LONDON - Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper business, authorised an illegal 4,000-pound payment for a picture of Prince William dressed as a "James Bond girl" and wearing a bikini, a London court was told on Thursday.
REUTERS - Rupert Murdoch and his wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, appeared before a Manhattan judge on Wednesday in a 10-minute hearing that cleared the way for ending their 14-year marriage.
LONDON - A former senior journalist at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World emailed then editor Andy Coulson telling him to sack the private eye who has since admitted carrying out phone-hacking for the paper, a British court was told on Wednesday.
LONDON - The name of Glenn Mulcaire, the man who had admitted carrying out phone-hacking for Rupert Murdoch's defunct British tabloid, the News of the World, was "generally known" at the paper, the trial of two of its former editors was told on Tuesday.
LONDON - Rebekah Brooks, a former editor of Britain's News of the World on trial for phone-hacking, had her own voicemail repeatedly targeted by the private investigator working for her newspaper, a court in London heard on Wednesday.
LONDON - A stunt double for Angelina Jolie had her phone hacked by a private eye working for a Rupert Murdoch British tabloid to gain information about the actress's relationship with Brad Pitt, a trial of two former editors heard on Tuesday.
LONDON - Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, former editors of Rupert Murdoch's now- World tabloid, had a six-year affair at the time their reporters hacked phone messages of politicians and royalty, court heard on Thursday.
LOS ANGELES - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was re-elected chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc despite protests from shareholder groups who sought to separate the chairman and chief executive positions of the family-dominated company.
LONDON - A former journalist at the Daily Mirror tabloid and a veteran editorial director at Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper are to be charged with making illegal payments to public officials, British prosecutors said on Tuesday.
LONDON/WASHINGTON - London police are actively investigating Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper business for possible criminal violations over allegations of phone-hacking and illegal payments to public officials by its journalists, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
LONDON - "It was the kind of place you get out of and you never want to go back again." That's how one former reporter describes the News of the World newsroom under editor Rebekah Brooks, the ferociously ambitious executive who ran the Sunday tabloid from 2000 to 2003. Full Article