Paul Manafort was expected to face up to 24 years in prison. File photograph:   Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager has been sentenced to 47 months in prison by a judge in Virginia for bank and tax f(...)

Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort: Should he be acquitted, it would be a blow to the legitimacy of the Special Counsel investigation, which Donald Trump has repeatedly dismissed as a “witch-hunt”.  File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was described by prosecutors as a “liar” who avoided paying taxes on millions of dollars of income, as his(...)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer: “The count keeps getting stronger for us,” he told    White House briefing. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The US House of Representatives is due to vote on a landmark bill to reform the nation’s healthcare system on Thursday in a vote that will be the firs(...)

A Nato Global Hawk drone   in Warsaw, Poland: Areas of co-operation between the EU and Nato will include   response to  hybrid attacks – a term used to describe a mixture of conventional and unconventional forms of warfare such as cyber attacks.  Photograph: Rainer Jensen/EPA

The European Union is to endorse further co-operation with Nato at a ceremony in Warsaw on Friday as global leaders gather in the Polish capital for (...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte: Dutch voters rejected the trade deal by almost two to one. in Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has pledged to continue its engagement with Ukraine, despite the decisive rejection of an EU-Ukraine association agreement by Dutch(...)

First vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans casting his vote in the Dutch referendum on the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine. Photograph: AFP Photo/Marcel van Hoorn

The Netherlands became the latest country to go to the ballot box on EU-related matters as Dutch citizens voted in a referendum on a proposed trade de(...)

Pro-Russian men gather around a fire at a barricade near the police headquarters in Slaviansk yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Gleb Garanich

EU foreign ministers will convene in Luxembourg today to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, as violence flared in(...)