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 Newcastle United’s  St James’ Park. The club is subject to a Saudi-Arabia funded takeover bid. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

The controversial £300m Saudi Arabia-funded takeover of Newcastle United appears to be in serious doubt after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rule(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty

I am a fan of neither hip-hop nor musical theatre but on a birthday treat for my daughter to see the musical Hamilton last year, I was enthralled from(...)

 China’s commerce ministry says it will take “all necessary measures” in response to new U.S. restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei’s ability to use American technology. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Huawei Technologies Co has warned the latest U.S. curbs on its business will inflict a “terrible price” on the global technology industry, inflaming t(...)

Lab technicians load filled vials of remdesivir at a Gilead Sciences facility in La Verne, California.  Photograph: Gilead Sciences Inc/Reuters

After a series of setbacks because of disappointing outcomes in smaller drug trials, the Ebola drug remdesivir has re-emerged as the antiviral treatme(...)

Before the pandemic, Jeff Bezos increasingly spent his time away from Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle. Photograph: The New York Times

At the end of February, Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, were in France discussing climate change with Presid(...)

US president Donald Trump on Tuesday. Dr Rick Bright, who led the US vaccine agency, says he was moved from his post after questioning a coronavirus treatment embraced by Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

A senior US government doctor who worked on the search for a coronavirus vaccine has claimed he was fired after resisting Donald Trump’s push to use (...)

Speculation about  Kim Jong-un’s health first arose following his absence from the anniversary of the birthday of its founding father and Mr Kim’s grandfather on April 15th. File photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

South Korean and Chinese officials on Tuesday cast doubt on reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is ill after media outlets said he had underg(...)

Miriam Figueroa, a dialysis nurse at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, tends to a Covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit, in Brooklyn. Photograph: Victor J Blue/The New York Times

For weeks, US government officials and hospital executives have warned of a looming shortage of ventilators as the coronavirus pandemic descended. But(...)

A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19. Photograph: Nexu Science Communication/Reuters.

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

US president Donald Trump, flanked by US vice-president Mike Pence, speaks during the daily briefing on Covid-19, at the White House  in Washington, DC. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Spain reported its first decline in new coronavirus deaths in more than a week on Friday, suggesting strict confinement measures may be helping to bri(...)

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