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Report: James Murdoch to step down from BSkyB

LONDON — Media executive James Murdoch, under pressure over his role in Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal, is stepping down as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting, the Sky News channel reported Tuesday, Sky, the news...

 

Man rushes at Rupert Murdoch in hearing

LONDON — A protester splattered Rupert Murdoch with white foam on Tuesday, interrupting a dramatic hearing in which the media baron told British lawmakers he was not responsible for a phone hacking scandal that has rocked his... Full story

 

London police feel the heat in UK hacking scandal

LONDON — Britain's tabloid phone-hacking scandal enveloped the London police force Monday with the rapid-fire resignations of two top officers amid claims of possible illegal eavesdropping, bribery and collusion. U.K officials... Full story

 

UK blocks UPS sites over security

LONDON — U.S.-based shipping firm UPS has been ordered to stop moving air cargo through some of its U.K. facilities because of security flaws, the British government said Friday. The order is the result of a planned security...

 

UN body votes for protection of gay rights

LONDON — U.S.-based shipping firm UPS has been ordered to stop moving air cargo through some of its U.K. facilities because of security flaws, the British government said Friday. The order is the result of a planned security... Full story

 

Paul McCartney, Nancy Shevell to wed in London

LONDON — Paul McCartney is set to tie the knot at the venue where he first married more than 40 years ago. Officials said Friday that the former Beatle and fiancee Nancy Shevell have posted a notice of intention to marry at... Full story

 

Humbled Murdoch says sorry as protege Brooks quits

LONDON — Rupert Murdoch's scandal-rocked empire turned dramatically from defiance to contrition Friday as the media magnate accepted the resignation of his lieutenant Rebekah Brooks, said sorry to the public for his company's...

 

Wall Street Journal publisher quits in hacking scandal

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File In this Dec. 3, 2008 file photo, Les Hinton, chief executive officer of Dow Jones & Co., is seen at the Dow Jones New York offices. Dow Jones confirms on Friday, that Hinton will resign his position...

 

Ex-Cameron aide arrested in UK hacking scandal

LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief and an ex-royal reporter were arrested Friday in a phone hacking and police corruption scandal that has already toppled a major tabloid and rattled the cozy...

 

Hackers strike back to support WikiLeaks founder

JILL LAWLESS, RAPHAEL G. SATTER,Associated Press LONDON — WikiLeaks supporters struck back Wednesday at perceived enemies of the site and its jailed founder Julian Assange, launching hack attacks against MasterCard, Swedish...

 

Iceland's volcanic ash halts European flights

An enormous ash cloud from a remot e Icelandic volcano caused the biggest flight disruption since the 2001 terrorist attacks as it drifted over northern Europe and stranded travelers on six continents. Officials said it could take...

 

Gunman kills 5, wounds 25 in northwest England

A taxi driver described as quiet but friendly went on a shooting spree across a picturesque rural area of northwestern England today, killing at least five people and wounding 25 others before apparently turning the gun on... Full story

 

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