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.

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.

Brooks denies knowledge of phone-hack of murdered girl

2014-02-25 18:17

Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World newspaper, has denied knowing anything about the 2002 hacking of the mobile phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.

News Corp's Rebekah Brooks finally testifies

2014-02-20 15:26

The jury trying Rebekah Brooks over phone-hacking charges have been told not to hold her role as a former Rupert Murdoch editor with huge influence against her as she finally takes the stand.

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.

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 detective on trial over phone hacking

2013-01-07 22:03

A senior British counter-terrorism detective has committed a "gross breach" of public trust by trying to sell information to Rupert Murdoch's News of the World.

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.

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.

Journalist, policeman held in UK hacking

2012-08-07 15:38

British police have arrested a journalist and a policeman for alleged corruption as a result of information provided by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, says Scotland Yard.

Murdoch aides to be charged

2012-07-24 12:40

Prime Minister David Cameron's ex-media chief Andy Coulson and Rupert Murdoch’s former UK newspaper boss Rebekah Brooks are to be charged with phone-hacking offences.

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.

Brooks gets bail over phone hacking

2012-06-13 15:02

Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of News International, has appeared in court on charges of attempting to cover up evidence of tabloid phone-hacking and has been granted bail.

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 exec Brooks arrested for second time

2012-03-13 12:48

Sky News reports police have again arrested Rebekah Brooks, former News of the World editor and a close Rupert Murdoch associate, in a phone-hacking probe.

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.

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".

Humbled Murdoch denies responsibility

2011-07-19 19:17

Rupert Murdoch says he has faced "the most humble day of his life" but denies ultimate responsibility for the phone-hacking scandal as the media mogul and his son faced a grilling from British lawmakers.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Rebekah Brooks tells of intimate relations

2014-02-21 19:34

Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers, denied having a six-year affair with fellow editor Andy Coulson but said they did have periods of physical intimacy.

Phone hacking trial reveals shenanigans

2013-11-25 16:52

Rebekah Brooks, then boss of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper group, arranged to meet Andy Coulson days before he resigned as David Cameron's media chief over alleged phone-hacking.

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.

Hacking scandal: Brooks pleads not guilty

2013-06-05 14:03

Rebekah Brooks, a former executive to Rupert Murdoch and a close friend of Prime Minister David Cameron, has pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal behaviour during her time at two tabloids.

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.

UK lawmakers warn against muzzling press

2012-11-28 15:00

More than 80 British lawmakers have warned against state regulation of newspapers as Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to receive a key report into the phone-hacking scandal.

Ex-Murdoch aide given £7m pay-off

2012-10-16 08:19

Former newspaper chief Rebekah Brooks received a pay-off of more than £7m following her resignation from News International last year, says the Financial Times.

Brooks in court over phone hacking

2012-09-03 13:00

Rebekah Brooks, a former Rupert Murdoch executive, has appeared in court accused of conspiring to hack the phones of a murdered schoolgirl and hundreds of other high-profile victims.

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.

Ex-Murdoch aide in court

2012-06-22 18:55

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers, has appeared in court in connection with charges of covering up the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

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.

UK politicians, media had 'incestuous' ties

2012-05-16 20:08

Britain's politicians and its powerful media were uncomfortably close while Tony Blair ran the country, a former UK minister says.

Rebekah Brooks lays bare ties to UK elite

2012-05-11 13:01

Prime Minister David Cameron is among top politicians who sent sympathetic messages to Rebekah Brooks when she resigned as chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper group, she says.

Cameron admits riding gift horse

2012-03-02 18:02

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says he did ride the police horse that had been entrusted into the care of ex-News International chief Rebekah Brooks and her husband.

News Corp makes more hacking settlements

2012-02-08 16:13

The British newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has reached settlements with 15 more prominent people.

UK chancellor met Murdoch execs 16 times

2011-07-26 19:42

Britain's finance minister, George Osborne, has met executives from Rupert Murdoch companies 16 times since the general election in May 2010, records show.

Murdoch woes grow after Brooks' arrest

2011-07-17 16:59

British police have arrested Rebekah Brooks, a former top aide to Rupert Murdoch, casting doubt over her appearance before lawmakers this week to answer questions about the phone-hacking scandal.

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.

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.

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.

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