Opponents of merger say combined entity would have too much power. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Comcast’s merger with Time Warner Cable would not deprive consumers of TV or broadband choices and would help the two companies compete against(...)

The law against marijuana was lifted in Colorado on January 1st, bringing possession of a $10 bag of pot into the same category as laundering hundreds(...)

NYPD officers patrol a street blocked off near the UN headquarters

“Does the fear justify the security or the security justify the fear?” was how a defence lawyer for one of the men accused of the 9/11 attacks on New (...)

Seamus Heaney did not confine himself to poetry. A respected critic, he also was a distinguished academic and his translations from Greek, Latin, Italian, Irish and Anglo-Saxon reflect the extent of his learning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Born: April 13th, 1939; Died: August 30th, 2013The Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, who has died aged 74, was described by Robert Lowell as “the most imp(...)

Jordan Milne

In the 1987 movie Wall Street , ruthless corporate raider Gordon Gekko abruptly leaves the t(...)

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