Bruce Castor, an attorney for former US president Donald Trump, speaking  on the first day of the Trump impeachment trial. Photograph: Senate Television via AP

For almost an hour, Bruce Castor, a little-known lawyer from Pennsylvania, had his moment on the national stage. Castor had been a late addition to Do(...)

An American flag seen through barbed wire fencing at sunrise on Capitol Hill on Monday. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

Donald Trump on Tuesday will become the first US president to face two impeachment trials. Trump was impeached last month on one charge of inciting a(...)

US president Donald Trump walks by supporters outside the White House on January 12th before his departure to Alamo, Texas. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump made history on Wednesday, becoming the country’s first to be impeached twice. Just a year after his impeachment for encour(...)

Protestors calling for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to leave the white house rally outside Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California. Photograph: EPA

Donald Trump could lose more than just the presidency this January. Twitter has confirmed that, if Trump leaves office, he will no longer receive spec(...)

A report by the US House of Representatives has found  that four Big Tech firms are ‘monopolies’ which abuse their market dominance, and calls for sweeping changes to antitrust laws and enforcement, which could potentially lead to breakups of the giant firms. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images

A US House of Representatives panel looking into abuses of market power by four big technology companies found they used “killer acquisitions” to smit(...)

‘The tech industry has overwhelmingly supported many of those most sharply proposing its regulation and break-up.’  File photo. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

As the weeks creep towards the November US presidential election, technology companies remain in the crosshairs on both sides of the political divide.(...)

Fans attending the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals at Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York city

The maker of the popular video game Fortnite has launched a legal challenge to Apple and its practice of taking a 30 per cent cut of app revenues, aft(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is seen via videoconference at a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust last Wednesday. Photograph: Handout via The New York Times

‘Mr Pichai … why does Google steal content from honest businesses?” With this sharp opening question from committee chair David Cicilline, the four po(...)

The hearing displayed plenty of discomfort among the small group of powerful tech bosses. Photograph: AFP via Getty

A six-hour video conference with four of the world’s biggest tech bosses was never going to match the drama of a real-life hearing before Congress, a(...)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying  via video-link before the  US congressional hearing on anti-trust issues.  Photograph: Getty Images

Some of the biggest names in tech were grilled by lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday amid increased scrutiny of technology companies by lawmakers (...)

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