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Ben Smith, the New York Times’s media columnist, has written this trenchant critique of Ronan Farrow, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose repo(...)

Air France-KLM predicted “significantly negative” earnings over the full year and “a significantly higher current operating income loss in the second quarter than in the first quarter 2020”. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Air France-KLM expects its capacity to be almost wiped out in the second quarter, when it forecasts it will burn through €400 million in cash a month (...)

Going gooey: a racegoer using a hand santiser at Cheltenham racecourse to help curb the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Image of the week: Race against time It was “full steam ahead” at this week’s Cheltenham Festival, perhaps the highest profile event to avoid being c(...)

Aer Lingus parent IAG says it is not able to give any accurate guidance to investors on what to expect from the company in financial terms this year. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Travel stocks have been hit harder than most amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus epidemic, and, within that sector, airline stocks have suffered (...)

Air France-KLM head-hunted Ben Smith to be its chief executive in 2018, because he had played a key role in Air Canada’s spectacular recovery. Conditi(...)

The new head coach of the All Blacks, Ian Foster, during a New Zealand training session in Japan. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Ian Foster will be the first All Blacks boss without previous international head coaching experience since 2003 when he takes over next year but few (...)

Tony Robbins is accused of sexual misconduct in the Buzzfeed News articles, an allegation he strenuously denies. Photograph: Dave Kotinsky/Getty

US self-help guru Tony Robbins is taking a defamation action in the Irish courts against a London-registered company behind news website Buzzfeed UK o(...)

Air France-KLM chief executive Benjamin Smith. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP via Getty

Air France-KLM said on Tuesday it would expand its budget Transavia line and push its core French carrier further into premium air travel as it looked(...)

 The England scrum is pushed back during the World Cup final  in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Who saw that coming? Not me, for starters. The final produced a match that couldn’t really have been anticipated. England never got going, weren’t al(...)

IAG said profit was down as a British Airways strike hit results. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Aer Lingus owner International Airlines Group (IAG) could slow short-haul growth next year on signs of economic weakness in Europe, according to chief(...)

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