UK phone-hacking trial starts

2013-10-28 09:09

Prime Minister David Cameron's former press chief Andy Coulson and one-time Rupert Murdoch sidekick Rebekah Brooks stand accused over the phone-hacking scandal that rocked UK media.

Rebekah Brooks given £7m pay-off - report

2012-10-16 10:00

Former newspaper executive Rebekah Brooks received a pay-off totalling more than £7m following her resignation from Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group, says a report.

Murdoch daughter urges morality in media

2012-08-24 08:00

Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of Australian-born tycoon Rupert, has urged the media to concentrate on morals as well as profit during a speech to television executives.

Phone hacking: Cameron ex-aide charged

2012-07-24 14:03

British prosecutors have charged Prime Minister David Cameron's ex-media chief Andy Coulson and former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks with phone hacking.

Cameron denies deals with Murdoch empire

2012-06-14 13:04

Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed claims that his party made covert deals with Rupert Murdoch's media empire as he faces a grilling at Britain's press ethics inquiry.

Blair admits being too close to Murdoch

2012-05-28 18:11

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has told a press ethics inquiry that he got too close to Rupert Murdoch's media empire, in evidence disrupted by a protester calling him a "war criminal".

UK lawmakers: Murdoch unfit to run company

2012-05-01 14:27

Rupert Murdoch showed "wilful blindness" over phone hacking at his News of the World tabloid and is unfit to run a major international company, British lawmakers have said.

Murdoch settles phone hacking lawsuits

2012-02-24 13:48

News International has settled a first wave of phone hacking lawsuits, but a report that the company ordered the deletion of e-mails shows the scandal isn't dying down anytime soon.

UK's The Sun bribery - 8 arrested

2012-02-11 20:42

Britain's biggest selling newspaper The Sun is in crisis after police arrested five journalists at the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid and three public officials over bribery allegations.

Reporter's brother: Hacking was routine

2011-12-19 22:59

Illegal voicemail interception and cellphone tracking was a matter of routine at both The Sun and the News of the World tabloids, the brother of a whistleblower Sean Hoare has said.

Murdoch lawyer: Hacking shameful

2011-11-15 18:40

A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers says that phone hacking was wrong and shameful, but that there was eventually an upside to the situation.

Hacking: Hammer attack victim’s dad to sue

2011-10-06 12:17

A British man whose wife and child were killed in a hammer attack in 1996 is set to sue News International over claims that his phone was hacked.

UK press inquiry - mixed group taking part

2011-09-14 20:08

An eclectic mix of celebrities, crime victims and former police suspects will take part in a judge-led inquiry into the state of Britain's scandal-tarred press.

Hacking saga prompts Mirror review

2011-07-26 14:00

Britain's Trinity Mirror newspaper group has announced a review into editorial practices following the explosion of the tabloid phone hacking scandal at its News International rival.

Spotlight on UK's dirty detectives

2011-07-20 17:03

Of all the dark corners the UK's phone hacking scandal has lit up in recent weeks perhaps none are murkier than London's private investigator underworld.

UK hacking whistleblower's death probed

2011-07-19 13:03

In a bizarre twist to Britain's phone hacking crisis, police are investigating the unexplained death of a whistleblower who implicated the prime minister's ex-media chief in the row.

Hacking scandal cuts closer to Murdoch

2011-07-18 10:05

The arrest of Rupert Murdoch's protégé Rebekah Brooks has raised the possibility that more of his top aides could fall.

Guardian apologises for Sun Brown story

2011-07-15 14:01

The Guardian has apologised for reporting that the Sun, part of the News International stable, had wrongfully obtained former prime minister Gordon Brown's son's medical records.

The politics of Rupert Murdoch

2011-07-15 11:28

The phone hacking scandal roiling Britain has cast a fresh light on Rupert Murdoch's influence around the globe.

Call for News Corp review in Aus

2011-07-09 12:00

Australia's Greens party has called for a government inquiry into the local operations of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp following the News of the World scandal.

News of the World staff confront Brooks

2011-07-09 08:00

News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks was confronted by angry staff made jobless by the closure of the News of the World tabloid, but she refuses to resign.

