Britain's loss-making Guardian paper, which has led the exposure of a phone-hacking scam at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid, is to hike its cover price by 20 per cent, making it the country's most expensive newspaper.
Scotland Yard investigators have cryptic financial records corroborating suspicions that former News of the World editor Andy Coulson knew about illegal payments to police officers, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Rupert Murdoch and his son James apologised to the British parliament on Tuesday over a hacking scandal that has engulfed News Corp , but the veteran media mogul denied he was ultimately responsible for "this fiasco".
Murdoch senior said h
David Cameron defended his handling on Monday of a corruption scandal around Rupert Murdoch's media empire which has swept away Britain's top police chief and raised questions about the prime minister's own future.
At a news conference in
Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the News of the World and a favoured lieutenant of Rupert Murdoch, was arrested on Sunday as part of an investigation into allegations of phone hacking and bribing police, sources familiar with the situation said.&
Rupert Murdoch said sorry on Friday to victims of criminal phone hacking by one of his tabloids after confidante Rebekah Brooks quit as head of the British newspaper arm of his News Corp media empire.
Moving to get ahead of a scandal washi
Allegations that former British prime minister Gordon Brown was a target of illegal data gathering by Rupert Murdoch's newspapers piled pressure on the media baron as he tried to prevent investors pulling out of his News Corp empire.
In a moment of celebration tinged with sorrow and no little anger, the staff of Britain's best-selling News of the World tabloid cheered as they left their offices on Saturday for the last time.
Reporters, editors and production staff walk
A former senior aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron faced arrest on Friday over his alleged role in a phone-hacking scandal that prompted Rupert Murdoch to close Britain's biggest selling Sunday newspaper.
The scandal has
The scandal rocking Rupert Murdoch's media empire deepened on Thursday with claims that his top-selling British Sunday tabloid hacked in to the phones of relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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