Andy Coulson

  • UK PM's ex-media chief Coulson jailed for Murdoch tabloid hacking July 4, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson was jailed for 18 months on Friday for being complicit in widespread phone-hacking by journalists to obtain scoops at the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid he edited. Coulson, editor of the now defunct News of the World newspaper from 2003-2007, was convicted...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 24, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Murdoch protege Rebekah Brooks cleared of all hacking charges in UK trial June 25, 2014

    London: Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of News Corp's British newspaper arm, was found not guilty on Tuesday by a London court of being part of an illegal conspiracy at a Rupert Murdoch tabloid to hack into phones and make illegal payments. Brooks was accused of being complicit in journalists' hacking...
  • Phone hacking: Aides of Murdoch, Cameron charged July 24, 2012

    London: Key former aides of media baron Rupert Murdoch and Prime Minister David Cameron were on Tuesday charged with criminal conspiracy to hack into phones of individuals and other charges, taking the year-long phone-hacking row to a new level. Rebekah Brooks, Murdoch's high-profile former aide and editor of the News of...
  • UK: Ex-Cameron aide arrested, charged with perjury May 31, 2012

    London: The former top media adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron was arrested and charged with perjury on Wednesday in the trial of a flamboyant ex-Scottish lawmaker - the latest case tied to allegations of wrongdoing by British tabloid newspapers. Andy Coulson, 44, was detained by Scottish police at his home...
  • James Murdoch's BSkyB exit puts Rupert in firing line April 5, 2012

    London: James Murdoch's exit from the chairmanship of BSkyB moves his father Rupert into the firing line in Britain, just as an inquiry into a phone-hacking scandal turns its focus on his peculiar influence in the country. Rupert Murdoch, News Corp's chief executive, is due to appear before a judge-led inquiry...
  • James Murdoch's make or break day in Parliament November 10, 2011

    New York/ London: James Murdoch is about to face his day of reckoning. The News Corp deputy chief operating officer will appear before a special committee of Britain's parliament on Thursday for a second round of questioning about a phone-hacking scandal at his company's now-defunct News of the World tabloid. According...
  • New details show NOTW phone hacking was rampant November 9, 2011

    London: Hacking of phones of individuals at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World was conducted on an "industrial scale", according to new revelations made on Tuesday, putting more pressure on his media empire in Britain and elsewhere. Covert surveillance was conducted not only of the murdered teenager Milly Dowler, but the...
  • About 6000 possible phone hack victims: UK Police November 4, 2011

    London: British police increased their estimate on Thursday of potential phone hacking victims of the News of the World tabloid to 5,795 people. The acknowledgment that hundreds of potential victims had been missed by police is a further embarrassment for London's police force, whose reputation has been tarnished by its...
  • Ex-Cameron aide arrested in UK hacking scandal July 9, 2011

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief and an ex-royal reporter were arrested on Friday in a phone hacking and police corruption scandal that has already toppled a major tabloid and rattled the cozy relationship between British politicians and the powerful Murdoch media empire. The 168-year-old muckraking tabloid News of...
  • Ex-aide arrested, Cameron vows media reform July 9, 2011

    London: Police arrested David Cameron's former spokesman on Friday over the scandal that has shut down Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, forcing the prime minister to defend his judgment while promising new controls on the British press. As Cameron fielded hostile questions over why he had hired the paper's former...