Perez on Benitez: “We are convinced that we have a great squad that will give much happiness to a fanbase that deserves everything. Rafael Benitez is the chosen one to bring success to this squad.”

Real Madrid have given under-fire coach Rafael Benitez a vote of confidence and said he will remain in charge of the team. Club president Florentino P(...)

Otto Perez Molina, Guatemala’s president,  who is thought to be involved in a customs racket dubbed “La Linea”. Photograph: Saul Martinez/Bloomberg

A Guatemalan judge has issued a detention order for President Otto Perez, the attorney generals office said on Wednesday, amid a graft scandal that ha(...)

Manchester City’s  Yaya Toure shows his frustration during the loss to  Barcelona on Wednesday. Toure is among those who maybe be sold during the summer. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

This could be the summer of the great Manchester City revolution. Not since Sheikh Mansour became owner in 2008 will there have been as seismic a sha(...)

Mexican marines carry a dehydrated Cuban migrant on a stretcher after being rescued in a homemade boat that left Cuba with 32 passengers, off the coast of Yucatan in this file handout photograph from Mexico’s Navy. Photograph:  SEMAR/Handout via Reuters.

A group of Cuban migrants drank their own urine and blood after the engine of their homemade boat failed, leaving them adrift in the Caribbean for th(...)

 A handout picture released by the Perez Art Museum shows the installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. A local artist picked up one of the vases, allegedly worth $1million  and smashed it on the floor. Photograph:  EPA/Daniel Azoulay/ Perez Art Museum Miami.

Officials at Perez Art Museum in Miami have confirmed that a valuable vase by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei was destroyed by a visitor in (...)

Mira Koymari in her Dream Space made of newspapers
Arctic flowering in Finland

A tree grows in the tower at one end of the long, stainless steel dining table and, at the other, dangling in a turret are lamps whose shades were (...)

 Gareth Bale  leaves the field after being injured moments before the start of the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Getafe at Bernabeu stadium. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claims the club did not pay over the odds for Gareth Bale despite the Welshman costing a world-record fee.The 2(...)

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(...)

Father-and-daughter trainers: Richie and Joanna Clifford on Reality Bites, on RTÉ Two, a series whose lateral approach can generate unexpected results

I like this year’s series of Reality Bites, and not just because each slice-of-Irish-life documentary is well made but also because they are pl(...)