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  • Murdoch's News Corp. poised for a split

    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is preparing to spin off its newspaper business into a separate company, an acknowledgment that the printed page that gave rise to a media empire will never again be central to its future.


  • Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrives June 11, 2012, at the High Court in London with his wife, Sarah, to give evidence at Britain's inquiry into media ethics. (Associated Press)

    Former U.K. PM Brown: Murdoch tabloid undermined war

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday accused a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid of personally attacking him, failing the British people and undermining the war in Afghanistan through its coverage of the conflict.


  • ** FILE ** News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch appears before Lord Justice Brian Leveson's inquiry into U.K media ethics on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Pool)

    At inquiry, Rupert Murdoch defends 50-year record

    News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch defended his globe-spanning, half-century-long media career Wednesday, telling an official inquiry into U.K. media ethics that he never gave his editors orders on who to back or used his political sway for financial gain.


  • ** FILE ** News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch (center) and Rebekah Brooks, then the chief executive of News International, leave Mr. Murdoch's residence in central London on Sunday, July 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

    U.K. police arrest 6 in phone-hacking investigation

    British police made six arrests early Tuesday in the British media's phone-hacking scandal, including Rebekah Brooks, the former top executive of Rupert Murdoch's News International, the Associated Press has learned.


  • UK police: Culture of illegal payments at The Sun

    Rupert Murdoch's top-selling U.K. tabloid, The Sun, had a culture of making illegal payments to corrupt public officials in return for stories, a senior British police officer said Monday.


  • A newsdealer poses with the first edition of the Sunday Sun weekly tabloid in central London late on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. The paper is media mogul Rupert Murdoch's newest publication. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    New Murdoch tabloid launches in defiant mood

    Rupert Murdoch's newest newspaper launched Sunday with a familiar mix of celebrity news, scantily clad women and defiant language.


  • CNN's Piers Morgan rejects phone hacking claims

    A tense and sometimes hostile Piers Morgan has refused to disclose details about the most damning link between himself and Britain's phone hacking scandal _ his acknowledgment that he once listened to a phone message left by Paul McCartney for his then-wife Heather Mills.


  • CNN's Piers Morgan rejects phone hacking claims

    A tense and sometimes hostile Piers Morgan has refused to disclose details about the most damning link between himself and Britain's phone hacking scandal _ his acknowledgment that he once listened to a phone message left by Paul McCartney for his then-wife Heather Mills.


  • News Corp. executive James Murdoch testifies during a second appearance before British parliamentarians investigating the country's phone-hacking scandal in London on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Parliamentary Recording Unit via Associated Press Television News)

    In new testimony, James Murdoch blames underlings

    James Murdoch insisted Thursday that he had been kept in the dark about the culture of criminality at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid, telling a committee of often-skeptical British lawmakers that he had been blindsided by his subordinates.


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