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(...)