Andy Coulson, 6 Others in Court

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 16: Andy Coulson (C), a former editor of the 'News of the World' newspaper and former communications director for the Prime Minister, arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court on August 16, 2012 in London, England. Seven former journalists at the defunct 'News of the World' newspaper and the private investigator Glenn Mulcaire are the first people to appear in court charged with phone hacking offences since the Metropolitan Police reopened its investigation in January 2011.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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    Andy Coulson, the former press secretary for British Prime Minister David Cameron, and six others will appear in a London court on Thursday on charges of alleged phone hacking. Coulson, the former editor of the now-defunct tabloid the News of the World, and the other six staff members of the newspaper have been accused of hacking into the phones of up to 600 people between October 2000 and August 2006. Meanwhile, News Corp., the owner of the shuttered tabloid, has launched an anticorruption review at several of its publishing arms, including London’s News International, according a staff memo on Wednesday.

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