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Former News of the World journalist admits hacking Daniel Craig’s phone

A former News of the World journalist told a British court on Tuesday how he used phone-hacking to find out about an affair between James Bond star Daniel Craig and the actress Sienna Miller. Dan Evans, who has pleaded guilty to hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct tabloid and its…

Phone-hacking trial of Murdoch protégé Rebekah Brooks opens in London

The first trial from the phone-hacking scandal that sank Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World opened on Monday with his key aide Rebekah Brooks and the prime minister’s former media chief Andy Coulson in the dock. They are among eight defendants facing a jury for the first time over the…

News of the World phone-hack scandal claimed 5,800 victims

LONDON — Almost 5,800 victims are now thought to have been targeted in the phone-hacking scandal at the now defunct News of the World tabloid, police said Thursday. Officers from Operation Weeting, the body set up to investigate the affair, believe that 5,795 people may have had their voicemail messages…

Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor, sues Murdoch newspaper group

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson is suing part of News International after it stopped paying his legal fees, his lawyers have said. Coulson — who was also a former aide to Prime Minister David Cameron — was arrested on July 8 on suspicion of phone hacking and…

16th arrest in phone hacking probe

British police investigating phone hacking at the now defunct News of the World tabloid said Wednesday they had arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of conspiring to intercept voicemail messages. The man, who was not named, was arrested at his home shortly before 6am (0500 GMT) before being taken to…

British PM’s top aide was on News Corp. payroll while working for government

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, at the centre of phone hacking claims, was still being paid by the tabloid’s owners while employed as the Conservative Party’s media chief, the BBC said. Coulson received several hundred thousand pounds in severance pay after he began work in July 2007…

Reporter claimed News Corp. phone hacking was ‘widely discussed’ at meetings

A letter sent to top News Corporation officials in 2007 (PDF), published Tuesday by the British Parliament, accuses high ranking executives and other journalists at the now-defunct News of the World of actively discussing phone hacking efforts during editorial meetings, and calls into question the testimony of Rupert and James…

Ex-Murdoch executive arrested over hacking

Police have arrested a former news editor of the defunct News of the World on suspicion of phone hacking, the latest executive from the paper to face questioning over the scandal. Greg Miskiw, 61, was arrested at a London police station yesterday, a police source said, the 12th person detained…

Labour Party urges British PM Cameron to ‘come clean’ in hacking scandal

LONDON — Labour challenged Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday to “come clean” over his links with the Murdoch media empire, reviving pressure on the government over phone hacking. In letters to Cameron and senior ministers, Labour asks dozens of questions about the premier’s decision to hire Andy Coulson, a…

British publisher Trinity Mirror launches internal review

LONDON — Trinity Mirror, one of Britain’s largest newspaper publishers, said Tuesday it was conducting an internal review of its editorial controls following the phone-hacking scandal. However, a spokesman insisted that the review was not an investigation, nor was it in response to any allegations against the group’s newspapers, which…

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