Kevin Downing, lead lawyer for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, leaves the courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, where Mr Manafort is on trial. Photograph: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Defence lawyers for Paul Manafort made a last-ditch attempt on Wednesday to torpedo the key witness at his trial by asking whether he had failed to di(...)

Ronan Goggin on Mission Ukraine

There weren’t many weeks left until the thaw, but a film of snow was still gripping Kiev’s sidewalks, stubbornly. It was February, and benign temperat(...)

 Alex van der Zwaan (C) walks out of a Washington, DC, courthouse after being sentenced to 30 days in prison. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The Dutch son-in-law of one of Russia’s richest men was sentenced in Washington, DC, on Tuesday to 30 days in prison and fined $20,000 (about €16,000(...)

Pat Cox: the Irish former MEP has said he had no involvement with a group of former European politicians known as the Hapsburg group that were, it is alleged, used secretly by Paul Manafort. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former politician Pat Cox has said he is “perfectly happy” to hand over records about his political work for the European Parliament in Ukraine to the(...)

Kiev’s main thoroughfare. Ukraine has been used for years by Russia as a testing ground for politicised cyber operations that later cropped up in other countries. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/New York Times

The hacker, known only by his online alias “Profexer”, kept a low profile. He wrote computer code alone in an apartment and quietly sold his handiwork(...)

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (above), along with Donald Trump Jr, is due to  appear  before the Senate judiciary committee next Wednesday. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP

Renewed concerns about the ongoing Russian investigation and a continuing impasse on the Republican healthcare plan weighed on the US dollar on Thursd(...)

Donald Trump jnr is to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of Russian probe. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

Donald Trump jnr and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of Congress’ ong(...)

More than 700 gay rights activists marched through central Kiev on June 12th, 2016 amid a massive police presence. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP

In 2015, Zoryan Kis walked through the city of Kiev holding his boyfriend’s hand while a friend filmed the reactions of people on the street. He was e(...)

President Donald Trump arrives to board Air Force One for a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Friday.   Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

A week before Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining a way for President (...)

Donald Trump and Republican  vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence speak with flood victims outside Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in  Louisiana. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

A day after presenting a new kinder, gentler side, Donald Trump followed up his softer words at a campaign rally in North Carolina on Thursday night w(...)

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