U.S. gives Disney-Fox deal antitrust approval

Walt Disney Co. has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s entertainment assets for $71.3 billion US on the condition that it sell all 22 regional sports networks owned by Fox, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. The Fox assets have been the subject of a bidding war between Disney and Comcast Corp, […]

Joe Jackson, patriarch of Jackson family of singers, dead at 89

Joe Jackson, the blue-collar steelworker who relentlessly moulded five of his sons into a singing group sensation and later defended his superstar son Michael in the face of shocking allegations, has died at the age of 89. Jackson died at 2:55 a.m. on Wednesday at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Clark County coroner John Fudenberg told The Associated Press.  […]

Spanish conservationists irked by latest botched restoration of historical art

Spanish conservationists are outraged over what they say is yet another botched restoration of a historic work of art. The latest amateur effort to earn the disapproval of the Spanish Association of Conservator-Restorers is the restoration of a church’s 16th-century wooden sculpture of a knight on horseback. The figure at the San Miguel de Estella […]

Louvre Abu Dhabi to put $450M Salvator Mundi on display this fall

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will put Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Salvator Mundi on display from Sept. 18. Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism made the announcement in a statement Wednesday about the Renaissance oil painting of Christ, whose name in Latin means Saviour of the World.  The painting depicts a blue-robed Jesus holding a crystal […]