News Of The World

  • Princess Diana leaked royal directories to Murdoch tabloid, court hears March 14, 2014

    The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's now defunct British tabloid the News of the World told a court on Thursday the late Princess Diana had given him a directory of royal phone numbers to get back at her then husband Prince Charles. Clive Goodman said the confidential directory which contained...
  • Give Prince Harry a break over nude photo: Murdoch August 27, 2012

    London: Rupert Murdoch said Britain's Prince Harry should be given a break, days after his Sun tabloid added to the 27-year-old's embarrassment by printing pictures of him cavorting naked in Las Vegas, in defiance of appeals from Royal lawyers. "Prince Harry. Give him a break. He may be on the public...
  • UK phone-hacking: more newspapers under probe July 23, 2012

    London: Besides media baron Rupert Murdoch's now defunct News of the World, British papers Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Daily Star and Star on Sunday, have come under the scanner of the Scotland Yard for alleged payments made to prison guards for stories. Appearing before the Leveson Inquiry into ethics, culture...
  • Cameron messaged me 'lots of love', says Brooks May 12, 2012

    London: Known for using the internet and new media, British Prime Minister David Cameron somehow believed that 'LOL' meant 'Lots of Love' when sending texts to ex-editor of the News of the World Rebekah Brooks, until she enlightened him that it actually meant 'Laugh Out Loud'. Brooks, 43, who was arrested...
  • Our business will emerge stronger: Murdoch May 2, 2012

    London: Rupert Murdoch has reportedly told staffers at his UK newspapers that his business can emerge "better and stronger" following the phone-hacking scandal, even as a panel of British MPs on Monday branded the news baron "unfit" to run his global media empire. In his email shot to his employees in...
  • Murdoch unfit to lead the company: UK lawmakers May 1, 2012

    London: An influential group of British lawmakers say Rupert Murdoch is unfit to lead his global media empire, in a scathing report that says his company misled Parliament about the scale of phone hacking at one of its tabloids. Parliament's cross-party Culture, Media and Sport committee said on Tuesday that News...
  • Murdoch blames rogue tabloid for phone-hacking April 27, 2012

    London: Rupert Murdoch called his News of the World tabloid an "aberration" on Thursday, accusing journalists of hiding phone-hacking from himself, his son James and his protegee Rebekah Brooks, and said he wished he had shut it down sooner. "The News of the World, to be quite honest, was an aberration,...
  • Never asked a UK PM for anything: Murdoch April 25, 2012

    London: Rupert Murdoch batted away accusations on Wednesday that he used his vast media empire to play puppet master to a succession of British leaders, electrifying a media inquiry that has shaken faith in Prime Minister David Cameron's government. The 81-year-old media mogul's appearance is the high point in an inquiry...
  • 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...
  • Phone hacking: Cherie Blair sues Murdoch's company February 23, 2012

    London: Cherie Blair, barrister and wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, on Wednesday sued the now-defunct News of the World over hacking of her phone, joining a host of celebrities and others who have initiated legal proceedings against media baron Rupert Murdoch's company. Cherie's solicitor Graham Atkins confirmed a claim...
  • 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...
  • James Murdoch quits the boards of Sun, Times November 23, 2011

    London: James Murdoch has resigned from the boards of the companies that publish its British newspapers including the now-defunct News of the World tabloid at the center of the phone hacking sandal, regulatory filings show. The London Evening Standard newspaper said Murdoch would remain as chairman of the News International division,...
  • NOTW scandal: Murdoch blames staff for hacking November 10, 2011

    London: James Murdoch insisted on Thursday that he'd told the truth when he said he'd been kept in the dark about the culture of criminality at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. In comments to often-skeptical and occasionally hostile lawmakers, Murdoch said that his former subordinates were the ones who...
  • 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 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...
  • NOTW phone hacking: Now legal action in US September 23, 2011

    London: There was more bad news for media baron Rupert Murdoch on Friday as lawyers representing the murdered British teenager Milly Dowler said they would soon launch legal action against News Corp in the United States. It was the report that 13-year-old Dowler's phone was tapped allegedly at the behest of...
  • Former executives challenge Murdochs' testimony September 7, 2011

