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US Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: warns Bill could be just the start of legislative solutions to the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Erik S Lesser

The US House of Representatives is due to vote on Friday on the largest stimulus package in American history, after the Senate gave the green light to(...)

 Albin Kurti: deputies voted late on Wednesday to remove the cabinet of the leftist prime minister   after less than two months in office. Photograph: Armend Nmani/AFP/Getty

The European Union has urged Kosovo to focus on fighting coronavirus after a power struggle between its leaders, a row over how to combat Covid-19 and(...)

The Huawei P40 Pro

What kind of Android phone doesn’t have access to Google services? If you are looking at the latest Huawei handset, that’s the question you may be ask(...)

Adam Grennan visits the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru.

Less than a year ago, Machu Picchu, the Amazonian jungle and the Bolivian salt flats seemed well out of reach for this 60-year-old. However, early ret(...)

US president Donald Trump. The sudden stop of the US economy has several economists predicting gross domestic product will shrink in the second quarter by the most in quarterly records dating back to 1947.  Photograph: Bloomberg

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits surged to a record 3.28 million last week as businesses shuttered and laid off workers as par(...)

Nuns wearing protective masks  on a street in  Caracas on Wednesday. Photograph: Manaure Quintero/Reuters

When the new coronavirus reached South America no government in the region moved more swiftly or aggressively against the threat it posed than the cha(...)

People stand on designated areas to maintain social distancing as they queue outside a medical store during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against coronavirus in Srinagar in India. Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP via Getty Images

This is a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment & Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan on scientific initiatives and developments on c(...)

Photograph: iStock

Dublin’s Iseq stock market index dipped in early trading on Thursday, with the wider European markets returning into all-too-familiar negative territo(...)

A patient is brought to the emergency room at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York. Photograph: The New York Times

In several hours on Tuesday, Dr Ashley Bray performed chest compressions at Elmhurst Hospital Center on a woman in her 80s, a man in his 60s and a 38-(...)

Healthcare professionals take care of coronavirus  sufferers in the intensive care of the Poliambulanza hospital in Brescia, Italy. Photograph: EPA

Covid-19 cases worldwide have now topped 491,000, with 22,000 dead and 118,000 recovered, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. (...)

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