Ex-editor Coulson gets 18 months for hacking

2014-07-04 14:16

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, a onetime aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for hacking.

Press rivals claim victory over phone-hacking verdicts

2014-06-25 11:37

Britain's press was split over the verdicts in the phone-hacking trial, with the Rupert Murdoch press focussing on Rebekah Brooks's acquittal, and its rivals on Andy Coulson's conviction.

Ex-UK tabloid editor convicted of phone hacking

2014-06-24 14:57

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been convicted of phone hacking, but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted after a month long trial centring on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire.

News of the World security head 'burned stuff'

2014-01-20 23:30

The former head of security at News of the World has said on the day the tabloid was closed down, he had dug a hole and "burned stuff", a court heard.

News of the World editors were lovers

2013-10-31 22:26

The two most prominent defendants in Britain's phone-hacking trial, former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, had a six-year affair, prosecutors say.

UK police probe phone-hacking at news publisher

2013-09-12 15:02

The publisher of Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper says that it is being investigated for alleged phone-hacking by former staff.

UK police arrest 6 in new hacking probe

2013-02-14 19:52

British police have arrested six former News of the World journalists in a new probe into alleged phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's now-closed tabloid, Scotland Yard said.

Newscorp lied, hacked to get scoops

2012-01-23 21:46

News of the World journalists used phone hacking, harassment and lies to secure scoops on missing British schoolgirl Milly Dowler, police say.

Ex-crime reporter arrested in UK

2011-12-15 21:18

Scotland Yard has arrested former News of the World crime editor Lucy Panton as part of the investigation into police corruption.

Phone hacking a regular tool, inquiry told

2011-11-29 21:56

A former News of the World journalist has made a rare, robust defece of phone hacking, telling an ethics inquiry that eavesdropping on voicemails is a "perfectly acceptable tool".

Private eye delivers hacking names

2011-08-27 08:44

A private detective jailed for intercepting voicemail messages on behalf of a journalist at one of Rupert Murdoch's tabloids has given lawyers the names of the people he says ordered him to do so.

Ex-editor arrested in phone hacking

2011-08-10 17:49

London police have arrested a 61-year-old man, a former news editor at the News of the World, in connection with the ongoing investigation into electronic eavesdropping of voice mail messages.

UK cops extend phone-hacking probe

2011-07-30 08:02

British police investigating phone hacking at the News of the World are set to extend their probe into claims that computers were hacked, in a fresh threat to Rupert Murdoch's embattled empire.

British hacking scandal deepens

2011-07-29 09:03

The phone-hacking scandal that stunned Britain and rocked Rupert Murdoch's media empire has deepened as an inquiry into the affair opens.

News Corp, ministers meetings made public

2011-07-26 18:56

The British government has made public details of ministers' meetings with News Corp chiefs who are accused of undue influence.

More British papers under fire

2011-07-24 08:50

Phone-hacking allegations have spread beyond the felled News of the World to other British tabloids, though the claims have been strongly denounced by their proprietors.

Cameron pledges SA trade surge

2011-07-18 12:18

British Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain and SA are committed to doubling bilateral trade by 2015.

Brooks resigns in wake of scandal

2011-07-15 11:15

Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch’s most senior newspaper executive in Britain, has resigned as CEO of News International after a phone-hacking scandal.

Cameron names judge for hacking inquiry

2011-07-13 18:00

Britain's prime minister David Cameron has appointed former Crown Court prosecutor lord justice Brian Leveson as the head of the News Corp phone hackings inquiry.

UK parties to unite against News Corp bid

2011-07-12 18:23

Britain’s coalition government will vote in favour of a Labour opposition parliamentary motion calling on News Corp to withdraw its bid for pay TV operator BSkyB.

Embattled News Corp to repurchase stock

2011-07-12 15:30

News Corp, whose shares have plunged in the wake of a phone-hacking scandal, has announced a $5bn stock repurchase.

Tabloid's staff take crossword revenge

2011-07-11 14:25

Disgruntled staff at the doomed News of the World have taken out cerebral revenge on their former bosses with a series of pointed clues and answers in the newspaper's final ever crosswords.

British police raid Daily Star offices

2011-07-08 17:55

British police raided the Daily Star paper offices after arresting one of the newspaper's journalists who was jailed in 2007 for phone hacking while working for News of the World.

Murdoch advertisers get cold feet

2011-07-06 12:16

Growing numbers of companies are reviewing their advertising policies in Britain's News of the World because of hacking allegations against it.


