French President Nicolas Sarkozy, center, his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, left, and Pope Benedict XVI

Carla Bruni attacks Pope Benedict XVI over Catholic birth control ban

News Tue 19 May, AT 08:53

The Church’s teachings make her feel ‘profoundly secular’

Cristiano Ronaldo; Emmanuel Adebayor

Silvio Berlusconi sets AC Milan’s sights on Adebayor

News Tue 19 May, AT 08:47

The Italians tried to bring the Togolese striker to the San Siro last summer, but should face little opposition from Arsenal this time around

American actor Willem Dafoe, left, Danish director Lars Von Trier, center, and French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg

Blood on the red carpet: Lars von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’ shocks Cannes

News Tue 19 May, AT 08:21

The Danish director divides Cannes with his bloodbath in the woods

Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Mayawati

Mayawati fails to win over Indians

News Tue 19 May, AT 08:02

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh was blamed for the poverty afflicting her state, picking up just 21 seats out of a forecast 50 in India’s elections

Newcastle's Mark Viduka

Newcastle facing £140m match against Aston Villa

News Tue 19 May, AT 07:50

Any potential takeover at St James’s Park would be wrecked by relegation to the Championship and the exodus of talent that would follow

Portsmouth's Sylvain Distin (left) and Sunderland's Kenwyne Jones (right) battle for the ball

Pompey push Sunderland deeper into relegation mire

News Tue 19 May, AT 07:37

A stirring second-half comeback leaves the Black Cats needing a win against Chelsea on Sunday to guarantee their Premier League status

Speaker Martin angers Commons as he fails to quit

News Mon 18 May, AT 18:36

The Mole: Even his own side despaired at the Speaker’s chaotic performance, says our Westminster insider

Esther Rantzen

Sorry, Esther Rantzen, the public and Parliament don't need you

News Mon 18 May, AT 17:57

The public doesn't need Esther Rantzen to help them boot out corrupt politicians - it's called an election

General Francisco Franco

Like Hitler, General Franco only had one testicle

News Mon 18 May, AT 17:49

The Spanish dictator was also a monorchid, according to the grand-daughter of his doctor

Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson and ‘the girl who inherited nothing’

News Mon 18 May, AT 17:28

The Swedish journalist who wrote the hugely popular Millennium crime trilogy never wrote a will. The result is a legal mess

Porsche 911 GT3: still the best

News Mon 18 May, AT 16:17

It may not be the cheapest car in the world but it is the finest sports car around

Jerome Taylor is bowled by James Anderson

Anderson and Bresnan deliver Test win to England

News Mon 18 May, AT 15:43

Brilliant bowling by James Anderson and Tim Bresnan destroyed the West Indies’ lower order