A ruling by Europe’s highest court upholding a lifetime ban in some circumstances on gay men giving blood donations will have no impact on the ongoin(...)

 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court  Mrs Susan Denham in court: she wrote ‘a number of members of the court have fallen ill . . .  and I believe that the cold temperatures have been a factor in this.’ Photograph: Collins Courts.

The Chief Justice warned she would have to cancel court sittings earlier this year because it was so cold in the Supreme Court as a result of a faulty(...)

 Accompanied by his lawyer Giulia Bongiorno (left) Raffaele Sollecito departs after giving a press conference in Rome on Monday following the overturning of his murder conviction last week by the country’s highest court. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA.

Amanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito may seek reparations after his second acquittal for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher (...)

Raffaele Sollecito (right) and Amanda Knox. Cassation judges can either uphold the convictions if they find the appeals trial was properly conducted or order yet another appellate trial. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/Tiziana Fabifilippo/AFP/Getty Images 1:42

Italy’s highest court will not rule until Friday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murd(...)

Anyone hoping for a quiet few hours at Luxembourg’s European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday went home disappointed. What could have been a dry discu(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

Serbian Justice Minister Nikola Selkovic, ambassador Petar Vico and Sasa Obradovic, head of the Serbain legal team, during the verdict on genocide claims  at The Hague. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA 1:37

The United Nations‘ highest court ruled on Tuesday that neither Croatia nor Serbia had committed genocide against each other’s populations during the (...)

Angela Merkel: “I am no judge or criminal investigator, I can only rule out that the federal government has ever made laws that insinuate that anything like that can be done.” Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that her government has never acted in a way that would encourage tax optimisation by companies operating in Germany(...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s suggestion earlier this year that a cap on migrants from the EU could be considered provoked a hostile response from senior EU figures, including German chancellor Angela Merkel (above), who argued that EU free movement rules are sacrosanct. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty Images

The European Union’s highest court has ruled today that a Romanian woman seeking social welfare in Germany was not entitled to full social security be(...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott. Australia’s highest court gave the United Nations permission today to give evidence in a groundbreaking legal challenge to the country’s power to intercept asylum seekers’ boats outside its territorial waters. Photograph: Reuters

Australia’s highest court gave the United Nations permission today to give evidence in a groundbreaking legal challenge to the country’s power to in(...)