News Corp.’s testimony about how a phone-hacking scandal was handled points to a possible cover-up at multiple levels within the organization, according to the findings of an inquiry into media ethics.
Colin Myler, former editor of the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World tabloid shuttered amid a hacking scandal in July, was appointed editor-in-chief of The New York Daily News, according to an internal memo.
Four former News Corp. executives testify in the U.K. Parliament tomorrow after questioning the veracity of parts of News International Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch’s testimony over a phone-hacking scandal two months ago.
News Corp.’s former top U.K. lawyer, who clashed with James Murdoch over what he knew about phone- hacking at the News of the World tabloid, was arrested in the probe, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Former News of the World editor Colin Myler and the newspaper’s former lawyer, Tom Crone, may face action over evidence they gave to Parliament should U.K. lawmakers decide they failed to tell the truth on phone hacking.
Tom Crone, the former top lawyer for News Corp.’s U.K. unit, was arrested by London police probing phone-hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid, according to a person familiar with the matter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy said they’ll press for closer euro-area economic integration with tougher deficit rules and stricter supervision to stamp out the debt crisis.