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Central Bank Governor Gabriel Makhlouf. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Alliance for Insurance Reform has written to Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf urging the bank in its consumer-protection role to address a (...)

The Covid-19 outbreak has killed over 3,200 people in China and infected in excess of 81,000. Photograph: EPA

As people across China take tentative steps towards a new normality after two months of national trauma, the world they assess has been reshaped. Ente(...)

Far-right radio host Alex Jones has been told by the New York state attorney general to stop promoting a sham anti-coronavirus toothpaste. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

It was largely lost in the growing panic over the rapid spread of Covid-19, but when the World Health Organisation warned that the virus was not just (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has been urged to act on insurance companies.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has called on insurers not to reject businesses’ claims for loss of earnings if they were advised by the Governme(...)

A musical performance in the National Gallery of Singapore.  Performances previously scheduled for the finale were changed to live streaming instead as part of preventive measures against COVID-19 coronavirus cases. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

Singaporean lawyer Iman Ibrahim was enjoying her snowboarding holiday in Italy, Switzerland and Austria this month when the coronavirus outbreak in Eu(...)

A local medical worker embraces and bids farewell to a medical worker from Jiangsu at the Wuhan Railway Station as the medical team from Jiangsu leaves Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus disease  outbreak, in Hubei province. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

At 44KW, a nightclub in Shanghai, life almost feels normal again. Bartenders mix cocktails for patrons leaning against the bar. Groups sit close toget(...)

A patient    is injected during a  clinical trial at    Seattle’s Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute  of a potential vaccine for Covid-19.   Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP

The cascade of reports from around the world about multiplying Covid-19 cases and rising death tolls is so unrelenting, it’s hard to see any bright sp(...)

US president Donald Trump continues to call coronavirus ‘the Chinese virus’. Photograph: Bloomberg

Venom directed at China from western states over its handling of the coronavirus crisis reached an all-out crescendo on February 6th when whistleblowe(...)

China presents itself as a lesson in how states can push back the deadly virus. Customers lining up to have their temperature taken before entering a bank in  China’s central Hubei province.  Photograph:   STR/AFP via Getty Images

Just a month ago, as it was fighting to contain the first outbreak of coronavirus, in Hubei province, China was widely thought to have botched its res(...)

Li Wenliang: reprimanded by police and made to sign a confession and agreement to not commit any more “illegal actions”. He later contracted the virus and died.

China has exonerated a whistleblowing doctor who police reprimanded for warning about the early spread of the coronavirus in Wuhan and later died of t(...)

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