Rupert Murdoch's London Fox Offices Raided By European Commission

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The nature of the investigation has not yet been revealed.

Investigators from the European Commission raided Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox offices in London Tuesday, reports The Daily Telegraph, though the exact nature of the investigation remains unclear.Via CNBC:

Sources at the location told the newspaper that authorities were trying to be discreet and had been told to keep details of their mission confidential. The Telegraph reported that investigators will be on site through Wednesday and maybe Thursday.

Tuesday's raid happened against the backdrop of a prolonged attempt by Fox to acquire Sky, which has met resistance from the British Competition and Markets Authority.

Earlier this year, the agency provisionally found Fox's bid would not be in the public interest. It said there are concerns that the deal may lead to the Murdoch Family Trust wielding too much influence over public opinion and the political agenda. ...

Fox Networks Group said in a statement to CNBC that it is "cooperating fully with the EC inspection."

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