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  • 500 hacking claims possible: News Corp lawyer June 2, 2012

    London: A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group says the company could face 500 lawsuits from victims of tabloid phone hacking -- far more than have so far been filed. Michael Silverleaf told a court hearing on Friday that "we are dealing with 500 claims, potentially" from people who say...
  • 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 quits as News Intl exec chairman February 29, 2012

    London: James Murdoch is stepping down as executive chairman of News Corp's UK newspaper arm, the company said on Wednesday. News Corp said James, the son of 80-year-old media scion Rupert Murdoch, has relinquished his position at News International to focus on the company's international TV business. He will remain deputy...
  • UK: Cherie Blair sues NOTW over phone hacking February 23, 2012

    London: The wife of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is suing Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper company over phone hacking, her lawyer said Wednesday. Cherie Blair was suing "in relation to the unlawful interception of her voicemails," lawyer Graham Atkins said in an email, making her one of the most high-profile...
  • Didn't read hacking email in full: James Murdoch December 14, 2011

    London: As inquiries continue at various levels into the phone-hacking row, News International chairman James Murdoch on Tuesday admitted that he had received an email in 2008 that detailed phone-hacking at the News of the World tabloid, but claimed he did not read it in full. The email is a key...
  • More than 800 people hacked by UK tabloid: Police December 11, 2011

    London: More than 800 people have had their telephones illegally hacked by the now-defunct News of the World tabloid, British police investigating the alleged practice said on Saturday. A statement by London's Metropolitan Police said 2,037 people had been contacted during the year-long investigation, of whom 803 are alleged victims of...
  • New evidence shows tabloid spied on Murdoch critic December 8, 2011

    London: Newly disclosed evidence in Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal confirmed on Wednesday that an outspoken critic of Rupert Murdoch was put under surveillance by his now defunct tabloid the News of The World. Lawmaker Tom Watson, who has led efforts to expose the extent of malpractice in Britain's newspaper industry,...
  • James Murdoch re-elected BSkyB chairman November 30, 2011

    London: James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, was on Tuesday re-elected chairman of British broadcaster BSkyB even though a fifth of shareholders voted against his reappointment. Several key shareholders of BSkyB voted against James Murdoch at the company's annual general meeting on Tuesday. News Corp, which owns...
  • UK phone hacking goes beyond NOTW November 21, 2011

    London: The phone-hacking story on Monday went beyond titles owned by Rupert Murdoch's News International with celebrity actor Hugh Grant alleging that the Mail on Sunday tabloid may have hacked his phone for information to be used in sensational stories. Deposing before the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, ethics and...
  • Signs of broader hacking at Murdoch newspaper November 16, 2011

    London: Evidence is growing that hacking of both telephone voice mail and email was pursued by journalists from Rupert Murdoch's News of the World for years after the arrests of a private detective and reporter who worked for the weekly tabloid. As recently as last week, News International, publisher of Murdoch's...
  • James Murdoch 'kept in dark' on hacking: reporter November 15, 2011

    London: News Corp's James Murdoch was "kept in the dark" about the scale of phone hacking at the News of the World by his subordinates who tried to manage the problem, the newspaper's former chief reporter said on Monday. Neville Thurlbeck has become a key figure in the scandal because he...
  • James Murdoch compared to a 'mafia boss' November 11, 2011

    London: James Murdoch, fighting for his career, held his line that he was innocent of covering up phone-hacking at the News of the World tabloid and blamed other former executives in a UK parliamentary hearing on Thursday. But the 38-year-old News Corp executive and son of media mogul Rupert had no...
  • James Murdoch to be grilled over NOTW scandal November 10, 2011

    London: News Corp's deputy chief James Murdoch on Thursday will appear before the British Parliament's Special Committee for a second round of questioning in connection with the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. Analysts say how James handles the questions on the corruption that took place at News International will determine...
  • 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...
  • Murdoch to pay 2 mn pounds to phone hacking victim October 22, 2011

    London: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News International has reached an agreement to pay 2 million pounds to the family of murdered teenager Milly Dowler, whose phone was hacked for information at the behest of the now defunct News of the World tabloid. Besides, Murdoch is personally donating 1 million pounds to...
  • British lawmaker grills News Corp CEO at event October 22, 2011