Judge in phone-hacking trial criticises Cameron

2014-06-25 22:13

The judge in the British phone-hacking trial has criticised Prime Minister David Cameron for not waiting until all verdicts were in before commenting on Andy Coulson.

Key moments in Britain's phone-hacking scandal

2014-06-24 16:45

As jury returns verdicts, here is a look at the key moments in Britain's tabloid phone-hacking scandal.

Coulson denies having heard hacked voicemails

2014-04-22 17:05

David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson told the court he had not listened to hacked voicemail messages that exposed an affair between Sienna Miller and Daniel Craig.

Shocking truth about Jude Law's family member revealed in court

2014-01-28 09:19

Jude Law has revealed he was unaware that a close family member allegedly sold stories about him to the tabloid press until he heard it in court.

News bosses warned could 'end up in jail'

2013-11-21 23:08

The former royal reporter on Rupert Murdoch's defunct News of the World had warned that senior figures on the paper would end up in jail if payments to police officers were discovered.

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.

UK jails two officers for selling stories

2013-03-28 10:06

A former policeman and a prison officer have been jailed for selling information to Britain's biggest-circulation newspaper The Sun.

Ex-tabloid editor's gift horse has a kick

2012-02-28 19:36

The ex-News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks 'fostered' a London police horse insisting it was not a gift horse.

Another UK tabloid claims possible hacking

2012-01-16 15:41

The editor of Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid says it's possible illegal phone hacking took place at the newspaper.

UK reporter defends David Beckham story

2011-12-13 07:16

The former chief reporter on Britain's News of the World tabloid has defended a story alleging David Beckham had an affair.

16th arrest in UK hacking saga

2011-09-07 12:28

British police say they have arrested a 16th suspect in their investigation of phone hacking at the now-defunct tabloid News of the World.

UK cops arrest Hollywood reporter over hacking

2011-08-18 15:42

British police investigating a phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's defunct News of the World have arrested a senior Hollywood reporter at the tabloid, James Desborough.

Paul McCartney speaks out on hacking

2011-08-05 22:31

Former Beatle Paul McCartney is considering contacting police after allegations that phone messages he left with his former wife, Heather Mills, had been hacked, reports say.

BSkyB dishes out $1.6bn to calm investors

2011-07-29 11:20

BSkyB hands out £1bn to placate investors who lost out after News Corp bowed to public fury over a hacking scandal and dropped a bid to take full control of the broadcaster.

British phone-hacking inquiry opens

2011-07-28 16:56

The public inquiry into Britain's phone hacking scandal has opened, with judge Brian Leveson and his six-strong panel holding their first official meeting.

News Corp's political meetings unveiled

2011-07-25 18:41

The British government is to publish details of ministerial meetings with News Corp chiefs in a bid to dispel claims the firm wielded undue influence.

UK phone-hacking scandal widens

2011-07-22 08:14

Pressure has intensified on Rupert Murdoch's media empire after his son James was accused of misleading British MPs while rival newspapers also became embroiled in the phone-hacking scandal.

Murdoch apologises for hurt caused

2011-07-15 18:11

News Corp chief executive Rupert Murdoch has written a personal apology to be published in British newspapers for the hurt suffered by people targeted by phone-hackings.

Murdochs refuse to go before UK parliament

2011-07-14 17:34

Rupert Murdoch has refused a demand from Britain’s parliament to answer questions over alleged crimes at News of the World, leaving a senior executive to face the lawmakers.

News Corp backs down from BSkyB bid

2011-07-13 15:33

News Corp has withdrawn a takeover bid for BSkyB ahead of a vote by MPs calling for it to do so after a phone-hacking scandal.

Labour urges vote on Murdoch BSkyB bid

2011-07-12 16:23

Britain's opposition Labour Party says it will ask parliament to support a motion calling on News Corp to withdraw its bid for BSkyB.

Murdoch urged to rethink BSkyB bid

2011-07-11 16:52

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called on Rupert Murdoch to reconsider his bid for BSkyB after a phone-hacking scandal at one of his newspapers.

Murdered girl's family meets UK minister

2011-07-11 12:39

The family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler has met with Britain's deputy prime minister to discuss their concerns about her phone being hacked by the News of the World.

News of the World to shut Sunday

2011-07-07 18:38

Britain's News of the World tabloid will print its last ever edition on Sunday following a scandal over phone hacking, owner Rupert Murdoch's son James Murdoch says.

Jolie, Pitt awarded damages

2010-07-22 18:05

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have accepted an undisclosed amount of damages after suing a tabloid newspaper that had claimed they were separating.

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