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Op-Ed: Google vs Murdoch — When giants disagree

Sydney - A recent open letter from Rupert Murdoch to the European Commission accuses Google of being anti-competitive. That’s not good news for Google, which is currently under anti-trust investigation in the EU.

Op-Ed: Murdoch drops Time Warner bid, experts screw up again

New York - So far from increasing his offer for Time Warner as many experts predicted, Rupert Murdoch has simply taken his offer off the table. Fox shares soared, while Time Warner stocks dropped 14 percent.

Phone hacking: Andy Coulson 'guilty', Rebekah Brooks 'not guilty'

Former "News of the World" employee Andy Coulson has been found guilty of conspiring to hack phones; while his co-defendant, Rebekah Brooks, also formerly of the "NOTW," has been found not guilty.

Op-Ed: Suddenly, all public broadcasters are Leftists? BBC under fire

London - All of a sudden, public broadcasters in the UK and Australia are under fire from conservative governments for perceived bias and “leftist” views. Interestingly, Rupert Murdoch and other conservatives have been targeting public broadcasters, too.

Op-Ed: The war against public broadcasting —ABC Australia in firing line

Sydney - There’s been an ongoing war against public broadcasters, notably the BBC and PBS, waged mainly by commercial media interests trying to reduce their competition. In the case of ABC Australia, politicians are getting involved.

Bruce Willis advert banned

An advert for a U.K. broadband service, featuring the actor Bruce Willis, has been banned from being screened because the claims made in the advert have been deemed to be ‘misleading’.

Op-Ed: Murdoch's impunity in the hen house

Rupert Murdoch will appear once again in front of British lawmakers after the release of a secret recording of statements he made before Sun newspaper journalists in March this year, many of whom had been arrested over the British phone-hacking scandal.

Senior police officer sentenced in British hacking scandal

London - In January 2013, a British senior police officer became the first person prosecuted as a result of the UKs £40m, phone-hacking investigation. Today she was sentenced to 15-months in jail.

Fox News founder tried to enlist Petraeus for presidential run

Fox News chief and founder Roger Ailes attempted to recruit then-Gen. David H. Petraeus to run for president, a sentiment passed on via Fox News analyst Kathleen T. McFarland.

Rupert Murdoch's mother dies at 103

Melbourne - Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, died at her Melbourne home Wednesday. She was 103.

News Corp. shuts down iPad-only newspaper ‘The Daily’

New York - Executives at News Corp. announced Monday that the company’s iPad-only newspaper “The Daily” will cease operations Dec. 15.

Rupert Murdoch apologizes for ‘Jewish owned press’

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch apologized Sunday morning for a tweet criticizing the “Jewish owned press” over its stance on Israel.

Murdoch tells N.J. Christie to re-endorse Romney 'or take blame'

Fox News tycoon Rupert Murdoch had a little friendly advice for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday — publicly reaffirm his support for Mitt Romney, or else.

Op-Ed: Murdoch quits boards of UK papers, News International

Rupert Murdoch has quit the boards of the various News papers and News International. News Corp says that this is in preparation for the coming split of operations into two separate News Corp groups, print media and entertainment.

Scientologists attack Rupert Murdock over 'creepy cult' remarks

Scientologists have been hurling insults at Rupert Murdock, after the newspaper magnate branded the religion an "evil, creepy cult" on his Twitter account.

Rebekah Brooks: 'I am baffled by the decision to charge me'

Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, now faces criminal charges and possible prison time over the phone hacking scandal that has rocked Britain to its core.

Op-Ed: In defence of Rupert Murdoch

London - After his appearance at the Leveson Inquiry, the knives are out for Rupert Murdoch, but is this almost pathological hatred of the man entirely rational?

News Corp stands by their man, has 'full confidence' in Murdoch

Days after British lawmakers questioned Rupert Mudoch's fitness to run his multi-billion dollar company, News Corp.’s board of directors issued a statement standing by their man saying, it has “full confidence” in Murdoch.

