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James Murdoch has become the favourite to succeed Elon Musk as the chairman of Tesla, which has to replace the electric carmaker’s founder in the role by the middle of next month

James Murdoch has become the favourite to succeed Elon Musk as the chairman of Tesla, which has to replace the electric carmaker’s founder in the role(...)

Akira Horiuchi, winner of this year’s Ig Nobel for Medical Education, demonstrates his self-colonoscopy technique during the award ceremony at Harvard University. Photograph: AP

You’ve got to love quirky research. And it doesn’t get any quirkier than the annual Ig Nobel awards, a good-natured parody of the Nobel prizes. They h(...)

The Comcast offer values Sky at almost £4 billion more than the Disney-Fox bid and was recommended to shareholders by Sky’s independent committee. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Comcast has triumphed over 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney in the auction for Sky with a £30.6 billion (€34 billion) bid in a deal that will redraw t(...)

The fight has centred on a battle for Sky’s 23 million subscribers. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The £26 billion (€29 billion) battle for control of Sky, the European pay TV operator, between Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and US cable group Co(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and former British prime minister David Cameron looking at a Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 at the British Museum, London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/PA

The demise of the Volkswagen Beetle reminds me of something I heard a while back from a man who had grown up in a Midlands dealership for that and oth(...)

 Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington. He called the abuse of children “a terrible tragedy”, as though it was a calamity no one could have foreseen or stopped.  Photograph: EPA/Ettore Ferrari

By now you’ll be thoroughly sick of hearing the numbers involved in Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland this weekend. 25,000: The quantity of sliced pans(...)

Not a real cat: robot cat Ballon at the Underground Maker Festival in Tokyo. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

In numbers: Pepperoni profit 8.2 million Number of pizzas sold by the chain Domino’s during the Fifa World Cup (despite the fact that the final was (...)

Weak corporate earnings in the pharmaceutical sector weighed on sentiment already soured by escalating trade issues.  Photograph: Bloomberg

European shares dipped on Wednesday as poor corporate earnings in the pharmaceutical sector weighed on sentiment already soured by trade tensions, wit(...)

The Walt Disney Co logo on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Total revenue rose 7 per cent to $15.23 billion, but missed analysts’ expectation of $15.34 billion. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

Walt Disney Co missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit on Tuesday due to higher programming costs and another drop in subscribers at ESPN. (...)

Danish jewellery maker Pandora, sank 24.2% to a four-year low after cutting its sales and profit margin guidance  and announcing  400 job cuts

European shares rose on Tuesday and made their way back to positive territory for 2018 as investors cheered UniCredit results, oil prices boosted ener(...)

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