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People stroll along Standvagen quayside in Stockholm. Photograph: Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

Sweden’s centre-left government has long seemed happy to allow Anders Tegnell, the state epidemiologist, to be the public face of the country’s distin(...)

Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell during a digital news conference. Photograph: Henrik Montgomery/EPA

Swedish Covid-19 cases continued to rise on Tuesday as many welcomed the toughest measures yet imposed to curb the spread of the disease that has clai(...)

The developments will include among other amenities, homes, schools and medical and social services, according to Cork City Council. File photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has hailed the establishment of a new office to oversee the development of the Cork docklands. Mr Martin said the move is a (...)

Norwegian’s shares were down 16.9% on Monday morning, extending this year’s price plunge to 99%. Photograph: Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty

Pandemic-hit Norwegian Air faces a battle for survival this winter, it said on Monday, after the country’s government declared it would not provide ad(...)

US election: Are we ready for Joe Biden? Or would we miss Donald Trump? Photograph: Angela Weiss/Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

As I lay me down to sleep I pray to God my soul to keep And if Trump’s re-elected before I wake I pray to God that news is fake Possibly for the next(...)

Lily Collins in Emily in Paris: pretty hard to stop watching

The only thing I am sure of in life is that we are all watching Emily in Paris (Netflix) wrong. All of us. The people taking it seriously. The people (...)

Former student Aoife Fleming  at  Mercy Secondary School in Inchicore in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The postcode lottery has long determined a student’s prospects of going to college. We know that 100 per cent of students in some Dublin schools, part(...)

Villagers in systemic queues as they wait to receive food rations at a village in Ayod county, South Sudan when World Food Programme (WFP) have  carried out a food drop of grain and supplementary aid earlier this year. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/ Getty Images

The UN’s World Food Programme has won the Nobel Peace Prize, in a strong endorsement of multilateralism after US president Donald Trump questioned the(...)

A sign with a portrait of state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell is hanged at an entrance to a restaurant to instruct people to wash their hands in Sodermalm, Stockholm. Photograph Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Sweden’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic has been the subject of international fascination and some misrepresentation since its state epidemiolog(...)

A sign with a portrait of Anders Tegnell, the face of the country’s response to the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, is hanged at an entrance to a restaurant to instruct people to wash their hands in Sodermalm, Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

At the start of this year, Anders Tegnell was just a low-profile bureaucrat in a country of 10 million people, heading a department that collects and (...)

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