Albert Woodfox: he was was convicted of the murder in 1972 of a guard in Angola prison, Louisiana, where he was serving time for armed robbery

A federal court has ordered the release of the longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner in the US, who has been in isolation almost without paus(...)

In Ireland, a traditionally Roman Catholic country that has long been known for a seeming conservative streak, the lack of a strong backlash during the referendum campaign has been notable, even as opponents of the measure have mobilised.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Here’s a take from the New York Times on the significance of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum being decided on Friday in Ireland. In 1993, Ireland was(...)

The sun sets on the address where Nav Sarao Futures Limited is registered, in Hounslow, London April 21, 2015. Navinder Singh Sarao, a high-frequency trader, was arrested in the United Kingdom over charges he manipulated the futures market and played a role in sparking the May 2010 “flash crash”, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday. Through his company Nav Sarao Futures Limited Plc, Sarao profited to the tune of $40 million, the CFTC said, adding that his alleged manipulation stretched over the period from 2010 to 2014 and continued at least through early April of this year. (Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters)

From a modest stucco house in suburban west London, where jetliners roar overhead on their approach to Heathrow Airport, a small-time trader was abou(...)

George Gibney: a judicial review prevented the case from proceeding due to the length of time elapsed since the alleged incidents took place

A Garda detective superintendent has been appointed by Assistant Garda Commissioner John Twomey to engage in a fact-finding mission in relation to th(...)

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile leaves the federal courthouse after the first day of the trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Maybe it’s the snow. There’s about eight feet of it, with snowbanks on street corners even taller than that.Or maybe it’s the fact that everybody in a(...)

Gayle Killilea-Dunne, the wife of insolvent property developer Sean Dunne, has sought to block a legal action taken by his US bankruptcy official to recover millions of euro in assets he transferred to her. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Gayle Killilea-Dunne, the wife of insolvent property developer Seán Dunne, has sought to block a legal action taken by his US bankruptcy official to r(...)

Smoke billows from controlled oil burns near the site of the BP  Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana in 2010. Photograph: Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg

A US judge has rejected BP’s attempt to reduce the maximum civil fine it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, leaving it pote(...)

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees: “I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season,” he said in his statement. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Embattled New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez apologised on Tuesday for “the mistakes” he made that led to his suspension for taking performance-e(...)

Miners dig for diamons in Zimbabwe. As a compact, stable, and transferable store of value, diamonds offer enormous advantages to smugglers, money launderers, and tax evaders. 2:03

In the spring of 2005, Erez Daleyot, a Belgian-Israeli diamond tycoon with some dubious connections, paid a visit to his Swiss bankers at HSBC Private(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has elected to have his appeal heard by the US district court

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has appealed the decision of a US judge to deny him the opportunity under American bankruptcy law (...)