Actor Willem Dafoe in a scene from a Snickers Super Bowl 50 spot. Super Bowl 50, between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, will be played Sunday

From Willem Dafoe in drag to an unlikely Helen Mirren necking a Budwesier, this year’s edition of the Super Bowl - the biggest day in US sports - is p(...)

Enda Kenny during a Davos  interview in which he rejected the idea that Ireland was a tax haven for Apple. Photograph: Bloomberg

Apple chief executive Tim Cook had a private meeting with the European Union’s competition chief Margrethe Vestager as EU regulators close in on a fin(...)

The new VW Passat GTE plug-in hybrid at the Brussels Motor Show this week: majority of VW owners are unfazed by recent scandal. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/EPA

More than three quarters of Volkswagen owners remain loyal to the German car brand despite the recent emissions scandal, with 78 per cent stating that(...)

Volkswagen accounted for 24.8 per cent of new cars sold in Europe in 2015 Photograph: Reuters

Volkswagen’s market share in Europe fell for the first time since 2007 as the German carmaker’s emissions-rigging scandal deterred buyers in the final(...)

Tesco Plc climbed 6.1 percent after reporting its first sales growth in more than four years. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

European stocks fell, snapping a two-day rebound, amid renewed concern about global-growth prospects. The Stoxx Europe 600 declined 1.5 per cent at t(...)

A Fiat 500X  sits on display during the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan this week Photograph: Bloomberg

Fiat Chrysler shares fell by nearly 10 per cent in Milan on Thursday following a media report that said two dealerships had filed a lawsuit accusing i(...)

Detroit my be broken and broke (the city filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and is still being bailed out by the state of Michigan) but it’s still Motown, M(...)

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. The European Commission demanded on Monday that Belgium recover some €700 million from 35 large companies in back taxes in its biggest blow to date to profit-shielding arrangements used by many multinationals. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has denied any delay in the European Commission’s ongoing investigation into Ireland’s tax arrang(...)

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi and president of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne, hold a F1 car model at the stock exchange as the Ferrari luxury carmaker made its Milan stock market debut, in Milan, Italy, on Monday, January 4th. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/Ansa Via AP
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Image of the week: Ministerial car So is this where the profits go? Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi (left) does a decent job of looking interes(...)

Prepping for its 75th anniversary next year, Jeep is one of those brands that has things you don’t quite expect, including an off-road ability that allows it to climb to the summit of an active volcano

I have something of an awkward relationship with volcanoes. The last time a spewing torrent of liquid magma and I crossed paths, it was the famous er(...)