UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt defended his conduct in the case of a bid by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to take over British satellite broadcaster BSkyB at a hearing Thursday.
Rupert Murdoch can be expected to be personally furious and potentially devastated by the partisan-but-damning judgment of a committee of British lawmakers that he is not a "fit" person to run an international business.
British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt rejected suggestions Wednesday he had acted improperly in his dealings with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch testified about press ethics in light of the phone hacking scandal in Britain.
The Cabinet minister who oversees British broadcasting came under fire Tuesday after the inquiry into the News Corp. hacking scandal revealed extensive contacts with the company while he weighed a controversial merger.
CNN's Richard Quest talks to Andrew Neil, Fmr. Exec. Chairman of Sky Television, about James Murdoch's resignation.
One year ago James Murdoch was widely regarded as heir-apparent to his father Rupert's global News Corp. media empire -- a remarkable turnaround for a college dropout once viewed as the family's black sheep.
Media magnate Rupert Murdoch will appear next week before the independent British inquiry into journalistic ethics prompted by phone hacking at his defunct News of the World tabloid, the investigators said Thursday.
London police have asked prosecutors to file charges against at least eight people in connection with phone hacking by journalists, the Crown Prosecution Service said Wednesday.
CNN's Maggie Lake talks to Mark Lewis, attorney for hacking victims, about possible legal action in the U.S.
UK news channel Sky News said Thursday it had authorized its journalists to hack illegally into the e-mail of individual members of the public on two occasions.
James Murdoch, the son of media magnate Rupert Murdoch, stepped down as the chairman of BSkyB on Tuesday, the British satellite broadcaster announced.
Brian Stelter with the New York Times on James Murdoch stepping down as head of a News Corp. U.K. subsidiary.
Rupert Murdoch is facing a fresh challenge to his UK media business as it emerged that Britain's communications regulator has escalated its probe into whether British Sky Broadcasting is a "fit and proper" owner of a broadcasting licence.
James Murdoch was re-elected as BSkyB chairman but also lost key support, as Nina Dos Santos reports.
Shareholders for broadcaster BSkyB re-elected James Murdoch as chairman despite nearly a fifth being opposed to him continuing in the role, according to a provisional vote count Tuesday.
The board of directors for broadcaster BSkyB has declared its unanimous support to chairman James Murdoch, in a letter sent to investors ahead of the company's annual meeting.
News International chief James Murdoch rejected allegations Thursday his company behaved like a Mafia organization over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.
A simmering scandal and disgruntled shareholders weren't enough to hold back News Corp these past few months, as the company reported a 7% increase in revenue that beat analyst estimates. News Corp. said in a statement after the bell Wednesday that its revenue had increased to $7.96 billion for the quarter ending September 30 from $7.43 billion a year ago. Net income was $738 million, or 28 cents per share, down from $775 million and 30 cents per share a year ago.
A landmark ruling which could change the way top-level European football matches are broadcast and sold by television companies was made on Tuesday.
A landmark ruling from the European Court of Justice could change the way Premier League matches are broadcast.
News Corp. shares rebounded Tuesday even as the media empire's CEO faced questions from Parliament on the company's phone hacking scandal.
The Watergate scandal saw the resignation of the president, the jailing of senior administration officials, the collapse of trust in the political class, a shift in the balance of power from one party to another, an increase in the reputation of the press and sustained pressure for freedom of information. All this took place over a period of years.
Shares of News Corp. slid to a six-month low Monday as a cell phone hacking scandal continued to engulf Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
The FBI has launched an investigation into Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. amid allegations that employees or associates may have hacked into phone conversations and voicemail of Sept. 11 survivors, victims and their families, a federal law enforcement source told CNN.
CNN's Jim Boulden reports that the News Corp. withdrawal bid for BSkyB does not exclude a future bid.
UK opposition leader Ed Miliband clashes with British Prime Minister David Cameron over phone hacking scandal.
Rupert Murdoch's media empire suffered a double blow Wednesday as Prime Minister David Cameron launched a wide-ranging investigation into the British press and Murdoch's News Corp. withdrew its bid to take over British satellite broadcaster BSkyB.
U.S. stocks fell from earlier highs but still managed to snap a three-session losing streak Wednesday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated that the central bank remains ready to provide additional stimulus.
News Corp. -- Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate -- ended its $12.5 billion bid to purchase all of British Sky Broadcasting, following days of intense pressure from the British public and politicians over the company's growing phone hacking scandal.
