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  • Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

    Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he hadn't known at the time that the practice was illegal.

  • Reporter: Editor Coulson set up hacking payments

    A former News of the World reporter who was convicted of phone hacking told a British court Wednesday that the tabloid's editor, Andy Coulson, authorized payments for the illegal eavesdropping.

  • Andy Coulson arrives at The Old Bailey law court in London on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Former News of the World national newspaper editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are on trial along with several others on charges relating to the hacking of phones and bribing officials while they were employed at the now closed tabloid paper.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Tabloid reporter says Coulson knew about hacking

    A tabloid reporter who has pleaded guilty to phone hacking said Tuesday that he played the News of the World's editor a hacked voicemail left for actor Daniel Craig by actress Sienna Miller, with whom he was having an affair.

  • British actor Jude Law arrives at The Old Bailey law court in to give evidence at the phone hacking trial in London, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Former News of the World national newspaper editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are, along with several others, on trial for charges relating to the hacking of phones and bribing officials while they were employed at the now closed tabloid paper.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Journalist admits phone hacking for Sunday Mirror

    A former tabloid journalist told Britain's phone hacking trial on Monday that he intercepted voicemails with the knowledge of senior executives - not just at the now-defunct News of the World, whose employees are standing trial, but at the rival Sunday Mirror.

  • ** FILE ** Rebekah Brooks arrives at The Old Bailey law court in London, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Former News of the World national newspaper editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are due to go on trial Monday, along with several others, on charges of hacking phones and bribing officials while at the now closed tabloid paper. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    U.K. phone-hacking trial opens for top Murdoch aides

    The trial of two former top editors of Rupert Murdoch's defunct News of the World began Monday with the selection of a jury to hear the complex and high-profile case sparked by a tabloid phone-hacking scandal that has shaken Murdoch's media empire and tarnished the image of British journalism.

  • **FILE** Andy Coulson, former chief communications adviser for British Prime Minister David Cameron and former editor of the News of the World, is seen here in London on Aug. 16, 2012, after appearing in Westminster Magistrates Court on phone hacking charges. (Associated Press)

    2 ex-confidants of British PM face bribery charges

    Two former confidants of Britain's prime minister have been charged with conspiring to pay public officials in exchange for stories and information — the latest development in the country's establishment-shaking scandal over media malfeasance.

  • 2 ex-David Cameron confidants face bribery charges

    Two former confidants of Britain's prime minister have been charged with conspiring to pay public officials in exchange for stories and information _ the latest development in the country's establishment-shaking scandal over media malfeasance.

  • 2 ex-confidants of British PM face bribery charges

    Two former confidants of Britain's prime minister have been charged with conspiring to pay public officials in exchange for stories and information _ the latest development in the country's establishment-shaking scandal over media malfeasance.

  • Rebekah Brooks, the former chief of News Corp.'s British operations, leaves the Old Bailey court in London on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Mrs. Brooks was in court to face charges connected to the phone-hacking scandal that rocked Rupert Murdoch's media empire. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Trial date set for ex-News Corp. journalists in U.K. phone-hacking case

    Rebekah Brooks, the former chief of News Corp.'s British newspapers, and Andy Coulson, the ex-communications chief for Prime Minister David Cameron, will face trial next September over allegations linked to phone hacking.

  • ** FILE ** This Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, file photo, shows News Corp.'s headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Phone hack charges may add to fallout for British PM

    Britain's phone hacking scandal entered a new and expanded criminal phase Tuesday, with charges brought against two former members of Prime Minister David Cameron's inner circle over a campaign of illegal espionage that has rocked the country's establishment.

  • UK: PM's ex-aide charged in hacking scandal

    British authorities on Tuesday charged an ex-aide to the prime minister, a former protege of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and six others in the ever-widening phone hacking scandal, accusing them of key roles in a campaign of illegal espionage that victimized hundreds of people including top celebrities Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

  • Phone hack charges may add to fallout for Brit PM

    Britain's phone hacking scandal entered a new and expanded criminal phase Tuesday, with charges brought against two former members of Prime Minister David Cameron's inner circle over a campaign of illegal espionage that has rocked the country's establishment.

  • **FILE** British Prime Minister David Cameron (Associated Press)

    U.K.'s Cameron to face media ethics inquiry

    British media ethics inquiry said Friday that Prime Minister David Cameron will give evidence next week, amid questions over his ties to a number of suspects in the country's tabloid phone hacking scandal.

  • ** FILE ** Andy Coulson, former editor of the News of the World tabloid and former director of communications for British Prime Minister David Cameron, arrives at the High Court in London on Thursday, May 10, 2012, to appear at the Leveson inquiry into the media phone-hacking scandaL. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    Ex-Cameron aide detained over alleged perjury

    The former top media adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron was detained Wednesday on suspicion of perjury in the trial of a flamboyant ex-Scottish lawmaker — the latest case tied to allegations of wrongdoing by British tabloid newspapers.

  • Ex-tabloid editor loses hacking fees legal fight

    The former editor of the News of the World has lost a legal bid to make the owner of the now-defunct newspaper pay his legal bills.

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