Luca Cordero di Montezemolo at a press conference in Maranello, Modena, Italy, today. Montezemolo said he was resigning after 23 years at the helm, in a move that had widely been expected after his record was questioned by parent company Fiat-Chrysler. Photograph: EPA

At first glance, the resignation today of Ferrari chief executive Luca De Montezemolo, has a football-style, manager sacking look about it. You have b(...)

Sunset over Vieux Nice. Photographs: Chris Carmichael/New York Times
Weekend in . . . Nice
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  • September 8, 2014, 01:00

Overshadowed by megawatt Riviera neighbours like aristocratic Monaco, red-carpet Cannes and Champagne-soaked Saint-Tropez, France’s fifth-largest c(...)

Cathy Davey performing on the media day for Electric Picnic 2014.Picture: Alf Harvey/hrphoto.ie 2:00

Stradbally Hall is grooming its grounds, putting up tents and setting up stages for this weekend’s Electric Picnic music and arts festival. Promoters(...)

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany after claiming pole position for the Belgian grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj / EPA

Formula One leader Nico Rosberg swept to pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday with Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton a(...)

SoundCloud is the ubiquitous wild child of the digital music world. Without paying artists or record companies, it lets people freely upload and strea(...)

 Dutch racing driver Max Verstappen prior to the Formula 3 Zandvoort Masters in Zandvoort, The Netherlands. Verstappen is set to become Formula One’s youngest driver ever. He will join the Toro Rosso team in 2015. Photograph:  Sander Koning/EPA

Max Verstappen has been warned that senior Formula One drivers will not be happy to see the teenager lining up on the grid with them next season.The (...)

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are both determined to claim a win in Hungary this weekend that will put them in good spirits heading into Formula One’s summer break. Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Lewis Hamilton continued his long love affair with the Hungaroring by posting the fastest times in both Friday practice sessions ahead of the Hungaria(...)

Rory McIlroy (centre) meets Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson (left) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness  at Stormont Castle after winning the British Open Golf Championship. Photograph: PA

Rory McIlroy’s British Open success has brought much “joy and happiness” at a time when so many people are mourning, Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has(...)

Fans enjoy another hot day at Longitude festival at Marlay Park in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Allen Kiely

At Sunday night at Longitude, Massive Attack showed that even at a festival for youngsters, you don’t need to be spring chickens to show how it’s don(...)

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Image of the week: Teenage robots They grow up so fast. This is Asimo, short for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, and he is 15 years old. (...)