News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch gave staff at his scandal-it tabloid The Sun new assurances over their future on Friday in London crisis talks.

Staff said Mr. 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 Mr. Murdoch had announced a new title, The Sun on Sunday, would launch “very soon.”

Mr. Murdoch closed his flagship Sunday tabloid, the News of the World, in July amid outrage over phone hacking.

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