Brett Kavanaugh (right), a conservative appointed by Donald Trump, was confirmed by the US Senate in October after he denied accusations of sexual assault from three women. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump rejected Democrats’ calls for impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday after a new report involving sexual(...)

US president Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that Ford wanted “to build a much more expensive car, that is far less safe and doesn’t work as well”. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

A dispute between US president Donald Trump and four major car manufacturers over emissions standards has turned nasty. But the Trump administration’(...)

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager: her re-appointment this week will rattle Silicon Valley. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

What a week. The US hasn’t seen this much tech industry antitrust activity since Microsoft faced off against the US Department of Justice two decades (...)

A team of US investigators has begun interviewing small businesses that sell products on Amazon. com to determine whether the e-commerce giant is usin(...)

 US attorney for the southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman (right) points as he speaks during a news conference about the arrest of American financier Jeffrey Epstein in New York on July 8th. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Who was Jeffrey Epstein? Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his prison cell on Saturday morning, was a 66-year-old finance executive. His glitter(...)

Facebook chief executive  Mark Zuckerberg  testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in April 2018. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

As Democrats reeled from Donald Trump’s shock victory in the 2016 US presidential election, thoughts soon turned to who could take on the Republican p(...)

US attorney general William Barr, who has announced the reinstatement of capital punishment by the US federal government. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US attorney general William Barr may be best known for his role as Robert Mueller’s chief antagonist during the Russia investigation, but this week he(...)

US attorney general William Barr. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The US justice department has said the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003. Attorney general Wi(...)

The administration of Donald Trump has announced it will vastly expand fast-track deportation powers across the US. File photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The administration of Donald Trump has announced it will vastly expand the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them (...)

Andreas Mundt:  his agency ruled in February that Facebook had broken the country’s law and demanded that it stop automatically sharing data among the services it owns, such as Instagram and WhatsApp, or websites that use its ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons. Photograph: Jann Höfer/New York Times

Germany’s top antitrust enforcer, Andreas Mundt, recently asked a room full of lawyers, academics and regulators to imagine a wall filled with their p(...)

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