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News Corp Shareholders Launch Another Legal Battle

A trio of major News Corp shareholders has amended its legal action against the company's board of directors, claiming that the board has repeatedly behaved in a manner to ensure that it is in lockstep...

Murdoch Moves To Buy Aussie Company His Son Failed To Buy

With his plan to acquire complete control of Britain's BSkyB satellite service now seemingly dead, Rupert Murdoch has cast an eye closer to his birthplace, offering to buy the Australian-based holding company Consolidated Media Holdings...

News Corp Alters Approach To Hacking Scandal

Former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, who was appointed by Rupert Murdoch to head a Management and Standards Committee (MSC) to investigate possible wrongdoing on the part of reporters and executives at his...

Leveson Inquiry A Primetime Hit In Australia

The Leveson inquiry into British journalistic ethics, which has focused on the workings of News International, Rupert Murdoch's news organization in the U.K., has become something of a daily morning and afternoon soap opera in...

Cameron Do Deals With Murdoch

British Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed as "nonsense" the suggestion that he had reached an agreement with Rupert Murdoch to push through Murdoch's plan to take over full ownership of satellite broadcaster BSkyB in...

Top British Lawmakers Depict Murdoch's Power

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, who heads the Liberal Democrat party, has maintained that he was warned that Rupert Murdoch's newspapers in the U.K. would attack him and his party if he did not...

Two Former British Prime Ministers Vilify Murdoch

Two former British prime ministers have attacked Rupert Murdoch during appearances before the long-running Leveson inquiry into British journalistic ethics. Speaking passionately at the inquiry, Gordon Brown, the last Labor prime minister, accused Murdoch of...

U.k. Business Secretary Explains His "War On Murdoch" Comment

Britain's business secretary, Vince Cable, claimed today (Tuesday) that he had heard "veiled threats" that Rupert Murdoch would retaliate if he did not approve Murdoch's bid to take over complete ownership of BSkyB, the British...

Despite Hacking Scandal, News Corp's Net Surges 47 Percent

News Corp took a charge of $63 million related to legal costs associated with the British telephone hacking scandal that brought down its most profitable newspaper, The News of the World , but the company...

Will The Fcc Yank Murdoch's Tv Licenses?

A report by a parliamentary committee on Monday calling Rupert Murdoch unfit to oversee his media empire has inevitably touched off demands in the U.S. that he be stripped of his Fox TV broadcast licenses...

Parliamentary Panel Murdoch Not Fit To Run News Corp

After a months-long probe of the hacking scandal that rocked Rupert Murdoch's media empire, a British parliamentary panel today (Tuesday) issued its final report, which included the unforeseen conclusion that Rupert Murdoch is "not a...

Britain's Prime Minister I Made No "Grand Deal" With Murdoch

British Prime Minister David Cameron has denied that any "grand deal" existed between himself and Rupert Murdoch for Murdoch's News Corp's bid to take over all of satellite broadcaster BSkyB to win government approval. In...

Investor Storm Builds Around Murdoch

A day of testimony about the telephone hacking scandal by James Murdoch and two days by his father, Rupert Murdoch, in which they acknowledged that they allowed subordinates to dupe them about the extent of...

Murdoch Blames Himself For News Corp Scandal

Rupert Murdoch has conceded that a cover-up took place at News International over the voicemail hacking by reporters for News of the World and that it was engineered by "one or two very strong characters."...

James Murdoch Blames Underlings For Hacking Cover-up

James Murdoch reiterated today (Tuesday) that subordinates intentionally kept him in the dark about the extent of voicemail hacking at News of the World , the now-defunct tabloid owned by his father's News Corp conglomerate....

Rupert & James Murdoch To Be Grilled Again

Rupert Murdoch and son James are due to appear next week at the Leveson inquiry into British media ethics. In July they were also questioned by a parliamentary committee looking into the still-unfolding telephone hacking...

Book News Corp Tried To Intimidate U.k. Lawmakers

After a parliamentary committee began investigating allegations of telephone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World in 2010, the then-editor of the paper, Colin Myler, instructed its reporters to "find out everything you can...

News Corp Admits It Has Breached Fcc Ownership Rule

With News Corp undoubtedly facing increased regulatory scrutiny in the U.S. as the phone-hacking scandal expands in the U.K., the company is acting to correct a breach of FCC laws regarding foreign ownership. The Wall...

China May Save Titanic 3d

Moviegoer interest in the 3D version of Titanic may have fallen steeply at the domestic box office, and by and large, it is not living up to its name in most foreign markets either. But...

Hacking Scandal Continues To Spread At News Corp

When Rupert Murdoch tweeted -- seemingly from out of the blue -- "I have nothing to do with Sky News," in February, one of his "followers" asked him to explain, given the fact that Sky...

Under Fire, James Murdoch Quits Bskyb

James Murdoch, the embattled son of News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch,has stepped down from his post as chairman of the British TV satellite service BSkyB, saying that he did not want the company to be...

Rupert Murdoch Takes Off The Gloves

Amid new allegations of potentially criminal wrongdoing by units of his News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter today (Thursday), vowing to fight back. "Seems every competitor and enemy piling on with lies and libels,"...

Murdoch And Co. Face New Scandals

While it is unlikely that any coordination was involved, several news outlets yesterday and today (Tuesday) rolled out investigative projects targeting Rupert Murdoch and News Corp, -- among them Britain's BBC, the London Independent ,...

News Corp Shareholders Mounting New Revolt Against Murdoch

Several prominent News Corp shareholders reportedly are prepared to try again to oust James Murdoch from the board of the media giant following his decision to step down as head of News International, the scandal-plagued...

James Murdoch Quits Scandal-plagued News International

Without explanation, James Murdoch resigned today (Wednesday) as head of News International, the umbrella group for News Corp's British newspaper business. His resignation came just days after the successful launch of a new NI title,...

Rebekah Brooks 'Loaned' Horse From Met Police

Rebekah Brooks, the former News International Chief Executive, was "loaned" a police horse to look after on her Oxfordshire farm, according to the London Evening Standard. In an eye-opening glimpse into the close relations between...

Evidence In Sun Probe Reveals "Network Of Corrupted Officials"

One day after Rupert Murdoch inaugurated a Sunday edition of his daily tabloid The Sun , with a reported circulation of 3 million, a Scotland Yard investigator has presented sensational evidence that the newspaper has...

Murdoch Illegal Activities Will Not Be Tolderated

A day after News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch lifted the suspensions of ten arrested senior journalists working for his daily tabloid The Sun, he sent an email to the staff of the newspaper warning that...

Murdoch Wages Counter-offensive

The sun was shining in London over the weekend, something that News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch took note of in one of his posts on Twitter on the same day that he announced that another...

Murdoch Hit By New Scandal

Rupert Murdoch was reportedly flying to London on Sunday following the latest bombshell in the continuing scandal involving his British newspapers -- the arrest of five senior journalists at The Sun , Britain's largest circulating...

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