England’s Daniel Sturridge during a training session at St George’s Park, Burton Upon Trent. Sturridge returned to Liverpool injured  Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised England’s handling of Daniel Sturridge after the striker returned to Merseyside injured. The 25-year-(...)

 Suzann Pettersen of Norway plays a shot during the Pro-Am prior to the start of The Evian Championship at the Evian Resort Golf Club   in Evian-les-Bains, France. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen will hope to take a leaf out of Rory McIlroy’s book as she defends her Evian Championship title this week.McIlroy’s habit of(...)

New apartments in Liljeholmskajen, Stockholm, Sweden. Apartment prices jumped 8 per cent last year and have soared 38 per cent since late 2007 to a record, according to Svensk Maeklarstatistik, which compiles monthly data on Swedish home prices. photograph: photographer: casper hedberg/bloomberg

Johan and Alejandra are the kind of Swedes the International Monetary Fund has been warning about – piling up debt to keep up with an ever-rising prop(...)

A Ukrainian soldier on a military vehicle in Kramatorsk, near Slaviansk, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Roman Pilipey

Members of Nato will supply arms to Kiev in its battle with separatist rebels, Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has said, while claiming the co(...)

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp feeling disillusioned with England.  Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Harry Redknapp has accused some of England’s players of not caring about the team following their underwhelming 1-0 friendly win over Norway at Wemble(...)

 Russian minister of energy Alexander Novak (second from left) and Gazprom president Alexei Miller (left) at talks in Moscow with EU commissioner Guenter Oettinger to discuss gas supplies to Europe and problems of Ukrainian transit. Photograph: EPA/Sergei Chirikov

Bord Gáis has played down the potential effect that the Ukraine crisis could have on Ireland’s winter gas supplies, after Russia last week warned ther(...)

 Roy Hodgson has named Wayne Rooney as the new England captain. He succeeds Steven Gerrard. Photograph:  Rebecca Naden/PA Wire.

Roy Hodgson has named Wayne Rooney as the new England captain.The 28-year-old Manchester United skipper got the nod ahead of the likes of Chelsea’s Ga(...)

Paul Robinson of Ireland  after finishing fourth in the Men’s 1500m final at the  22nd European Athletics Championships at Stadium Letzigrund   in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph:   Ian Walton/Getty Images

It began with Paul Robinson feeling desperately gutted at finishing fourth in his European Championship 1,500 metres final, and was soon followed by (...)

Food products manufactured by Nestle  sit for sale inside a supermarket in Moscow, Russia. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

European Union regulators today began analysing product-by-product the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports announced in retaliation for Western(...)

British prime minister David Cameron (left) talks with employees during a tour of the BP ETAP (Eastern Trough Area Project) oil platform in the North Sea, 100 miles east of Aberdeen, in February. The fate of North Sea oil revenues is a key issue ahead of the September 18th referendum to decide whether Scotland will end its 300-year-old union with England. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Getty

Aberdeen in the northeast of Scotland, in the words of one oil executive who has experienced some of the toughest regions on earth, may not be the (...)