News International

  • James Murdoch severs all ties with UK newspapers March 24, 2012

    London: 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 is under scrutiny for his role in failing to uncover systematic illegal interception of phone calls at the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • James Murdoch to depose before MPs again November 9, 2011

    London: Amidst new revelations of rampant unethical news gathering practices at the News of the World, James Murdoch, chairman of News International, will appear before a key British parliamentary committee on Thursday to defend himself in the raging phone-hacking row. The list of unethical practices has grown longer with new revelations...
  • Phone hacking scandal engulfs more UK newspapers July 23, 2011

    London: Britain's phone-hacking scandal appeared to be spreading to newspaper titles beyond those owned by Rupert Murdoch, with fresh claims dragging the Mirror group into the mire of allegations of eavesdropping on celebrities. In a dramatic turn to the scandal, former journalists at the Mirror group said they witnessed phone hacking...