British prosecutors have charged a former aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron and a close confidant of media baron Rupert Murdoch with illegal eavesdropping on voice mail, authorities said Tuesday.
A former Rupert Murdoch newspaper editor who became a spokesman for British Prime Minister David Cameron told a probe into the British press that he did not know about phone hacking while he was editor.
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's e-mail may have been hacked by private investigators working for British newspapers when he was the country's top finance official, the Independent newspaper reported Monday.
Police in London have applied for a court order under the Official Secrets Act to try to force the Guardian newspaper to reveal confidential sources who have provided information on the phone-hacking scandal.
Hugh Grant and J.K. Rowling are among dozens of celebrities given permission to participate in a top-level inquiry into phone hacking by British journalists, the judge leading the investigation said Wednesday.
News International chief executive James Murdoch is to be recalled to testify before a parliamentary committee over a phone-hacking scandal involving journalists at the now defunct News of the World newspaper, a spokesman for the panel said Tuesday.
Four top British police officers will not face further police investigation in connection with an inquiry into phone hacking by journalists, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said Wednesday.
Phone hacking was "widely discussed" at News of the World, the royal correspondent jailed and sacked for the practice wrote in 2007, according to documents released Tuesday by a Parliament committee investigating the scandal.
Prime Minister David Cameron told British lawmakers during a heated session Wednesday that if he had known then what he knows now about his one-time communications director, former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, he would not have hired him.
Investigators have found no sign of foul play in the death of a man identified as the whistleblower behind the scandal surrounding media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News International, British police announced Tuesday.
Accusations that journalists at Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers hacked into the phones of politicians, celebrities and unwitting people caught up in the news -- including child murder victims -- have severely bruised his media empire.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will cut short his trip to South Africa to deal with the nation's phone-hacking scandal, his office confirmed Monday -- another day of dizzying developments that also saw a second top police official resign and the announcement of a broader police corruption probe.
Rupert Murdoch apologized to the British public with full-page advertisements in seven national newspapers Saturday, a day after two senior executives resigned over a phone hacking scandal that has engulfed his media empire.
The scandal that brought down Britain's biggest Sunday newspaper widened Monday with allegations that journalists from other News International papers improperly obtained personal information about former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Media magnate Rupert Murdoch flew into London Sunday, hours after the final edition of the News of the World hit the stands, forced to close by a scandal over illegal eavesdropping and bribery that has outraged Britain.
Staffers at the scandal-hit News of the World emotionally departed their London newsroom for the last time Saturday night, proudly holding up the final edition of the best-selling British Sunday tabloid.
The phone-tapping allegations that forced the closure of embattled British tabloid News of the World may have a damaging ripple effect across Rupert Murdoch's vast media empire, according to some analysts.
Media magnate Rupert Murdoch's flagship British Sunday tabloid newspaper officially apologized Sunday for hacking into voice mails, in a scandal which has affected celebrities, politicians and royal household staff.
David Cameron missed prime minister's questions to be with his dying father Wednesday, depriving lawmakers of their first chance to grill him in public since the revival of a scandal involving his top public relations aide.
London's Metropolitan Police said it might reopen an investigation into the alleged hacking of phones of top British politicians and celebrities by a tabloid newspaper, even as it defended its original probe.