Paul Coulson, right. A Delaware jury ordered in 2017 that Ardagh pay $50.3m to Green Mountain, a company that claimed the group’s US glass unit infringed a patent. File photograph: Alan Betson

Irish financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh Group faces the prospect of a legal battle to recover $64.5 million (€58.7 million) it has been forced to pay ou(...)

 Former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch suggested Rudy Giuliani had a role in her removal. Photograph: EPA/Shawn Thew

The former US ambassador to Ukraine who was recalled from her post early by the state department delivered a damning account of her experience with th(...)

US judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies at his supreme court confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 5th. Photograph: The New York Times

The woman accusing US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says she could testify against him after all, breathing new life into th(...)

Samsung is challenging to the $399 million it was forced to pay Apple for violating three patents regarding the iPhone’s rounded-corner front face, bezel and colourful grid of icons.  Photograph: Getty Images

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday signalled a willingness to reduce the potentially huge penalties imposed for ripping off a patented design as it heard(...)

Pro-choice supporters celebrate outside the US supreme court after it struck down the requirement of doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, among other restrictions. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The US supreme court has struck down a 2013 law in Texas setting restrictions on abortion clinics in a major victory for abortion rights campaigners.(...)