Sport Cristiano Ronaldo receiving medical attention for his knee in training

The Portuguese star is determined to lead his country to victory over the USA despite nursing a knee injury

Keane, Southgate and another difference of opinion

Manchester United v Real Madrid: Uefa have 'no problem' with referee Cuneyt Cakir following controversial red card for Nani

Midfielder was sent off during Manchester United's Champions League defeat to Real Madrid

9. Jose Mourinho's teams have knocked out English opposition in the last 16 twice before

Manchester United v Real Madrid: Jose Mourinho appears to rule out replacing Sir Alex Ferguson

Real Madrid manager is among the favourites to replace Ferguson when he retires

Simon Calder's Holiday Helpdesk: What are prices like in Madeira?

Q. I am going to Madeira in May and would like to know the prices for eating out, and also the cost of drinks.

Karen Eaton

Jose Mourinho expects Xabi Alonso and Karim Benzema to return for Real Madrid's cup clash against Barcelona

Jose Mourinho to have street named after him in home town of Setubal

Real Madrid coach arguably most successful ever Portuguese manager

Leandro Damiao and Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham line up Leandro Damiao and Eder to replace Emmanuel Adebayor

Andre Villas-Boas prepared to let the Togo striker leave this summer

Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho addresses a press conference in Vienna, Austria

Protesters hijack Portugal Prime Minister’s NI number

Portugal’s Prime Minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, could face a tax probe after a protest group “hijacked” his national insurance number.

Eurozone strugglers to win more time to cut their deficits

European Commission to extend deadlines as it slashes growth forecasts
Ferguson on Nani: 'without doubt one of the best match-winners in the whole of Europe'

Nani can still have a future at Manchester United, says Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson has discussed for the first time the struggle he has encountered in persuading Nani to stay at Old Trafford, admitting that he has not been able to provide the guaranteed first-team football the player is demanding.

Nani has been offered a new contract but is likely to leave this summer

Nani wants Manchester United exit following Real Madrid snub

Midfielder unhappy at missing out on place in side for Champions League match at the Bernabeu

A child writes in French on a classic classroom blackboard

England's dire record on language learning laid bare in international study

Findings come as former Schools Minister says he believes axing compulsory language lessons was a mistake

Fall in German output worsens recession

A shocking decline for the mighty German economy has sunk the eurozone even deeper into recession.

Simon Calder's Holiday Helpdesk: Can I claim compensation for delayed flights?

Q My wife and I were on a flight from Manchester to Madeira in May 2006. It was delayed for several hours. The return flight was delayed even longer – instead of returning in the early evening, we got back early the next day. Can I claim compensation?

Barrie Wilkinson, Lincolnshire

A Tevez inspired West Ham stay up in 2007

West Ham to make final payment to Sheffield United over Carlos Tevez affair

The Argentine saved the Hammers from relegation

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to become all-time record goalscorer at Real Madrid

This week the Portuguese international takes on former club Manchester United

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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible