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UK PM's ex-media chief, friend charged over hacking

Prime Minister David Cameron's ex-media chief and Rupert Murdoch's former UK newspaper boss are to be charged with phone-hacking offences in the most significant development in a scandal that has rocked Britain's establishment.


Murdoch Inquiry Extends to Cellphone Theft

The phone hacking investigation of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid newspapers in Britain has broadened to include allegations that information was obtained from stolen cellphones, a senior police officer told a judicial inquiry Monday.


U.K. May Charge 11 in Phone Hacking Case

British prosecutors said they're considering criminal charges against 11 people in connection with a long-running police investigation into illegal newsgathering tactics at News Corp.'s British newspapers.


James Murdoch severs all ties with UK newspapers

James Murdoch

James Murdoch has severed all ties with News Corp's British newspaper business, which is at the centre of multiple investigations over phone and computer hacking and bribery, according to regulatory filings.


Murdoch's company settles phone hacking lawsuits

Rupert Murdoch's News International has settled nearly all cases in the first wave of phone hacking lawsuits brought against his company.


British police make new arrest in phone-hacking scandal

Police investigating Britain's phone-hacking scandal made another arrest Friday, keeping up the pressure on Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Officers from Scotland Yard arrested a 47-year-old woman early Friday morning in Essex, a county just east of London. Police said she was the 17th person to be arrested as part of Operation Weeting, the official investigation into phone hacking.

Senh: This crackdown actually has name now - Operation Weeting.


NoW phone-hacking claims settled

Seven public figures have settled their claims against News of the World publisher News Group over phone hacking, News International says. They include former Lib Dem MP Mark Oaten, TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson and celebrities Abi Titmuss and Calum Best. The others were theatrical agent Michelle Milburn, Paul Dadge, who helped survivors of the 7/7 bombings, and former Army officer James Hewitt.

Senh: No wonder no names were mentioned in the headline. I haven't heard of any of those public figures.


James Murdoch resigns from UK newspaper boards

James Murdoch resigns from UK newspaper boards

James Murdoch has resigned from the boards of the companies that publish its British newspapers including the now-defunct News of the World tabloid at the center of the phone hacking sandal, regulatory filings show.


Lawyer: Phone hacking legal action to begin in US

A lawyer for many of Britain's phone hacking victims said Friday that legal action would be launched in the United States against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.


James Murdoch knew of wider phone hacking, ex-colleagues say

James Murdoch was aware that another News of the World reporter was seemingly implicated in illegal tapping, despite his statements to the contrary, say two top executives of the now-defunct newspaper. Media executive James Murdoch knew of a damaging piece of evidence three years ago that phone hacking was practiced by more than one reporter at the News of the World tabloid, despite his statements to the contrary, two of his former colleagues said Tuesday.


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