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Murdoch: ‘Humbled’ by Phone-hacking Scandal but Not Personally Responsible

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Media baron Rupert Murdoch says he is humbled by the phone-hacking scandal engulfing his British press operations but adds he is not personally responsible for it. The 80-year-old Murdoch answered questions before a Parliament investigative committee on Tuesday alongside his son James, his chief deputy at his global media company, News Corporation. The elder Murdoch […]

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Murdoch: ‘Humbled’ by Phone-hacking Scandal but Not Personally Responsible

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Media baron Rupert Murdoch says he is humbled by the phone-hacking scandal engulfing his British press operations but adds he is not personally responsible for it. The 80-year-old Murdoch answered questions before a Parliament investigative committee on Tuesday alongside his son James, his chief deputy at his global media company, News Corporation. The elder Murdoch […]

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Murdoch: ‘Humbled’ by Phone-hacking Scandal but Not Personally Responsible

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Media baron Rupert Murdoch says he is humbled by the phone-hacking scandal engulfing his British press operations but said he was not personally responsible for it. The 80-year-old Murdoch answered questions before a Parliament investigative committee on Tuesday alongside his son James, his chief deputy at his global media company, News Corporation. The elder Murdoch […]

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Murdochs Apologize to British Parliament for Phone-hacking

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his son James have started to testify before the British Parliament, apologizing for the growing phone-hacking scandal engulfing the operations at their newspapers. The younger Murdoch told a legislative panel that he and his father had “great regret” about the phone-hacking and said the conduct did not “live up to […]

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Heavy Shooting Near Guinea Presidential Residence

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Guinean President Alpha Conde escaped an hour-long attack on his residence that left his home riddled with bullet holes when unknown assailants attacked early Tuesday. One person is reported to have been killed in the attack. The Associated Press reports the victim was a member of the presidential security detail. Mr. Conde, who was not […]

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Murdoch To Appear Before Parliament Tuesday

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch and his son James will appear before Britain’s parliament Tuesday to answer questions about the phone-hacking scandal at the now-defunct News Of The World tabloid. The Sunday paper shut down last week after allegations that reporters illegally accessed thousands of cellphone voice mails of celebrities, politicians, rival journalists and even […]

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Cameron Cuts Africa Trip Short Due To Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron is cutting short his Africa trip to return to London Wednesday to deal with the phone-hacking scandal . Parliament was to begin a six-week recess at the end of Tuesday, but now may hold a special session Wednesday. London’s police chief has quit over allegations about police handling of the […]

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Records Show Britain’s Cameron Kept Close Ties to Murdoch Officials

Posted July 16th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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In Britain, newly released records show that Prime Minister David Cameron has kept a close relationship with key executives from Rupert Murdoch’s media empire at the center of a phone-hacking scandal. Mr. Cameron has disclosed that he met 26 times with officials of Murdoch’s New Corporation since he became the country’s leader 14 months ago, […]

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US, 30 Other Countries Recognize Libyan Rebels

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 30 countries, including the United States, say they are recognizing Libya’s rebel Transitional National Council — declaring that the country’s leader Moammar Gadhafi no longer has any legitimate authority over the North African nation. Western and regional powers made the declaration Friday in Istanbul as they met to map strategies to strengthen the […]

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Murdoch Apologizes to British Phone-hacking Victims

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Media magnate Rupert Murdoch is apologizing to the phone-hacking victims of the tabloid News of the World he shut down last weekend. Murdoch’s British newspaper operation said Friday that over the next several days it will run advertisements in major British newspapers signed by him. In them, he will apologize for the “serious wrongdoing” and […]

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