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Murdoch ‘flying to London’ after Sun arrests

Rupert Murdoch will fly to London this week to meet journalists at The Sun after five senior staff at his flagship British tabloid were arrested over bribery allegations, sources said on Sunday. Publisher News International said Murdoch had given a “personal assurance” that The Sun would not face the same…

Eight arrested in bribery probe at Murdoch’s Sun

Britain’s biggest selling newspaper The Sun was in crisis Saturday after police arrested five of its journalists over bribery allegations, but owner Rupert Murdoch vowed to keep publishing the tabloid. A Ministry of Defence (MoD) official, a member of the armed forces and a policeman were also arrested over allegations that journalists paid…

Four held in Murdoch police payments probe

Detectives investigating the suspected payment of police for information arrested a serving officer and three other men on Saturday, and searched the offices of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers. The investigation is linked to the police probe into phone-hacking at the News of the World, which Murdoch shut down in July after…

Jude Law: News International hacked me on U.S. soil

Actor Jude Law has confirmed what many have suspected: Rupert Murdoch’s news empire extended its phone hacking to U.S. soil. In a statement to a British court Thursday, Law said that reporters working for News International’s former paper News of the World had hacked his phone repeatedly between 2003 and…

Murdoch blasted on Twitter for anti-Google tweets

When News Corp. mogul Rupert Murdoch attacked Google on Twitter for its opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act, he had no idea what he was letting himself in for. “Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions into lobbying,” Murdoch tweeted…

Ex-policeman arrested in phone-hacking probe

Police probing the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the Worldtabloid arrested a former Scotland Yard officer on Tuesday onsuspicion of leaking information to a journalist. The 52-year-old was arrested at his home in Berkshire, west of London, by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), and is currently in custody at a police station in the area, the IPCC said…

Murdoch staff defend tabloid at hacking inquiry

LONDON — Current and former editors of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid The Sun defended the newspaper, at the country’s phone-hacking inquiry, saying it could be a “powerful force for good”. Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron is “99.9 percent certain” to be called to the inquiry along with his predecessor Gordon Brown…

Murdoch staff defend Sun at hacking inquiry

Current and former editors of Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid The Sun defended the newspaper at the country’s phone-hacking inquiry on Monday, saying it could be a “powerful force for good”. Staff at Britain’s best-selling newspaper told the Leveson inquiry in London that they had seen no evidence that the The Sun was guilty…

Woman arrested in U.K. phone hacking probe

British police probing the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World arrested a 47-year-old woman Friday on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice, Scotland Yard said. The arrest was the 17th in the investigation into the illegal hacking of mobile phone voicemails by the tabloid,…

Twitter admits verifying account spoofing Murdoch’s wife

Twitter announced on Tuesday that it had mistakenly verified an account spoofing Wendi Deng, the wife of conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch. “We can confirm that the @wendi_deng account was mistakenly verified for a short period of time and apologize for the confusion this caused,” the site’s communication team tweeted.…

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