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Living on an island, I never fail to appreciate how easy it is to travel between countries on the continent.  Photograph: Getty

I’ve always loved international rail travel – watching the world go by from the window, the chance to stretch your legs when you’re tired of sitting, (...)

The noise of the peloton is the first thing you hear, even before you see them coming. Photograph:  Luca Bettini / AFP

Before the rain came down and silenced the lambs there were moments out on the road bicycle this week which tapped gently into a sixth sense of some s(...)

The exploding SHLOMS Lamborghini.

Using a car as a canvas is nothing new. In 1975, French racing driver and auctioneer Hervé Poulain commissioned the first BMW “Art Car”. Poulain asked(...)

Stephen Scullion: ‘That’s the best, most controlled I’ve felt in a marathon. A few things to work on and I’ll run sub 2.10 again  that’s for sure.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Anyone who has run a marathon knows the importance of their shoes fitting properly and an enforced swap shortly before Sunday’s Rotterdam event clearl(...)

Elon Musk’s new factory, in a former Brandenburg forest 40km outside Berlin, was constructed in just two years. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

You’ve never heard of Grünheide – Green Heath – but you will soon if Elon Musk has his way, as he usually does. Next Tuesday the capricious billionai(...)

A Ukrainian flag flutters in the breeze as dozens of musicians take part in a flashmob performance of The Great Gate of Kyiv from pictures at an Exhibition by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in Trafalgar Square,  London on March 6th. Photograph: Justin Tallis/ AFP via Getty

Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine has united western opinion against the Russian despot and resulted in a once-unthinkable economic and cultural boycott(...)

Former Wirecard chief executive  Markus Braun, who has been charged with fraud and false accounting. File photograph: AP

German prosecutors have charged the former chief executive of payments company Wirecard and two other ex-managers with fraud and false accounting in c(...)

Frank O’Farrell shakes hands with Matt Busby, the man he replaced ast Manchester United manager. Photograph:  Alfred Markey/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

Imagine you are the newly-appointed manager of Manchester United. Imagine the club’s decline has been acknowledged by your legendary Scottish patriarc(...)

Theatres across Ireland have cancelled performances of Swan Lake by the Royal Moscow Ballet

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted responses from the cultural and sporting spheres, with Russian artists and companies beginning to fe(...)

Sprinkling his speech with baseless and distorted claims, Vladimir Putin focused on a litany of grievances about Ukraine, whose right to exist as a sovereign state he openly challenged.  Photograph: EPA/ Aleksey Nikolskyi/ Sputnik

Vladimir Putin’s announcement on Monday night that Russia has formally recognised the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk marks a dangerous and u(...)

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