LONDON (AP) -- News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch gave staff at his scandal-hit tabloid The Sun new assurances over their future Friday in London crisis talks.
Staff said Murdoch had discussed plans to open a new Sunday tabloid and confirmed that workers currently suspended amid police inquiries into alleged wrongdoing would be allowed to return to their posts.
The newspaper's royal photographer Arthur Edwards posted a message to his Twitter account confirming "all suspensions at The Sun have been lifted."
Jim Munro, the tabloid's digital sports editor, wrote on Twitter that Murdoch had announced a new title, The Sun on Sunday, would launch "very soon."
Murdoch closed his flagship Sunday tabloid, the News of the World, in July amid outrage over phone hacking.