Manfred Eicher: one of the most influential figures in contemporary jazz

Manfred Eicher is leaning over a mixing desk, lost in concentration. Dressed in his trademark grey, white shoulder-length hair hanging down ov(...)

Handout provided by the Swiss police shows what they believe to be the Ritratto di Isabella d’Este by Leonardo da Vinci. Italian investigators  have seized the  portrait from a Swiss vault after a tip-off. Photograph: Ticino police handout/Reuters

Italian investigators are looking into how a priceless masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci may have ended up in a bank vault in the Swiss city of Lugano.(...)

Brazil’s Paulinho (right) heads  past Uruguay’s Martin Caceres and goalkeeper Fernando Muslera (left) to book final berth. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

Brazil 2 Uruguay 1: Paulinho scored with a header four minutes from time to give Brazil a 2-1 win over Uruguay and take the host nation to the final o(...)

Helsinn chief executive Ricardo Braglia: “I think 20 per cent could be a good rate, comparable to what we pay in Switzerland, which is 20 to 22 per cent. Probably there is a margin to move there from 12.5 to 15 per cent or maximum 20 per cent.” Photograph: Ken Lennox

Increasing Ireland’s corporate tax rate to about 20 per cent would probably not result in an exodus of overseas multinational investors, according to (...)

Annalise Murphy: the Olympic sailor broke her nose in a bicycle accident

The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is drafting a blueprint for sailing this week after receiving 300 suggestions at last Satu(...)