Murdoch in London to handle hacking crisis

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Murdoch in London to handle hacking crisis

Murdoch in London to handle hacking crisis 

Murdoch in London to handle hacking crisis


Rupert Murdoch, 80, has arrived in London to take personal charge of a phone-hacking scandal at British tabloid News of the World and limit damage to News Corp, the paper's owner and the world's largest news conglomerate. 新闻集团总裁默多克当地时间周日抵达伦敦以处理因集团旗下报纸电话窃听而引发的危机。
The News Corp chairman and CEO, who was at a conference in Idaho, decided to close the paper last week in a bid to save the company’s takeover of profitable pay-TV operator British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). 默多克收购英国天空广播公司(British Sky Broadcasting,BSkyB)的计划目前也将面临巨大风险。
British government lawyers are drawing up plans to block Murdoch's bid to buy out BSkyB, the Independent newspaper said on Monday. 英国卫报周一报道一群律师证计划阻止默多克的收购案。
Opposition Labor party leader Ed Miliband said on Sunday that he would force parliament to vote this week if Cameron did not take steps to halt the US$14-billion bid by Murdoch's News Corp for the 61 percent of BSkyB that it does not already own. 反对党工党领袖米利班德10日在接受表示,他将推动下议院以投票的方式来阻止在警方对窃听案调查结束前该收购案的进行。新闻集团眼下掌握天空电视台39%的股份,正在寻求收购其余61%。

Murdoch's own Sunday Times reported that a 2007 internal investigation at News of the World had found evidence that phone hacking was more widespread than the company had admitted and that staff had illegally paid police for information.

 The chief editor of News of the World, Colin Myler, and other staff gathered outside the News Corp's headquarters on Saturday in an emotional scene to send off the newspaper. Its final edition featured "Thank you & goodbye" on its front page and an apology for having “lost our way.”  世界新闻报10日发行了最后一期。报纸头版以大号字体写着“谢谢。再见!”。世界新闻报总编辑科林•迈勒和其他员工周六结束最后一天工作后,聚集在办公大楼前手持最后一期报纸合影留念后离开。


 The News of the World


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