An Israeli court last Wednesday ordered Benjamin Netanyahu, above,  to appear for the opening of his criminal trial in Jerusalem on Sunday. File photograph: Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP

Exactly a week after being sworn in for his fifth term as Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu will on Sunday appear at the Jerusalem district c(...)

US president Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr  in the  White House.   Photograph: Reuters/Erin Scott/File photo

Tensions between Donald Trump and the US Department of Justice increased on Wednesday as the president issued a flurry of critical tweets about the ju(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to reporters about his decision to pardon a number of white-collar criminals prior to boarding Air Force One on Tuesday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

US president Donald Trump, citing what he said was advice from friends and business associates, granted clemency on Tuesday to a who’s who of white-co(...)

 The financier Michael Milken (centre) leasves federal court in New York on April 7, 1989. Photograph: The New York Times

Thirty years after his conviction for securities fraud, and 20 years after he began asking US presidents to pardon him, junk bond king Michael Milken (...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu  during a meeting of the right-wing bloc at the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP via Getty Images)

Israel’s attorney general has charged prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu with fraud and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases, making him (...)

Lawyer Ram Caspi, acting for Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, arrives in east Jerusalem for a pre-indictment hearing for the prime minister. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

A new stage in Binyamin Netanyahu’s fight for political survival began Wednesday with the start of a pre-trial hearing on three separate corruption ca(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on the on I24 TV channel at the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem. Photograph: Thomas Coex/I24/ AFP/Getty Images

According to the polls, Binyamin Netanyahu is almost certain to be elected to a fifth term as Israel’s prime minister when the country goes to the pol(...)

 Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN said: ‘No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.’ Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has praised Israel for showing “restraint” in its response to protests in Gaza, as she addressed the U(...)

Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong: has welcomed US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meeting as “a significant step on the path to peace”. Photograph: Ritchie B Tongo

Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong welcomed the decision to host the historic summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader(...)

Singapore has been confirmed as the venue for next month’s historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. Photograph: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said on Thursday he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12th in Singapore. “The highly anticipated meeting b(...)

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