Predictions for May: The new Amazon Prime motoring series begins, and the first episode consists entirely of Jeremy Clarkson speaking directly to the camera and “just saying what’s on his mind.” Three international incidents, a dozen lawsuits and one minor war result, along with a vendetta against Clarkson from Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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Walter de Silva: Italian car designer recently retired from the Volkswagen group

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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(...)

‘John Bosco was well ahead of his time in his attitude to corporal punishment.’ Photograph: Getty Images

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The beach in Paris along the Seine between the Pont Neuf and Pont du Sully

Parisian summer and Rodin returns Paris has gone summer crazy with a 3.5km beach – above – along the Seine (between the Pont Neuf and Pont du S(...)

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Torino for right back Darmian. Photograph: PA

Manchester United have taken a step closer to signing Torino’s Matteo Darmian after the two clubs agreed a £12.9m fee for the right-back. The Guard(...)

Juventus’ Paul Pogba is one of the most sought-after footballers in Europe. Photograh: Giorgio Perottino/Reuters

In the mixed zone of the gleaming, ultra modern Juventus stadium during last Monday’s ‘media day’, Juventus’ talented French wunderkind, 22-year-ol(...)

Juventus FC head coach Massimiliano Allegri: “All you have to do is play, play well and do the right things.” Photo:  Valerio Pennicino/Getty

In his gritty Tuscan way, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has a plan for how to play next Saturday night’s Champions League final in Berlin agains(...)

The De Tomaso Mangusta, one of the brand’s most iconic cars

Iconic Italian supercar brand De Tomaso has been bought out of bankruptcy for just over €1 million by a Hong Kong investment fund. The brand th(...)

Chunky 500x is Fiat’s best styling work for a while.

Irish car buyers have fallen so spectacularly out of love with Fiat that this launch of the new 500x feels almost like two former lovers, meeting f(...)