News Corporation http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23630/all en UK policewoman tried to sell information to tabloid, court told http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/uk-policewoman-tried-sell-information-tabloid-court-told <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A senior British counter-terrorism<br /> police officer went on trial on Monday accused of offering to<br /> sell the News of the World newspaper inside information about a<br /> police investigation into alleged phone-hacking by some of its<br /> reporters.</p> <p>The case of April Casburn is the first to come to criminal<br /> trial as a result of police investigations into wrongdoing at<br /> the Sunday tabloid, which was shut down by its owner Rupert<br /> Murdoch in July 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/uk-policewoman-tried-sell-information-tabloid-court-told" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisition Andy Coulson News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal News of the World News of the World phone hacking scandal investigations Person Career Political scandals in the United Kingdom Quotation Telephone tapping Trial United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:54:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731388 at http://www.globalpost.com UK policewoman defends decision to call paper over hacking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/uk-policewoman-defends-decision-call-paper-over-hacking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Called paper on anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks</p> <p>* Says angry anti-terrorism resources diverted to "jolly"</p> <p>* Prosecution says Casburn sought money for information</p> <p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A senior British policewoman accused of trying to sell inside information to a newspaper being investigated for phone-hacking said on Tuesday she was driven to call the paper by anger that counter-terrorism officers were having to lead the probe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/uk-policewoman-defends-decision-call-paper-over-hacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> April Casburn News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Political scandals in the United Kingdom Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731740 at http://www.globalpost.com UK policewoman's call to paper "stupid" but not a crime - lawyer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/uk-policewomans-call-paper-stupid-not-crime-lawyer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Police officer denies selling details of hacking probe</p> <p>* Defence lawyer says phone call was foolish, not criminal</p> <p>* Prosecution dismisses officer's defence as a lie</p> <p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A senior British policewoman's call to the News of the World to discuss an investigation into phone-hacking by its reporters was "extremely stupid" but not a crime, her lawyer said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/uk-policewomans-call-paper-stupid-not-crime-lawyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Political scandals in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:45:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732161 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UK policewoman guilty of misconduct over call to Murdoch tabloid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-uk-policewoman-guilty-misconduct-over-call-murdoch-tab <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A senior British counter-terrorism police officer was found guilty on Thursday of misconduct in public office over a call to the News of the World to discuss an investigation into phone-hacking by its reporters.</p> <p>April Casburn, 53, a detective chief inspector, rang up the tabloid newspaper on Sept. 11, 2010, and disclosed various details of a confidential police probe that had just been launched and was the subject of intense media speculation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-uk-policewoman-guilty-misconduct-over-call-murdoch-tab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> April Casburn Human Interest News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Political scandals in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732663 at http://www.globalpost.com Murdoch risks spat over London Times editor appointment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/murdoch-risks-spat-over-london-times-editor-appointment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Editors appointed on temporary acting basis</p> <p>* Independent directors refuse to approve appointment</p> <p>* Murdoch seeks to cut costs at Times and Sunday Times</p> <p>By Tim Castle</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch risked a spat with directors tasked with protecting the independence of London's Times and Sunday Times newspapers on Friday after ignoring their disapproval and appointing temporary acting editors to both titles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/murdoch-risks-spat-over-london-times-editor-appointment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Witherow News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Rupert Murdoch Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:45:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736467 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Murdoch risks spat over London Times editor appointment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/rpt-murdoch-risks-spat-over-london-times-editor-appointment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Editors appointed on temporary acting basis</p> <p>* Independent directors refuse to approve appointment</p> <p>* Murdoch seeks to cut costs at Times and Sunday Times</p> <p>By Tim Castle</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch risked a spat with directors tasked with protecting the independence of London's Times and Sunday Times newspapers on Friday after ignoring their disapproval and appointing temporary acting editors to both titles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/rpt-murdoch-risks-spat-over-london-times-editor-appointment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Witherow News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Rupert Murdoch Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736984 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-UK Sun reporter charged in police payments probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/rpt-uk-sun-reporter-charged-police-payments-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A journalist from Rupert Murdoch's Sun tabloid who allegedly paid police for tip-offs has become the latest person to be charged as part of Britain's wider phone-hacking scandal.</p> <p>Virginia Wheeler, the paper's defence editor, is accused of paying a police officer at least 6,450 pounds ($10,200), for information about suspects and victims of accidents and crimes including in the case of the death of a 15-year-old girl.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/rpt-uk-sun-reporter-charged-police-payments-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Coulson News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:00:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737739 at http://www.globalpost.com News International buys Premier League video clip rights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/news-international-buys-premier-league-video-clip-rights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Keith Weir</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - News International has bought rights to show online clips of action from English Premier League soccer games to help to drive subscriptions to its newspaper websites.