A hacker group has stolen as much as $1 billion from banks and other financial companies worldwide since 2013 in an “unprecedented cyber-robbery,” according to computer security firm Kaspersky Lab.

A hacker group has stolen as much as $1 billion from banks and other financial companies worldwide since 2013 in an “unprecedented cyber-robbery,” (...)

Judge Sarah Netburn listens to defence attorney Sabrina Shroff as Yevgeny “Zhenya” Buryakov sits in court in New York on Monday.  Photograph: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters

The cover of alleged Russian spies in New York was blown by bugged conversations about their frustration over how mundane their double lives were and(...)

 A file photograph of a  Delta Air Lines jet taking off at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Photogrpah: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Bomb threats against two US airline flights prompted North American fighter planes to scramble to accompany them to their destination in Atlanta, an a(...)

Henry Allen jnr (left), president of the Colorado Springs NAACP, shows  James Simmons the spot where an improvised bomb exploded on Tuesday outside the group’s offices. Photograph: Matthew Staver/ New York Times

US law enforcement officials are investigating whether the fire-bombing of the offices of a civil rights group, the National Association for the Adva(...)

North Korea blamed the US for internet outages, referring to president Obama as a “monkey in a tropical forest”. Above, moviegoers pose in a photo booth ahead of viewing ‘The Interview’ Photograph: Yonyap/EPA

North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of being responsible for internet outages it experienced in recent days amid a confrontation betwee(...)

 An undated picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) from  July 2014 showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) surrounded by  soldiers as he tours a front-line military detachment in the East Sea, North Korea.

North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the US into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment and warned of “serious” conseq(...)

Protesters demonstrate in front of the Ferguson police headquarters after an  black teenager was shot by a police officer. Photograph: New York Times

There was rioting and looting in the town of Ferguson, Missouri last night as protests over the killing of a black teenager by a police officer turned(...)

Smoke rises from the US consulate in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012,  following an attack in which US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. Photograph: Reuters/Esam Al-Fetori

The United States has captured the man it suspects was the ringleader of the attack on the country’s consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September 201(...)

Phil Mickelson: “I have co-operated with the government in this investigation and will continue to do so. I wish I could fully discuss this matter, but under the current circumstances it’s just not possible.”

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said he’s not aware of any investigation involving him and golfer Phil Mickelson regarding trades related to Clorox Co(...)

A file image of Phil Mickelson during the  2013 PGA Championship  at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. Reports suggest the golfer is being  investigating over possible insider trading.  Photograph: Reuters

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating possible insider trading involving billionaire in(...)