Hopes for a return of the big corporate takeover – and associated bonuses for bankers – were sparked yesterday by a clutch of deals in the US and UK led by the $16bn (£9.76bn) purchase of the makers of Jim Beam whiskey by a Japanese drinks giant.
The illegal stockpile was destroyed in a landmark move but critics say it is just a fraction of the total
As literary monsterings go, accusing Alan Bennett of being good at fixing washing machines is at the milder end of the scale. But for the celebrated playwright, the allegation of mechanical competence has proved too hard to stomach.
You can't help but root for Ron Burgundy, the hapless newscaster played by Will Ferrell. That's the genius of the Anchorman films. In this sequel, Ron is shown as an alcoholic, crack-smoking, backstabbing, borderline racist, near moron... and yet he still retains his utterly winning, folksy quality. He is such an engaging character that he even makes up for a screenplay (co-written by Ferrell with director McKay) that is so skimpily written that it would barely pass muster in an old Jerry Lewis/Dean Martin vehicle.
I'm a little surprised that the question presumes that there is a correct way of eating sushi.
The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 in the Philippines and is likely to climb further.
After the horror, life takes a small step towards normality in a city wracked by hunger and thirst
Desperate survivors in the Philippines looted shops and dug up water pipes in a bid to find food, medicine and water
Film critic who became an acclaimed screenwriter and director
The country's march out of poverty has changed its diet, and the result could be devastating
£13bn scheme immediately condemned by business community who claim the country cannot afford it
White housemate flipped black contestant's mattress over before goading her saying 'What you gon' do, girl?'
Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker wield swords on pre-season tour
A face full of snails might not be your average person's idea of an expensive salon treatment, but that's just what Japan's high society have been shelling out for lately - at a cost of £65 for a five minute session.
Martha-Renee Kolleh overcame a tragic upbringing in her native Liberia to build a life here. No wonder she had the courage to stand up to prejudice