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PM ‘wouldn’t have hired Coulson, with hindsight’

Prime Minister David Cameron admitted on Wednesday that with hindsight, he would not have hired former News of the World editor Andy Coulson as his media chief. “People will of course make judgements about it. Of course I regret and I am extremely sorry about the furore it has caused,”…

Piers Morgan seeks apology over phone hacking claim

Former British tabloid editor Piers Morgan has demanded an apology from a lawmaker who made claims about him admitting to phone hacking, at the London hearing which quizzed Rupert Murdoch. In an angry on-air exchange, Morgan, who is now a celebrity interviewer for US television news network CNN, challenged Member…

LulzSec claims to have obtained trove of News Corp. emails

Online hacking group LulzSec said Monday night it had obtained a large cache of emails from the servers of News International, the News Corp. subsidiary which oversees global media baron Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers. Along with the emails, LulzSec said it had unearthed the email logins and passwords for News…

Murdoch aide Brooks ‘arrested’ in phone hack scandal

British police on Sunday reportedly arrested a former top aide to Rupert Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks, over the hacking scandal that has led to calls for the break-up of the media mogul’s empire in the country. Brooks, 43, who resigned on Friday as chief executive of Murdoch’s British newspaper wing on…

U.K. government and police face heat over Murdoch links

The British government and police faced fresh pressure over their ties to Rupert Murdoch on Saturday as the media mogul published apologies in national newspapers over the phone hacking scandal. A day after Murdoch lost two of his most senior executives, the crisis returned to haunt the British establishment with…

“We are sorry” says News Corp boss Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch issued a public apology on Saturday for the phone hacking row, as two of his top executives resigned over the crisis that has engulfed his media empire. The News Corp chief finally abandoned his attempts to protect Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the scandal-hit News of the World,…

Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks resigns amid furor

Rebekah Brooks, the embattled chief executive of media baron Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper operation, finally resigned on Friday after days of fierce pressure over the phone hacking scandal. The flame-haired Brooks, 43, a former editor of the scandal-shut News of the World tabloid, told staff that she felt a “deep…

Major News Corp. investor calls for Brooks to quit

LONDON — Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a major shareholder in Rupert Murdoch’s scandal-hit News Corp. organisation, on Thursday said under-fire executive Rebekah Brooks “had to go”. “For sure she has to go, you bet she has to go,” News Corp.’s second largest shareholder said of Brooks on BBC’s…

Police arrest former Murdoch executive

LONDON — Police on Thursday arrested another former News of the World executive in connection with the phone hacking scandal at the tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch, police and reports said. Several British media outlets identified the arrested man as Neil Wallis, 60, the former executive editor and deputy editor…

Murdoch due in Britain to tackle hacking crisis

Rupert Murdoch was heading to London on Saturday to take charge of dealing with the phone-hacking scandal at Britain’s News of the World tabloid, as journalists prepared the paper’s final edition. The News Corp. chief was expected to arrive in Britain on Sunday, a company source said, just days after…

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