Facebook and the Manhattan district attorney’s office are in a bitter fight over a US government demand for the contents of hundreds of Facebook accounts.   Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg.

Facebook and the Manhattan district attorney’s office are in a bitter fight over a US government demand for the contents of hundreds of Facebook acco(...)

More than two dozen state attorneys general have joined the US Department of Justice in suing Apple over e-books price fixing. Those states, as well as a group of consumers, are seeking up to $840 million in damages

A US appeals court has rejected Apple’s bid to delay a July trial to determine damages after the company was found to have colluded to fix the prices (...)

Milan judges have ordered Mr Berlusconi to do at least four hours per week of community service, in the wake of a four year (reduced to one) sentence last year for tax fraud on the part of his Mediaset TV company. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi arrived 15 minutes early this morning for his community service appointment at the Sacra Famiglia old (...)

Mohammad Qasim Shaikh (centre), one of the accused of Shakti mill gang rape case, escorted by Mumbai Police as he is taken from the Arthur Road Jail to the session court for the court hearing in Mumbai, India, last month. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

An Indian court has sentenced to death three men who raped a photojournalist inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai la(...)

Jerome Kerviel, former trader of French bank Societe Generale, has had his three year prison sentence upheld. He is currently walking back to France from Italy having met the pope in Rome. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.

France’s highest court has upheld a prison sentence for one-time rogue trader Jerome Kerviel but it overturned a ruling that he must pay back €(...)

Eight judges currently sit on the Supreme Court, and two more – Judges Mary Laffoy and Elizabeth Dunne – have been nominated by the Government and are due to be sworn in later this month.

The Government plans to halve the size of the Supreme Court to five judges if the proposal to establish a court of appeal is approved by referendum to(...)

Amanda Knox (26), has always denied murdering Meredith Kercher in 2007, when both were university exchange students in Perugia, Italy, and she told US television earlier this month that “common sense” told her not to return to Italy for the retrial. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The retrial of Amanda Knox for the murder of her British roommate in 2007 opens in Florence today, refocusing international attention on the sensation(...)

Former mob boss and fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger in a booking mug photo released to Reuters on August 1st, 2011. Photograph: Handout/Reuters

Jury selection begins today in the murder trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, the Irish-American whose notoriety as Boston’s reputedly top gangster in the(...)

A file photo dated May 1972 of prominent Republican and former IRA member Dolours Price. In April the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the two men to block the release of interviews with the late Dolours Price, who was jailed for the IRA bombing of the Old Bailey in 1973. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Only interviews dealing directly with the 1972 abduction and killing of Belfast widow Jean McConville must be turned over by Boston College to police (...)

An Italian court upheld a conviction against former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud today. Photograph: Max Rossi/Files/Reuters.

A Milan appeals court today upheld the conviction of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud in a film-rights case involv(...)