Despite the Heineken family’s  stance – it said it wanted to “preserve the heritage and identity of Heineken as an independent company” – it could come under pressure from other shareholders not to reject a future approach so swiftly. Photograph: Reuters/Stephen Hird

With a history stretching back 150 years, Heineken describes itself as “a proud, independent global brewer”. SABMiller, its bigger British rival, w(...)

  Radamel Falcao signed for Man Utd on a season long loan. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Radamel Falcao finally sealed a £6m season-long loan move to Manchester United at 1.30am this morning, in the transfer window’s most eye-catching deal(...)

 Manchester United have agreed a loan deal to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from Monaco subject to a medical. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is set to take his spending to £150million after the club agreed a loan fee for Monaco’s Colombian striker Radam(...)

Jhon Jairo Velasquez (right) pictured with drug lord Pablo Escobar in Colombia in the 1980s.

One of Colombia’s most feared drug cartel assassins walked free last night after serving 22 years in jail for scores of murders ordered by drug lord P(...)

 Mario Balotelli is on his way to Liverpool. Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Liverpool are close to a £16m deal with Milan to sign Mario Balotelli having performed a major U-turn on the merits of bringing the problematic str(...)

 Angel di Maria wants to leave  Real Madrid. Photograph:   Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Angel Di Maria has told Real Madrid he wants to leave the club and has rejected the offer of a new contract, coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed.Di Ma(...)

 Luka Modric in action against Koke of Atletico de Madrid  during the Supercopa first leg match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has signed a new four-year contract with European champions Real Madrid. The 28-year-old former Dinamo Zagreb and Tott(...)

A Colombian anti-drugs police officer checks bales of marijuana, part of a load of five tons, seized on the outskirts of Cali, Colombia. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Increasing numbers of women are being locked up in the ferocious prison systems of Latin America in the so-called “war against drugs”. Often poor and (...)

 Real Madrid have agreed  to sign Colombia forward James Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year deal, the Spanish club have announced.  Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco, the European champions have announced.The Colombia i(...)

 Tomás González:  the genius of the Colombian writer’s book In The Beginning Was The Sea lies lies in the telling. Photograph: Juan Carlos Sierra

A couple decide to make a stand, reject the idle life lived by their fellow intellectuals and instead commit themselves to nature, on a secluded fi(...)