

Flamboyant Argentinian ex-president Carlos Menem died on Sunday at age 90 after battling long-term health problems, the country’s current president Al(...)

A Pakistani army helicopter flying over the base camp of Mt K2 in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. Photograph: Seven Summit Treks/AFP via Getty

An aerial search is continuing for three experienced climbers who lost contact with base camp during their ascent of the world’s second highest mounta(...)

Health personnel evacuate patients after a fire at the San Borja Arriaran hospital in the center of Santiago, Chile, on Saturday. Photograph: Alberto Valdes/EPA

A fire that broke out in a boiler room forced the evacuation of about 350 patients from a hospital in Chile’s capital on Saturday, but officials repor(...)

The Government has proposed tighter travel restriction as  the Level 5 lockdown is extended until the beginning of March. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Visa-free travel from South Africa and most South American countries has been banned, except for in exceptional circumstances, due to the emergence of(...)

A line of moai statues at Tongariki bay on Easter Island, the world’s most remote inhabited island. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Most people have heard of the decimation of the population of Easter Island (also called Rapa Nui) and have seen pictures of the massive stone statues(...)

People participate in a vigil for Jack Pintado and Inti Sotelo, who were killed during protests in November, in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Luis Angel Gonzales Taipe/EPA

Ruben Guevara was marching in teargas-filled streets in Lima in November when he was hit in the face by what felt like a gas canister, severely damagi(...)

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