Rupert Murdoch

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush wins record defamation payout


MELBOURNE Australian actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded a A$2.8 million ($1.9 million) defamation payment against a News Corp tabloid, the largest defamation payout in Australian history, after it accused him in reports of inappropriate behaviour.

News Corp posts surprise profit as HarperCollins profits grow

Wall Street Journal-owner News Corp reported a surprise quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by strong growth in earnings at its book publishing and subscription video services units.

Business, 10 May 2019

News Corp appeals ruling in Geoffrey Rush defamation suit

SYDNEY News Corp's Australian arm on Monday appealed a judgment awarding Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush at least A$850,000 ($594,000) in defamation damages over articles saying he behaved inappropriately toward a co-star in a production of "King Lear".

06 May 2019

Oscar-winner Rush wins defamation suit against News Corp's Australian arm

SYDNEY Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush won damages of at least A$850,000 ($610,000) on Thursday after a court ruled that the Australian arm of News Corp defamed him by saying he behaved inappropriately toward a co-star in a production of King Lear.

World, Top News 11 Apr 2019

Murdoch's new Fox debuts on Nasdaq, names ex-Speaker Paul Ryan to board

Fox Corp debuted on the Nasdaq on Tuesday, marking a new phase for billionaire Rupert Murdoch's media business after the $71 billion sale of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's film and television assets to Walt Disney Co.

Business, 19 Mar 2019

Geoffrey Rush would 'look at me and lick his lips': actor

SYDNEY Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush touched his co-star on the breast and humiliated her with sexual innuendo during a production of "King Lear", the co-star told an Australian court on Tuesday, as News Corp defended publishing some details of her claims. | Video

Top News, 30 Oct 2018

FT says James Murdoch in line for Tesla chair. Musk reply: incorrect

SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON Elon Musk replied with a Tweet saying: "This is incorrect" after the Financial Times reported that outgoing Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Chief Executive James Murdoch was the lead candidate to replace him as Tesla Inc chairman.

Tech, Business, 11 Oct 2018

FT says Murdoch in line for Tesla chair. Musk reply - incorrect

SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON Outgoing Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Chief Executive James Murdoch is the lead candidate to replace Elon Musk as Tesla Inc chairman, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, but Musk in a tweeted reply to the newspaper said, "This is incorrect."

Tech, Business, 11 Oct 2018

Some Tesla directors proposed James Murdoch to succeed Musk as chairman - NYT

Some Tesla directors have proposed that James Murdoch, fellow board member at the electric carmaker and chief executive officer of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, succeed Elon Musk as its chairman, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing people involved in the board's discussions.

Tech, Business, 03 Oct 2018

Comcast demonstrates Sky-high ambition in global media shake-up

LONDON/NEW YORK U.S. cable giant Comcast scored a big win in the scramble for media assets by beating Rupert Murdoch, and his backer Disney, in the battle for Sky with an eye-watering $40 billion bid.

Top News, Deals, Business, Tech 23 Sep 2018