Darroze (48), is the reigning “World’s Best Woman Chef”, having picked up her trophy from British magazine Restaurant at its “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” ceremony

The world’s best female chef receives me in the tiny, cupboard-like office from which she surveys the kitchen of “Hélène Darroze,” the Paris restaura(...)

Christine Lagarde: IMF chief was indicted for involvement in allegedly improper multimillion-euro payment to tycoon Bernard Tapie.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger will have a broad smile on his face this morning as he savours the form of the nonpareil Mesut Özil. If Özil stays fit, (...)

The Shelbourne Spa’s Elegance and Grace Spa Package  uses Pañpuri products and includes a body polish, a facial and massage, and a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne

I’m about to make a controversial suggestion. It sounds terribly self-indulgent but there’s logic behind it. I’m aware that Christmas is the mos(...)

Arsene Wenger at a news conference in Athens ahead of the clash with Olympiakos. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Reuters

Arsene Wenger has urged his Arsenal players to remain calm, particularly if the chance to complete a Champions League escape beckons, as he suggested(...)

Bugatti has confirmed its next hypercar will be called the Chiron, after the 1920s Grand Prix driver

Bugatti will reach back into its history for the name of its Veyron replacement, slated to debut at next March’s Geneva motor show. The Franco-German(...)

Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova: the marathon runner ran race after race untroubled by the fear of suspension despite showing blood values which were off the charts. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

The soothing noises regarding Russia’s presence at next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio became even more soothing on Friday, with the International Olym(...)

Sebastian Coe arrives to speak at the ‘Future Decoded’ conference in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Facundo Arriza/EPA

During the run-up to the London Olympics in 2012 Sebastian Coe was often asked what kept him awake at night. Every time he replied: “I don’t have s(...)

Dr Gabriel Dollé is under investigation on suspicion of corruption. Photograph: Getty Images.

Dr Gabriel Dollé, the former director of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) medical and anti-doping department, has been p(...)

When Mazda first introduced the CX-5 crossover in 2012, it was the sort of gamble that has the croupiers of Monaco taking sharp intakes of breath, bef(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  removed a citizenship clause so individuals couldn’t avoid the tax by renouncing their citizenship. Photograph: Eric Luke

Hundreds of high earners who tried to use tax breaks and shelters to maximise their income ended up paying over €60 million tax under measures introdu(...)