The jury  rejected Ronnie Nelson’s  claims that he was not the man behind the Spiderman mask and convicted him. File picture: Getty

A 29-year-old mechanic convicted of being the ‘Spiderman’ rioter captured on CCTV pelting police with house bricks was on Tuesday sentenced to three y(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi says policymakers are ready to implement further stimulus measures if needed. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Most stocks in Europe advanced as European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said policy makers are ready to implement further stimulus measures if(...)

Morlock, West Germany’s inside right, scores against Hungary in the World Cup Final at Berne, Switzerland in 1954. Germany went on to become world champions with a 3-2 victory. Photo: Getty Images

Last July, the German weekly Der Spiegel printed a cover bearing the headline “Wir sind wieder . . . wer?” This headline was a play on words based on (...)

 Fifa president Sepp Blatter at a meeting with Russian officials in Moscow in October.  Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Reuters

Fifa faces losing two of its biggest sponsors after airline Emirates decided not to renew its contract and electronics giant Sony signalled its inte(...)

‘What’s the secret to happiness?’ ‘Realising unhappiness is also fleeting.’ Disappearing ghost On January 29th Paul Kimmage and Brian O(...)

Alasdhair Willis, the storm force gusting through British wellington brand Hunter remembers the first time he wore a pair of the boots growing up i(...)

An investor group that includes Jynwel Capital and funds affiliated with the Abu Dhabi government is launching a bid to buy Reebok from Adidas for about $2.2 billion. Photo: Bloomberg

An investor group that includes Jynwel Capital and funds affiliated with the Abu Dhabi government is launching a bid to buy Reebok from Adidas for abo(...)

Dortmund’s charismatic manager Juergen Klopp with his players in front of the Südtribune prior to their Champions League clash with Arsenal.

Once you’ve been to a certain number of football stadiums they begin to blur into each other, but something about the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund bre(...)

Looking cool while exercising is a bit of an impossibility. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q I am a woman in my 30s and I have just started exercising for the first time in my life. It is hell. Puffing and wobbling up the road while every(...)

Orange fell 4.1 per cent as Bpifrance sold a stake in the company for €580 million. Photograph: Reuters/Andrea Comas

European stocks fell to the lowest level in more than five weeks after Italy cut its economic-growth forecasts and US manufacturing data missed estim(...)