It has been a tough couple of weeks for Rupert Murdoch. Not that anyone is going to have sympathy for the often-demonized News Corp. CEO.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. withdrew its bid to take over British satellite broadcaster BSkyB Wednesday, the company announced hours before British lawmakers were set to vote on a symbolic measure condemning the planned takeover.
Netflix subscribers might not be thrilled with the company's plans to increase prices, but investors appear to be more accepting.
Who has lost the most authority: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch or British Prime Minister David Cameron?
A former London Met police officer is not surprised to hear allegations that "News of the World" paid officers.
British lawmakers investigating a phone hacking scandal Tuesday asked media baron Rupert Murdoch, his son James and former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks to testify before them, hours after former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused their newspaper group of illegally obtaining private information about him.
"The Guardian" and others report the scandal that hit "News Of The World" may hit more of Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
The scandal that brought down Britain's biggest Sunday newspaper widened Monday with allegations that journalists from other News International papers improperly obtained personal information about former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
News Corp. said Tuesday that its board of directors has approved a $5 billion stock repurchase to start later this year.
News Corporation said Monday it was continuing its bid to purchase satellite TV company British Sky Broadcasting despite heightened political heat Rupert Murdoch's media empire faces stemming from the British phone hacking scandal.
Media magnate Rupert Murdoch flew into London Sunday, hours after the final edition of the News of the World hit the stands, forced to close by a scandal over illegal eavesdropping and bribery that has outraged Britain.
CNN's Tom Foreman discusses the controversy surrounding Rupert Murdoch closing "The News of the World" amid foul play.
Staffers at the scandal-hit News of the World emotionally departed their London newsroom for the last time Saturday night, proudly holding up the final edition of the best-selling British Sunday tabloid.
News of the World political editor David Wooding talks about how he learned that the paper was going to be shut down.
Closing Britain's highest-selling newspaper, the 168-year-old News of the World, with just three days' notice in the wake of its phone-hacking scandal may feel like a nuclear option. In practice, it makes perfect sense for Rupert Mudoch's News Corporation.
Colin Montgomerie is "very proud" to have led Europe to Ryder Cup victory, but is already looking forward to his attempt to qualify for the team as a player for the 2012 match against the United States in Chicago.
Europe wins back the Ryder Cup. Don Riddell speaks with Captain Colin Montgomerie.
Stocks surged Tuesday, pushing the Dow up over 200 points, as worries about Europe's debt woes hurting U.S. growth eased and the euro rallied.
U.S. stocks were set to open higher Tuesday, ahead of a batch of economic reports, although gains could be limited amid ongoing anxiety about Europe's debt woes.
Liverpool's official supporters club is hoping the intervention of former chairman David Moores will hasten the departure of unpopular owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks.
Is Microsoft in talks with News Corp to remove its content from Google? Stephanie Elam has the story.
Hewlett-Packard revised its first-quarter net income down by $73 million on Friday, thanks to charges for litigation involving a company that the computer giant acquired in 2008.
UK broadcaster BSkyB said Wednesday that it had refused a request for a £50 million ($82 million) lifeline from troubled Irish sports pay-TV broadcaster Setanta, as it seeks to avoid administration.
In the weeks that Rupert Murdoch was locked in unsuccessful negotiations to keep his longtime No. 2 at News Corp., the media baron also had to accept his daughter Elisabeth's decision to turn down a spot on the company's board, sources told Fortune.
Shay Given took a step nearer his expected move to Manchester City after his current club Newcastle gave him permission to talk to their Premier League rivals, Sky Sports News reported..
Rio Ferdinand returns to the Manchester United defense for Sunday's Premier League showdown with title rivals Chelsea while Cristiano Ronaldo will also take his place despite his high-speed car crash this week.
Indian cricket chiefs have back tracked over a move to change the date of the first Test against England in Ahmedabad next month, Sky Sports News reported on Tuesday.
Liverpool ended Chelsea's 86-match unbeaten run in league matches at Stamford Bridge as Xabi Alonso's goal gave them a 1-0 win on Sunday.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson had barely finished celebrating his side's 10th Premier League title in 16 years when thoughts turned to the Champions League final showdown with Chelsea.
Colin Montgomerie wants to qualify by right and not rely on a wildcard pick to make Nick Faldo's European Ryder Cup team later this year.
