U.K. opens inquiry into Jeff Zucker’s Emirati-backed bid for The Telegraph


Jeff Zucker’s re-entry into the global news business has hit a snag.

The British government said on Thursday that it would open a review of a pending deal to put Mr. Zucker, the former president of CNN, in control of The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator, a pair of London’s most prestigious publications.

The announcement capped a week of growing outcry in Westminster over Mr. Zucker’s use of roughly $1 billion in Emirati money to acquire the news organizations, which are hugely influential in British conservative politics.

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