The damning verdict: Rupert Murdoch 'not fit' to lead News Corp

Rupert Murdoch is not fit to run a major international company, British lawmakers said in a damning report Tuesday, finding him guilty of "willful blindness" towards its staff at the News of the World tabloid.

Op-Ed: Murdoch ‘unfit’ to run News — UK parliamentary committee

Sydney - The UK parliamentary committee set up to investigate phone hacking by News Corp papers has described Rupert Murdoch as “unfit” to run the corporation. Murdoch and his son weren’t found to have misled Parliament, but the criticism was scathing.

Rupert Murdoch admits phone-hacking 'cover up'

Rupert Murdoch took the stand Thursday, where he admitted to the phone-hacking cover up but blamed 'one or two very strong characters' for shielding him from what was going on.

Gingrich: Fox News in the tank for Romney

In a private meeting, Newt Gingrich blasted Fox News, his former employer, and said CNN was more 'fair and balanced' than Fox in covering his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

James Murdoch severs all ties with News Corp in Britain

Following his move last month, James Murdoch has severed all ties with News Corp's British newspaper business which is at the center of phone hacking and bribery.

Ex-Murdoch exec Brooks among six arrested in phone-hacking probe

Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of the British tabloid News of the World, her husband Charlie, and four others were arrested without warning Tuesday morning on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, police officials said.

James Murdoch steps down from News Corp

James Murdoch, the youngest son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, resigned overnight as the head of his father’s scandal-plagued newspaper in Britain.

Op-Ed: Union says News betrayed Sun staff ‘for doing their jobs’?

Sydney - In an unprecedented outburst which does nothing for the credibility of the journalistic profession, the UK's National Union of Journalists has accused News International of “throwing arrested journalists to the wolves”.

UK police arrest Murdoch's tabloid staff in bribery probe

London - The British Police have arrested "four current and former staff" of Rupert Murdoch's best-selling tabloid. The arrests are part of investigation into the role of the Sun in unethical news gathering methods that led to closure of News of the World.

News Corp's Murdoch joins Twitter

New mogul Rupert Murdoch has joined the ranks of tweeters on the social media site Twitter. He has posted 17 messages to date.

Op-Ed: Misunderstanding Ayn Rand

Bruce Levine is a psychologist who is critical of both the mental health industry and corporatism; his heart is in the right place, but he is on shaky ground when he attacks Ayn Rand.

Op-Ed: Anne Diamond testifies to the Leveson Inquiry

London - The former breakfast television presenter Anne Diamond testified to the Inquiry today, and some of what she had to say was not easy on the ear.
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Rupert Murdoch was hit in the face with a plate of shaving cream while testifying at a hearing before a House of Commons committee in London.
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Anne Diamond testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the afternoon of November 28  2011.
Anne Diamond testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the afternoon of November 28, 2011.
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News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch at a press conference in Manhattan.
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Rebekah Brooks, former newspaper editor and CEO of News International is the cover story of the international press. She was arrested in connection with phone hacking and corruption allegations.
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News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.
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Anne Diamond testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the afternoon of November 28, 2011. Here she is being examined by David Barr.
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CEO of News Corporation Europe and Asia, James Murdoch at hearing in front of a House of Commons committee in London
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Rupert Murdoch leaves with his wife, Wendi Deng, after testifying Thursday in London
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The Daily, an iPad-only news publication, showcases 360-degree photos, high-def video, breaking news and more. The publication is available for $0.99 per week.
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CEO of News Corporation Europe and Asia, James Murdoch (left), and media icon Rupert Murdoch, testify before a House of Commons committee in London
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Anne Diamond testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the afternoon of November 28  2011.
Anne Diamond testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the afternoon of November 28, 2011.
Anne Diamond testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the afternoon of November 28  2011.
Anne Diamond testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the afternoon of November 28, 2011.
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Anne Diamond testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on the afternoon of November 28, 2011. Here, the presiding judge is addressing her.
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Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Murdoch at the Vanity Fair party
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