Zurich-based Ace Ltd has agreed to purchase Chubb Corp for $28.3 billion in cash and stock. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ace Ltd agreed to purchase Chubb Corp, the New Jersey-based insurer of high-end homes and mega-yachts, for $28.3 billion in cash and stock. Chubb sh(...)

A view of a Moy Park plant. The poultry producer has been sold by its owner to a 	Brazilian company in a deal worth €1.32 billion. Photograph: Brian Hallam/Moy Park

Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s biggest private employer, has been sold by its Brazilian owner to a local rival in a deal worth €1.32 billion. Debt-la(...)

If the current pace of extinction is allowed to continue, species loss will have a significant effect on human populations in as little as three generations, the report claimed. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

Humans have already triggered the start of Earth’s sixth mass extinction, thereby threatening their own future as a species, a hard-hitting new study (...)

Top Gear’s new host Chris Evans: How will the Top Gear faithful react? It’s hard to say, and certainly there are some extremists out there.

Will Chris Evans be any good as the host of a revived and revamped Top Gear? Well perhaps the only fair answer is to say come back and ask again in a (...)

US real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump as he formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Property tycoon and TV personality Donald Trump has announced his candidacy for the 2016 US presidential election, in a blitz of boasts, inflammatory (...)

Julie Danz and Vincent Tynan of Juvi Designs: “I taught her the ins and outs of the jewellery business and she taught me the design side of things”

Vincent Tynan studied computer programming in college before dropping out and going to Mexico where he found himself in Chiapas, a contested area a(...)

Amnesty International director general Salil Shetty: said Fifa ‘should have put a lot more pressure’ on Qatar’s government to improve conditions for those working on building projects related to the 2022 World Cup. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fifa has failed to put pressure on the authorities in Qatar to “do the right thing” and address the widespread abuse of migrant workers, Amnesty In(...)

‘Some might say there are other organisations which could more appropriately have been scrutinised for evidence of crimes touching directly on US interests. Banks, for example. HSBC, for instance.’ Above, Fifa officials are escorted out behind sheets following their arrests by Swiss authorities  in Zurich  last week.  Photograph: Pascal Mora/The New York Times 1:31

What business is it of the FBI that Fifa officials may have been involved in skulduggery in Switzerland? Whence comes US attorney general Loretta Lync(...)

The Mesquite tree, whose arid habitat is the opposite of west Ireland’s climate, features on the list of fuels that a new power plant at Killala will burn to generate electricity. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

If anyone notices something unusual in the Mayo air, it could be the scent of burning mesquite, which is more associated with Mexico and the southwest(...)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo outside the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. More than 200 local, state and federal law enforcement officials set up roadblocks, took to the air and went door-to-door in their search for Richard Matt (48) and David Sweat (34). Photograph: Reuters 1:03

A manhunt for two convicted murderers who escaped in a dramatic prison break from a maximum security facility in upstate New York on Saturday enter(...)