Jermain Defoe was poised for a deadline-beating move from Tottenham to Portsmouth after the clubs agreed a fee for the striker who earlier on Thursday was omitted from Fabio Capello's first England squad.
Just 24 hours after turning down the Newcastle job, Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp saw his charges slip to a 2-0 defeat at struggling Sunderland.
Fabio Capello has been installed as the new favorite to succeed Steve McClaren as England manager.
Rupert Murdoch is stepping down from his role as chairman of the British broadcaster BSkyB to make way for his son James, long seen as the tycoon's favored successor to take over his media empire.
Stand-in captain Steven Gerrard has backed under pressure England coach Steve McClaren and insists that the players must take responsibility if they fail to qualify for Euro 2008.
The horror tackle on Celtic midfielder Scott Brown during their 1-0 Champions League win over Benfica is to be investigated by European governing body UEFA.
Jose Mourinho has insisted that he was not sacked by Chelsea and claims that his decision to leave was the right move for both parties.
Readers of the The Sun, a British tabloid best known for its bare-breasted Page Three girls, opened their newspapers to see a young woman named Keeley Hazell wearing only green paint. Ms. Hazell is the face - well, not just the face - of the paper's campaign against global warming.
Virgin Media Chief Executive Steve Burch has resigned with immediate effect for family reasons, the group said on Tuesday, in the latest blow to the troubled British cable operator.
Tottenham Hotspur put their stuttering start to the season behind them and eased the pressure on manager Martin Jol with a 4-0 rout of promoted Derby County in the Premier League on Saturday.
Everton top the Premier League after a 3-1 triumph at Tottenham Hotspur that left the capital club bottom of the table and still looking for their first point of the campaign.
Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has agreed in principle to take over as manager of Manchester City on a three-year contract, Sky Sports News reported on Tuesday.
The Bob Woolmer murder investigation took a dramatic turn on Saturday as police re-interviewed Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq and acting head coach Mushtaq Ahmed.
The English Premier League has negotiated a new overseas television deal which will now guarantee next season's champions being paid at least £50 million ($98 million).
The Scottish Football Association on Monday has confirmed the agreement of a compensation package, believed to be worth around 400,000 pounds ($783,080), with Rangers to prevent the fallout from the capture of Walter Smith ending up in court.
Arsenal captain Thierry Henry will miss Saturday's north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur after suffering a recurrence of a neck injury.
Control of struggling British television company ITV has become the unlikely focus for a battle between two of the titans of the business world.
The English and Croatian Football Associations have been charged with improper behavior by UEFA following crowd disturbances at their Euro 2008 qualifer in Zagreb earlier this month.
A penalty from Frank Lampard and a blistering shot from Didier Drogba gave champions Chelsea a well-deserved 2-0 win on Sunday at Blackburn Rovers who slipped to bottom place in the Premier League after three matches.
Manchester United continued their flying start to the English Premier League campaign with a 2-1 win at promoted Watford - their third win in the first week of the season.
Everton's Dutch midfielder Andy van der Meyde is recovering in hospital after having his drink spiked, Sky Sports News reported on Monday.
Rookie Theo Walcott's inclusion as one of only four strikers in England's World Cup squad is a "terrific gamble" given doubts over the fitness of Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen warns ex-national manager Bobby Robson.
It will be FA Cup final heartache for West Ham's Hayden Mullins and Luis Garcia of Liverpool after having appeals against three-match bans rejected by the English FA on Friday.
Frank Lampard steered Chelsea to a 2-0 win over Portsmouth while Arsenal's Champions League hopes for next season suffered a body blow with a 1-0 defeat at Blackburn.
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Manchester United fans are promising a war of attrition against U.S. sports tycoon Malcolm Glazer after he took control of the world's richest soccer club.
Chelsea's treble bid has been boosted by the likely return of inspirational winger Arjen Robben for their Champions League return tie against Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
Carrie Bradshaw is revered on Madison Avenue for turning Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo into household names.
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Two weeks after quitting Portsmouth, Harry Redknapp is taking over at fierce south coast rivals Southampion, the Premier League club confirmed.
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Wales international captain Gary Speed is set to join Bolton Wanderers in the next 24 hours from premier league rivals Newcastle United.
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Global media group News Corp. has lifted second-quarter profit after a strong performance at its cable, newspaper and book publishing divisions.
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