James Murdoch defends actions

File - Chairman of News Corporation Rupert Murdoch, right, and his son James Murdoch, chief executive of News Corporation Europe and Asia arrive at his residence in central London, in this Sunday, July 10, 2011 file photo. A private investigator working for Rupert Murdoch's News of the World conducted surveillance on Prince William as well of dozens of politicians and celebrities, the BBC reported Tuesday Nov. 8 2011. The broadcaster said private eye Derek Webb spied on the prince in 2006 while William was in Gloucestershire, western England, where his father Prince Charles has a country home.  (AP Photo / Sang Tan, file)

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James Murdoch defended his record at the head of his father's scandal-tarred British newspaper arm Apr. 24, saying that subordinates prevented him from making a clean sweep at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.

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