Rupert Murdoch

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

Walt Disney on Thursday agreed to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox for $52.4 billion ((...)

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(...)

Time magazine’s Person of the Year cover. “Time’s term ‘silence breakers’ is an interesting one, as many of the women profiled by the magazine had broken their silence many times in the past.”

Time magazine has selected as its “Person of the Year” a group it calls “the Silence Breakers” – the women, and some men too, who came forward in 2017(...)

Volunteers rescue horses at a stable during the ‘Lilac fire’ in Bonsall, California, on Thursday. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structure(...)

Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive of The Walt Disney Co,  with Mickey Mouse at the ringing of the opening bell in the New York Stock Exchange on November 27th. Walt Disney has reopened talks with 21st Century Fox on a potential dea.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has restarted talks with Walt Disney over the sale of its entertainment and international assets – including its 39 (...)

Cricket is becoming one of those lines of work in which it is possible for a select few to make huge sums without becoming anything like a household name.  Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

At the risk of making myself a hostage to fortune, it is very possible that Australia has already delivered its most withering put-down of England bef(...)

Iseq bucks trend to finish higher

European shares struggled in the final trading session of the week, as Thursday’s bounce proved to have little staying power. The Stoxx Europe 600 Ind(...)

Bill O’Reilly: the size of his payment to Lis Wiehl caught executives at the company by surprise this week. Photograph: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is facing renewed scrutiny after it emerged that it had signed a new $25 million contract with its star Fox News hos(...)

Sky first quarter earnings rose 11 per cent to £582 million

Sky chairman James Murdoch was re-elected with the narrow backing of independent shareholders, overcoming opposition from investor groups that had rai(...)

RTÉ’s mast in Donnybrook. The broadcaster believes it should be allowed to charge pay-TV operators for its channels. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sky will drop RTÉ from its platform if the Government does not continue to oblige the public service broadcaster to offer its channels to pay-TV compa(...)

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