    London: Four former News International executives challenged statements made to Parliament by their bosses, Rupert and James Murdoch, with one saying on Tuesday that the media mogul wrongly blamed outside lawyers for improperly investigating his company's phone hacking scandal. Jonathan Chapman, the former director of legal affairs with News International, said...
  • Cop probing UK phone-hacking scandal arrested August 20, 2011

    London: In a fresh development in Britain's phone hacking scandal, a police officer has been arrested in relation to leaks during investigation into the unethical news gathering practices at the now defunct News of the World tabloid. The 51-year-old detective constable was arrested while at work and bailed as part of...
  • 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...
  • News Corp investors face long odds over hacking August 13, 2011

    New York: News Corp shareholders angry over the hacking scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate face an uphill fight trying to hold company executives and directors responsible in court. In the nearly six weeks since the scandal erupted, shareholders have seen roughly $ 5 billion of market value disappear -...
  • NOTW scandal: Police arrests another journalist August 10, 2011

    London: Greg Miskiw, former news editor of the now defunct News of the World, was arrested on Wednesday by the Scotland Yard team investigating phone-hacking at newspaper titles owned by Rupert Murdoch's News International. Miskiw, 61, was arrested on suspicion of phone hacking, Scotland Yard said. He was arrested after visiting...
  • James Murdoch asked to clarify hacking testimony July 30, 2011

    London: British lawmakers on Friday demanded that James Murdoch clarify why testimony he gave to a parliamentary committee probing the phone hacking scandal conflicted with a statement from two former executives. Murdoch, deputy chief operating officer of media giant News Corp., and his father, tycoon Rupert Murdoch, testified about the widening...
  • James Murdoch confirmed as BSkyB chairman July 29, 2011

    London: James Murdoch was unanimously confirmed as chairman by BSkyB's board, winning a reprieve from a phone-hacking scandal that threatens to draw him into multiple investigations, two sources briefed on the board meeting told Reuters. Thursday's meeting of the BSkyB board was its first since the crisis forced News Corp to...
  • BSkyB board faces decisions on chairman, dividend July 28, 2011

    London: The board of British Sky Broadcasting meets on Thursday, facing a possible decision about the position of its chairman, James Murdoch, after he became embroiled in the phone hacking scandal. It's the first board meeting since Rupert Murdoch's News Corp abandoned a takeover bid for BSkyB because of the scandal...
  • HCL asked for Murdoch group details July 26, 2011

    London: The Home Affairs Committee of the House of Commons has asked Indian IT major HCL Technologies to provide information about its relationship with Rupert Murdoch's News International, which has been the focus of the phone-hacking controversy in Britain. Keith Vaz, chairman of the committee that has been in the forefront...
  • Murdoch scandal reporter gets book deal July 26, 2011

    New York: The newspaper reporter who spent years investigating phone hacking claims in Rupert Murdoch's media empire has won a book deal. The Guardian reporter Nick Davies has been signed to write an authoritative account of the News Corp. scandal for Faber and Faber Inc. Financial compensation wasn't disclosed. The book, to...
  • News Corp's UK political meetings to be documented July 26, 2011

    London: Ministers in Britain's coalition government, criticised for being too close to Rupert Murdoch's scandal-hit News Corp, face more scrutiny this week when details of their meetings with the company's executives are published. News Corp executive James Murdoch is also under pressure over his handling of a phone-hacking scandal that has...
  • BSkyB chair James Murdoch backed by investor July 24, 2011

    London: A leading investor in BSkyB said he backs James Murdoch staying as chairman of the pay-TV firm despite politicians questioning his suitability, the Telegraph newspaper web site reported on Saturday. Crispin Odey, head of hedge fund Odey Asset Management, which holds around 2.7 per cent of BSkyB's shares, told the...
  • UK lawmaker asks police to investigate Murdoch July 23, 2011

    London: News Corp executive James Murdoch could face a police investigation into claims he gave "mistaken" testimony to Britain's parliament this week, deepening the legal crisis that has engulfed the Murdoch family's media empire. Prime Minister David Cameron, criticised for his close ties to senior figures at News Corp, said that...