An anti-government demonstration in   Sao Paulo recently. Photograph: EPA/Aaron Cadena Ovalle

During her re-election bid Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff made great political capital by attacking her country’s elite, bankers, The Economist and(...)

For an organisation which presides over the most popular game on the planet, the ability of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (Fif(...)

Katie Taylor will now face China’s Jinhua Yin for a place in the final. Photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

Katie Taylor has received a walkover into the semi-finals of the Women’s World Championships in Jeju, South Korea. The Olympiic champion was due to me(...)

For decades Brazilian football stadiums were the venues for mass displays of the racism that permeated Brazilian life. Black players were frequently s(...)

RTÉ’s Head of Television Drama Jane Gogan described the Netflix’s Love/Hate deal as “fantastic news for RTÉ and Octagon Films”. Photograph: RTÉ

RTÉ’s crime drama Love/Hate is to be dubbed into German and French. The creators of Love/Hate have signed a deal with European Netflix which will see (...)

Ronaldo in action back in 2004 for Brazil v Republic of Ireland in Lansdowne Road. Photograph: David Maher/Edi

Brazil’s new manager Dunga faces an uphill battle to repair the scars of Brazil’s World Cup campaign, but is at least looking like he might be on the (...)

DOM’s kitchen  in São Paulo. DOM is the city’s perennial representative in lists of the world’s top 10 restaurants. Photograph:  Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

Determined not to start off on the wrong foot with Brazil’s most notorious restaurant critic, I arrive in plenty of time for my lunch with Julio Berna(...)

Dutch national soccer team head coach Guus Hiddink during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying soccer 6-0 win over Latvia Photograph: Vincent Jannick/Epa

Speculation over the future of Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink dominated the Dutch media this morning even after Sunday’s comprehensive 6-0 win over La(...)

Virgin America president David Cush in the New York Stock Exchange yesterday before the company’s shares’ first day of trading. Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed as slides in healthcare and commodity stocks offset gains in media companies.Eurostat, the EU’s official number c(...)

Scotland’s Archie Gemmill scores against the Netherlands in 1978. Coming in a 3-2 win for the Scots, it was one of the most memorable goals in World Cup history. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Scots were once so proud as to be picky about the way in which they qualified for major championships, a fact that makes the last 16 years of stay(...)