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In provisionally blocking Rupert Murdoch’s bid to acquire Sky, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority highlighted “media plurality concerns” – in other words, how much power the Murdoch family would wield over the British media world after the takeover. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch is a man accustomed to getting his own way. After all, he famously renounced his Australian citizenship more than three decades ago in (...)

Photograph: Bloomberg

Britain’s competition regulator said Rupert Murdoch buying all of Sky was not in the public interest because it would give the media mogul too much in(...)

Paul Bocuse poses in 2011 outside his famed Michelin three-star restaurant L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges. File photograph: Laurent Cipriani/AP

Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for nearly half a century and put it on tables around the world, has died aged 91, France’s in(...)

Cairn Homes rose 3.2 per cent to €1.95 on the back of upbeat house price reports from myhome.ie and daft.ie

Cairn Homes and C&C led Irish large-caps higher, as the wider Iseq overall index stood out as a bright spot in Europe as traders returned to their(...)

Talent war: Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange star as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’, created by sought-after drama producer Ryan Murphy. Image: BBC / Fox.

Walt Disney’s deal with 21st Century Fox is creating an opening for competitors to poach one of the most sought-after creative minds in television, a (...)

Traders working  the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

European shares lagged their US peers and closed in negative territory on Thursday, as a busy day of central bank meetings failed to provide momentum (...)

Disney chief executive Bob Iger, 66, will extend his tenure through the end of 2021. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Walt Disney has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox for $52.4 billion (€(...)

Dark clouds have been gathering over Blue Sky Studios, the animation giant behind the Ice Age sequence. Excluding the lovely and ecstatically reviewed(...)

James Murdoch, Fox’s chief executive,  has been mooted for a senior role in the combined group. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Walt Disney is closing in on the entertainment assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox in an all-share deal that stands to reshape Hollywood and t(...)

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene from 'Star Wars'. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let me bring you back to early 1978 and the release of George Lucas’s Star Wars. No, I haven’t got that wrong. Hard though it may be to believe, that (...)

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