Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil (right) has a laugh alongside Jack Wilshere (left) and Tomas Rosicky (centre) during a training session at London Colney, Hertfordshire.  Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Arsenal will be without midfielder Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) and captain Mikel Arteta (calf) for tomorrow night’s Champions League Group D match again(...)

The tower of the new European Central bank (ECB) (R) is pictured next to the former market hall ‘Grossmarkthalle’ at the site of the new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European Central Bank’s new banking watchdog will establish a whistleblower system to get tips on banks that may be breaking its rules and will se(...)

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy to try to halt referendum. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

The Spanish government has filed appeals at the country’s top court to try and halt the powerful northeastern region of Catalonia from staging an inde(...)

Ormonde Mining chairman Michael  Donoghue

Ormonde Mining says the granting of a mining concession for its flagship tungsten project in southern Spain is imminent.A late-stage review of histori(...)

 Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski on his way to win the Men Elite Road Race during the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, yesterday. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Michal Kwiatkowski became the first Polish rider to win the elite world road race championships. The 24-year-old attacked yesterday on the final lap, (...)

DCC’s agm in Dublin last July. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

DCC, a quoted distribution services group, has brought in specialist food industry investment bank Stamford Partners to explore options for its food d(...)

British prime minister David Cameron appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show  before the start of the Conservative Party annual conference. Photograph: PA

British prime minister David Cameron has dismissed the defection of MP Mark Reckless to Ukip as “senseless and counter-productive” as Tory divisions o(...)

Catalonia’s president Artur Mas (left) waves to pro-independence supporters near Catalonia’s Republican Left leader Oriol Junqueras, as they leave the Palau de la Generalitat (Government Palace) after signing a decree calling for an independence referendum. Photograph: EPA

The president of Spain’s Catalonia region signed a decree today calling an independence referendum on November 9th, putting him on a collision cours(...)

After a week of speculation, a syndicate from Dublin picked up an €86 million EuroMillions prize today.

After a week of speculation, a syndicate from Dublin picked up an €86 million EuroMillions prize today.Speaking at National Lottery offices today, the(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)