Australia’s scrum coach Mario Ledesma takes part in a team training session in Teddington, south west London. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty

In the end, this week’s public silence proved deafening. “I had no idea what he was doing, I just push on the side, mate.” That’s the point. Even Mich(...)

An RAF Puma helicopter, similar to the UK Puma Mk 2 helicopter which crashed in Afghanistan, killing five people.  Photograph: PA

Two British troops have been killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) said last night. The RAF personnel died aft(...)

BMW’s  Concept M4 GTS previews a powerful and exclusive special model

The Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance has evolved from being a weekend beano for the well-heeled classic car owners of California into a major, global (...)

Investor Klaus Hommels at his venture capital firm, Lakestar, in Berlin: “We won’t be afraid to back start-ups with high valuations if we can accelerate their growth.” Photograph: Robbie Lawrence/ The New York Times

Klaus Hommels has invested in some of Europe’s most successful start-ups. That includes the music-streaming service Spotify and Klarna, a Swedish onli(...)

 Barry Corcoran (39),  from Wicklow Town, who was last seen on the morning of  July 6th last in Ballyfermot. Photographs:  Colin Keegan/Collins

No trace has yet been discovered of a man who went missing at the beginning of July. Barry Corcoran (39), from Wicklow town, was last seen in Ballyfe(...)

Grieving relatives of the crashed  Trigana Air ATR 42-300 plane wait for information at the crisis centre in Jayapura on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An Indonesian passenger plane that crashed with 54 people on board in Papua province was carrying cash worth around $470,000 for remote villages, a po(...)

Prof Richard Wool, who has died aged 67, emigrated to the United States after graduating from UCC in l969 and went on to become an internationally ren(...)

Gucci owner Kering said on Tuesday that the weak euro and strong dollar were likely to boost revenue this year but could hit margins in the first half(...)

François-Henri Pinault, who took over the Kering business from his father in 2006. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Since September, at least nine senior executives have left businesses controlled by French billionaire François Pinault. The latest came this month, w(...)

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(...)