</p> <p>News International is the British newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp empire. Murdoch has a history of using sporting rights to encourage subscribers to sign up for pay television services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/news-international-buys-premier-league-video-clip-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Rupert Murdoch Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:16:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738454 at http://www.globalpost.com Pay-TV giant BSkyB reports 10% rise in first-half profits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/pay-tv-giant-bskyb-reports-10-rise-first-half-profits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British pay-TV giant BSkyB said on Thursday that net profits advanced ten percent in the first half of its financial year, as the group bucked tough trading conditions with keen demand for its products.</p> <p>Profit after tax rose to £487 million ($771 million, 569 million euros) in the six months to December, compared with £441 million in the first half of its 2011/12 financial year, BSkyB said in a results statement.</p> <p>Group revenue meanwhile swelled by five percent to £3.533 billion in the reporting period.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/pay-tv-giant-bskyb-reports-10-rise-first-half-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British brands BSkyB Entertainment News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:00:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742404 at http://www.globalpost.com UK detective jailed over Murdoch tabloid leak offer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/uk-detective-jailed-over-murdoch-tabloid-leak-offer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A senior British counter-terrorism police officer was jailed on Friday after becoming the first person to be convicted following a massive police investigation into alleged phone-hacking centred on Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers.</p> <p>Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn, 53, was jailed for 15 months for misconduct in a public office after she was found guilty last month of offering to sell details about the phone-hacking inquiry to Murdoch's News of the World tabloid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/uk-detective-jailed-over-murdoch-tabloid-leak-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Political scandals in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:30:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742930 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UK detective jailed over Murdoch tabloid leak offer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-uk-detective-jailed-over-murdoch-tabloid-leak-offer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Officer contacted paper over phone-hacking probe</p> <p>* Inquiry has damaged Murdoch, impacted politicians</p> <p>* Detective first to be prosecuted over hacking</p> <p>By Michael Holden</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A senior British counter-terrorism police officer was jailed on Friday after becoming the first person to be convicted following a massive police investigation into alleged phone-hacking centred on Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-uk-detective-jailed-over-murdoch-tabloid-leak-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Law News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal Social Issues United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:16:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742987 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ News Corp doubles profit to $2.38 bn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/urgent-news-corp-doubles-profit-238-bn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said Wednesday its profit in the just-ended quarter more than doubled to $2.38 billion, helped by a reorganization which brings in results from Australian broadcasting units.</p> <p>In releasing the earnings, Murdoch said the media-entertainment conglomerate was making "progress toward the proposed separation of our entertainment and publishing businesses later this year."</p> <p>soe-rl/dc</p> News Corporation AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:46:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748171 at http://www.globalpost.com News Corp doubles profit to $2.38 bn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/news-corp-doubles-profit-238-bn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said Wednesday its profit in the just-ended quarter more than doubled to $2.38 billion, helped by a reorganization that brings in results from global broadcasting units.</p> <p>In releasing the earnings, Murdoch said the media-entertainment conglomerate was making "progress" toward the breakup of the group into two separate companies -- one focused on publishing, the other on film and television.</p> <p>Revenue for the fiscal second quarter to December 31 rose five percent from a year earlier to $9.43 billion, led by 18 percent growth in cable programming.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/news-corp-doubles-profit-238-bn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conglomerate companies Entertainment News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal USD AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:16:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748225 at http://www.globalpost.com News Corp doubles profit, gears up for split http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/news-corp-doubles-profit-gears-split <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>News Corp said Wednesday it is on track to complete the split of the media-entertainment conglomerate by June, as the company reported a jump in profits from its accounting of broadcast operations.</p> <p>The Rupert Murdoch-led group said profits more than doubled to $2.38 billion, boosted by income from newly acquired broadcasters.</p> <p>In releasing the earnings, Murdoch said the media-entertainment conglomerate was making "progress" toward the breakup of the group into two companies -- one focused on publishing, the other on the fast-growing entertainment operations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/news-corp-doubles-profit-gears-split" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal United Kingdom USD AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:16:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748281 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-police officer to be charged over Sun stories http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/ex-police-officer-be-charged-over-sun-stories <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A former police officer is to be charged with misconduct in a public office over claims he passed details of investigations to the Sun newspaper, prosecutors said on Thursday.</p> <p>Alan Tierney is accused of receiving 1,750 pounds from the Sun, part of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper business News International, for information relating to two stories in 2009.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/ex-police-officer-be-charged-over-sun-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal News of the World Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:15:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748880 at http://www.globalpost.com