The Prime Minister is keeping an open mind about the future regulation of the press and will make no decisions before he has had sight of Lord Justice Leveson's report, Downing Street insisted.
The newspaper claimed he would back a new, tougher model of self-regulation to replace the Press Complaints Commission - but with the threat that a statutory system could be brought in later if matters do not improve.
More top news
Republic of Ireland leader Leo Varadkar has ruled out the Irish Sea becoming the new frontier with the UK after Brexit.
The United Nations has voiced concern about the risk of further violence in Venezuela as a vote to begin rewriting the constitution looms.
Detectives are trying to find two suspected rapists after a teenage girl was attacked in separate incidents.