The phone-hacking scandal at News Corp.’s U.K. newspapers simmered for nearly five years before erupting on the national scene in July 2011 amid the discovery that journalists had hacked the phone of a murdered schoolgirl.
The European Union risks losing ground in the fight against climate change as it tries to shore up energy security in response to concerns about dependence on Russian gas, said John Prescott, the bloc’s lead negotiator for the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.
John Prescott , the U.K.’s former deputy prime minister, said he plans to sue London’s police force for failing to tell him reporters at Rupert Murdoch ’s News of the World newspaper may have hacked into his mobile phone.
Former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott called for a judicial review of the extent of phone tapping carried out by staff at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World newspaper after the New York Times reported that everyone at the paper, “even the office cat,” knew about it.
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott won a legal bid to have a London court examine whether the initial police investigation into phone hacking at News Corp.’s News of the World newspaper was adequate.
Actor Hugh Grant and former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott attended a dinner to honor Nick Davies, the Guardian newspaper reporter who in July 2009 broke the first story that phone hacking at News Corp.’s News of the World newspaper might extend beyond a “rogue” reporter.
Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, former editors of News Corp.’s U.K. tabloids, oversaw a decade of phone hacking and bribery at the two newspapers during a secret professional and personal relationship, prosecutors said.