Prince Andrew has denied Epstein’s accuser Virginia Giuffre’s claim that she had a sexual encounter with the royal when she was 17. Photograph:  Getty

As the fallout from Prince Andrew’s friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein continues, questions have surfaced about whether the royal (...)

Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach, Florida in July 2008. Epstein has died by apparent suicide in a New York prison while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. File Photograph: Uma Sanghvi/AP/Palm Beach Post

FBI agents have raided Jeffrey Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean, in a further sign the death of the wealthy financier will not halt scrutiny (...)

Paul Manafort could spend the rest of his life in prison, experts said. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort breached his plea deal by lying to federal investigators, US prosecutors said in a (...)

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chief. “He happens to be a very good person, and I think it’s very sad what they’ve done to Paul Manafort,” said Mr Trump on Friday.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP

The judge in the trial of US president Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has said he will not release the names of the jurors in t(...)

Investigators work the scene following a mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, US, in  June  2016. File photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

An Orlando jury on Friday cleared the widow of the Pulse nightclub gunman of all charges in the massacre that killed 49 people, finding her not guilt(...)