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Tottenham Hotspur’s manager Andre Villas Boas says Gareth Bale could face Monaco. Photograph: PA Wire

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed he expects Gareth Bale to be back in training on Wednesday and to be challenging for a place in the side to(...)

The high-end smartphone market, which Samsung dominates along with Apple, is slowing. Photograph: Barry Huang/Reuters

Samsung Electronics announced a $1 billion increase in investment yesterday, hoping a strong recovery in semiconductors will make up for weakening sma(...)

Workers install a solar panel in Jiuquan, Gansu province, China. Photograph: Reuters

China and the European Union reached a deal today to defuse a multi-billion euro dispute over Chinese solar panels that threatened a wider trade war.A(...)

Treasury Holdings co-founder Richard Barrett, pictured, will get some €5 million cash “with no strings attached” under a proposed settlement of a legal action brought against him and co-founder John Ronan over a controversial €20 million transaction, a High Court judge has noted. Photograph: Eric Luke

Treasury Holdings co-founder Richard Barrett will get some €5 million cash “with no strings attached” under a proposed settlement of a legal action br(...)

The Eiffel Tower  illuminated during the traditional Bastille Day fireworks display in Paris last week. The city is visited by about 29 million tourists a year. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Police in Paris have seized 60 tonnes of miniature Eiffel Towers that black-market vendors were hoping to sell to tourists.Paris is one of the world’s(...)

Oil prices fell today on worries over a looming Chinese economic slowdown and decades-high oil output in the United States but stayed just above $107 (...)

Funny girl: Greta Gerwig in 'Frances Ha'

As you may have noticed, it’s been a bit on the balmy side this summer. What better time to lower temperatures with the coolest actress on the planet?(...)

Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland in action during the first round of the M2M Russian Open at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club near Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Simon Dyson produced a bogey-free round to sit among three players tied for the lead on the opening day of the M2M Russian Open at Tseleevo Golf &(...)

Bo Xilai, once a contender for the top leadership in the world’s second-largest economy, was ousted last year as Communist Party chief in Chongqing, in China’s biggest political scandal in two decades, following the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. Photograph:  Reuters/Jason Lee

China’s “trial of the century” could begin within weeks with purged politburo member Bo Xilai facing charges of bribery, abuse of power and embezzleme(...)

Private industry in the euro zone expanded for the first time in more than a year in July, which was also a good month for US factories, but the massi(...)

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