UK cops might probe tabloid

2010-09-06 15:38

One of Britain's best-selling newspapers has denied that it engaged in widespread phone hacking, but police say they might re-open a probe into those claims.


Bodyguard charged in phone-hacking probe

2013-05-03 20:24

A security guard for former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is to be charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice, England's state prosecutors say.

UK phone-hacking trial set for 2013

2012-09-26 15:04

The first trial stemming from the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid is to begin in September 2013, a British judge has ruled.

UK reporter held over cellphone thefts

2012-08-01 13:02

Police and News International say a 37-old-year reporter for The Sun tabloid has been arrested in an inquiry into the alleged gathering of data from stolen cellphones.

Sun newspaper journalist arrested in UK

2012-07-19 15:02

UK police investigating alleged computer hacking say they have arrested a man in London and Rupert Murdoch's News International media group says he is a journalist for The Sun tabloid.

New reverberations in Rebekah Brooks case

2012-06-13 22:33

Rebekah Brooks, the former top aide to Rupert Murdoch and friend of British premier David Cameron, has been granted bail on charges relating to the phone-hacking scandal.

Ex-Murdoch editor Brooks charged

2012-05-15 13:08

British prosecutors have accused former Rupert Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks and five others of obstructing justice in the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

Murdoch flying to UK after Sun arrests

2012-02-12 14:25

Rupert Murdoch will fly to London to meet journalists at The Sun after five senior staff were arrested over bribery allegations.

Murdoch pays 7 phone hacking victims

2011-12-20 19:24

Rupert Murdoch's News International has paid out settlements to seven more prominent figures in the wake of the phone hacking scandal.

E-mails 'didn't show' widespread hacking

2011-12-13 20:07

A lawyer asked by News International to examine e-mails for evidence of phone hacking, has said he found no evidence that phone hacking was widespread.

Militants targeted by Murdoch's tabloid

2011-11-07 16:23

Prominent Islamic militants in London were targeted by a private investigator working for Rupert Murdoch's now-closed News of the World tabloid, according to data.

Murdoch to pay Milly's parents damages

2011-09-19 22:36

The owners of the now-defunct News of the World will pay about £3m to the family of the murdered girl at the centre of the phone hacking scandal in Britain.

Letter puts Murdoch denials in doubt

2011-08-17 09:46

Lawyers and former executives have cast fresh doubt on the denials made by Rupert and James Murdoch over Britain's phone hacking scandal.

No hacked stories here, says Daily Mail

2011-07-26 11:00

UK newspaper group Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) has not published any stories based on hacked messages, says its chief executive.

Phone-hack cops' work slammed

2011-07-20 11:01

UK lawmakers have accused the Metropolitan police of a "catalogue of failures" and "deplored" News International's attempts to "thwart" the phone-hacking probe, says a report.

Rupert Murdoch, a hands-on newspaperman

2011-07-19 12:14

Reports of Rupert Murdoch pressuring editors until their newspapers reflected his own political leanings are common - particularly at his tabloid publications.

Murdoch favourite Brooks buckles

2011-07-15 15:01

For Rebekah Brooks, or Rupert Murdoch's "fifth daughter", resigning as CEO of his British newspaper wing will mean leaving a family where she has spent most of her working life.

Replacement for Brooks announced

2011-07-15 13:03

Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, who has resigned amid the phone-hacking scandal will be replaced by Sky Italia chief executive Tom Mockridge, says News Corp.

News of the World readies last edition

2011-07-09 14:45

Journalists have readied the last edition of Britain's News of the World tabloid, as Britain's media establishment reels from a phone-hacking scandal.

Murdoch headed to UK to tackle crisis

2011-07-09 10:30

Rupert Murdoch will fly to London to deal with the escalating phone-hacking crisis engulfing his UK newspapers business, according to two people familiar with his plans.

UK tabloid apologises to Sienna Miller

2011-06-08 15:49

A British tabloid has formally apologised to actress Sienna Miller for hacking into her cellphone messages.

UK: Libel laws to be toughened

2010-02-24 18:04

A group of lawmakers have urged Britain's government to change plaintiff-friendly libel laws that encourage foreigners to bring cases to UK courts.

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