When is the “best” season to visit Cuba, from the point of view of hurricane risk and excessively high temperatures? We would like a good hotel whi(...)

People walk past a shopfront on in London advertising Black Friday discounts last year. Originating in the US, Black Friday is becoming an increasingly popular shopping day in the UK. (Photograph:  Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Tempers are getting increasingly frayed in the costly battle to deliver fast, reliable broadband to British households. Tensions have been simmering f(...)

The skills of a plumber, electrician, crane driver and paramedic are far more useful than ‘genius’ when it comes to exploring in space, says Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli .

The skills of a plumber, electrician, crane driver and paramedic are far more useful than “genius” when it comes to exploring in space. “Oh, and a s(...)

Russian tourists arriving at the Sharm el-Sheikh airport this week. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi

The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised against all nonessential travel to Egypt, citing a heightened risk of targeted attacks against foreigner(...)

After a bumper summer Ryanair is forecasting full year profits will be towards the upper end of its € 1,175m to € 1,225m range. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES) 1:14

Irish airline Ryanair saw its first half profits soar by 37 per cent to €1 billion, on the back of a “bumper summer” and fuel savings, as it forecast (...)

Old and new Scandi styles in Stockholm Experience Swedish design at the grand old Berns Hotel in Stockholm (above), which was designed by Olle R(...)

A victim is   evacuated by rescue workers outside the Bardo museum in Tunis in March. Gunmen opened fire at a leading museum in Tunisia’s capital, killing 19 people, including 17 tourists.  Photograph: Hassene Dridi/AP

An Italian court on Wednesday turned down a request from Tunisia to extradite a Moroccan man suspected of having supplied weapons for the attack on th(...)

The Aston Martin DB9 “looks as fresh-faced and beguilingly beautiful as Audrey Hepburn”

It was the first truly modern Aston Martin. The sports car maker, famous for its swooping designs, its barking engine notes and its intimate associati(...)

Wolfsburg’s Maximilian Arnold, Dante and Josuha Guilavogui  react after their side lost 5-1 to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, with Robert Lewandowski scoring five goals in nine minutes. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

One of the phrases we reach for increasingly often is football’s “bubble”. This is not in the innocent sense of West Ham and Upton Park; rather, it(...)

Barcelona-based independent architecture practice Colombo Serboli comprises Matteo Colombo, an Italian from Milan who, while studying at the Polite(...)