    Los Angeles: British lawmaker Tom Watson grilled News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch about covert surveillance techniques by company employees as News Corp held its first shareholders meeting following a phone-hacking scandal. More than 100 people demonstrated on Friday outside the lot of News Corp's Fox Studios. Watson asked Murdoch whether...
  • We knew of phone hacking back in 2002: UK police October 21, 2011

    London: Authorities knew that Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid had hacked into the phone of murdered teenager Milly Dowler nine years before the scandal over the practice exploded, an English police chief said on Thursday. Surrey Police Chief Constable Mark Rowley acknowledged that his force knew as far back...
  • New hacking victims emerge to sue News Corp October 6, 2011

    London: A raft of public figures and crime victims have launched new legal claims against Rupert Murdoch's News International over allegations of phone hacking, including a man whose wife and daughter were murdered in a hammer attack. A source familiar with the matter said around 60 claimants had now lodged cases...
  • Murdoch paper hacked minister's voice mail: report September 23, 2011

    London: Rupert Murdoch's News of the World hacked extensively into the voice mail of a minister in Britain's former Labour government, according to three people familiar with the matter. The unauthorized access to voice mails left for Denis MacShane in 2004 and 2005, as he served as Minister for Europe, is...
  • Pressure mounts on Murdoch family in hacking probe September 14, 2011

    London: Britain's parliament on Tuesday said it would recall Rupert Murdoch's son James to answer more questions in its probe into News Corp's hacking scandal and US shareholders raised the stakes in a legal battle with the company. The two moves reignited a long-running controversy that has already damaged the British...
  • NOTW: James Murdoch declines $ 6 mn bonus September 3, 2011

    New York: News Corp awarded Rupert Murdoch and his son James big compensation increases, though James declined his bonus, citing controversy over a phone hacking scandal at the UK newspaper unit that he oversees. The annual bonus, announced on Friday, would have bumped James Murdoch's compensation by 73 percent. His father...
  • UK police make another arrest in NOTW scandal September 3, 2011

    London: British police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the phone hacking scandal involving the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. Police say the man was arrested by appointment on Friday on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept voicemail messages. More than a dozen people have been arrested amid claims the newspaper...
  • New evidence points to a 4 year cover-up at NOTW August 18, 2011

    London: New evidence of hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World points to a four-year cover-up by the company, and intensifies focus on Prime Minister David Cameron's judgement in hiring an ex-editor who may now face criminal prosecution. A letter written in 2007 by ex-royal reporter Clive Goodman says former...
  • Murdoch's loss is other tabloids' gain August 13, 2011

    London: The circulation of British tabloids has shot up after media baron Rupert Murdoch closed down News of the World in July until then Britain's largest selling Sunday paper in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal, latest industry figures show. The Sunday Mirror picked up the most new customers with average...
  • Murdoch's dynastic dream slips from his grasp August 10, 2011

    London: It was one of many strange moments in a hearing rich in absurdity. As British lawmakers questioned Rupert Murdoch last month over whether his News of the World journalists broke the law by hacking into mobile phones, the 80-year-old Australian-born boss of media giant News Corporation began to reminiscence...
  • Cameron faces fresh fire over News Corp meetings July 22, 2011

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron came under renewed pressure to detail his relations with scandal-hit News Corp on Thursday and the spotlight fell on other newspaper groups when an official said police were reviewing their reporting methods. Facing the worst crisis of his premiership, Cameron appeared to have shored up his...
  • Murdoch's papers set to lose 2012 Olympics deal July 21, 2011

    London: Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers are set to lose exclusive access to British athletes ahead of the 2012 London Olympics after the phone hacking scandal that led to the closure of the News of the World. Team 2012, an initiative supporting British Olympians, had signed up News International as its official...
  • Whats trending: Wendi smacks down Murdoch's pie attacker July 21, 2011

    On Whats Trending, we bring to you how the wife of Rupert Murdoch, became an instant hit on the internet after she quickly came to Murdoch aid when he was attacked with a foam pie. ...