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Goods shipped directly from Ireland to EU up by 50% in six months

Volumes of goods shipped directly from Ireland to the EU on new Brexit-busting ferry routes have rocketed by 50% in the past six months as exporters seek to avoid travelling across land through Great Britain, according to official data. Figures published by...

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Europe once again at centre of Covid pandemic, says WHO

Uneven vaccine coverage and a relaxation of preventive measures have brought Europe to a “critical point” in the pandemic, the World Health Organization has said, with cases again at near-record levels and 500,000 more deaths forecast by February. Hans Kluge, the WHO’s Europe director,...

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US-led meeting to set out framework for Taliban cooperation

The US is convening an expanded group of western nations to set a framework for cooperation with the new Taliban government, amid fears that isolating the militant group could backfire. The meeting on Wednesday, chaired by the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken,...

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