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Former UK PM Blair offered to advise Murdoch over phone-hacking

By Michael Holden and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair offered to act as an unofficial adviser to Rupert Murdoch during his media empire's phone-hacking scandal, suggesting the firm follow steps he took to address Iraq War anger, a London court heard on Wednesday.

Charges in UK bribery probe stretch outside of Murdoch empire for 1st time

LONDON - U.K. officials are for the first time charging a journalist outside of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper empire as part of an ongoing investigation into bribery of public officials.

Two more journalists from Murdoch's UK titles to be charged

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of news at Rupert Murdoch's British Sun tabloid is to be charged with authorizing illegal payments to police and army officials, prosecutors said on Monday, the latest senior figure from the media mogul's newspapers to face criminal charges. Chris Pharo is to be charged with conspiring with prison officers, including those based at a high-security psychiatric hospital, police officers from three forces, and British army officers to commit misconduct in a public office.

UK ex-cop jailed for selling story to Murdoch tabloid

A former British policeman was jailed for 10 months on Thursday for selling a story to Rupert Murdoch's top-selling tabloid The Sun and trying to sell other information about headline-grabbing cases. James Bowes, 30, was sentenced at London's Old Bailey court after pleading guilty to misconduct in a public office last month.

UPDATE 1-British officials admit selling secrets to Murdoch's Sun tabloid

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) - A former policeman and an ex-prison officer admitted on Friday to selling information to the Sun, a British tabloid newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch, in the first guilty pleas to come out of a huge police investigation into wrongdoing by journalists. The charges stemmed from an inquiry launched in 2011 into allegations journalists from Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World newspaper had hacked into mobile phone voicemail messages.

News International buys Premier League video clip rights

By Keith Weir LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - News International has bought rights to show online clips of action from English Premier League soccer games to help to drive subscriptions to its newspaper websites. News International is the British newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp empire. Murdoch has a history of using sporting rights to encourage subscribers to sign up for pay television services.
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