Trump authorises possible China trade investigation

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump has asked his country’s top trade official to review China’s practices regarding intellectual property. The move was incremental, but could eventually lead to the US imposing trade sanctions. Mr Trump is trying to balance working with China on relations with North Korea, with his “America-first” trade views. The […]

Chess legend Kasparov suspends retirement for tournament

Image copyright AFP Image caption The former world champion said the tournament was just “a hiatus” from his retirement Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov has come out of professional retirement for a one-off tournament in St Louis, Missouri. The 54-year-old from Azerbaijan has been out of the game for 12 years, after turning his […]

Charlottesville car-ram suspect James Alex Fields denied bail

Media captionThe events in Charlottesville were the culmination of months of protests by white supremacists A 20-year-old man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has appeared in court via video from jail. James Alex Fields was denied bail as he was arraigned for second-degree […]

Merck chief Ken Frazier resigns from Trump council

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump and Ken Frazier during a previous White House meeting The head of drugs giant Merck, Ken Frazier, has resigned from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council following Charlottesville. A woman was killed on Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally. Following […]

Trump set to order China trade investigation

Image copyright AFP Donald Trump is set to launch an investigation into China’s trade practices later, a move which could lead to the US imposing sanctions. The president will sign a memorandum directing US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to look into China’s intellectual property practices. US officials have accused China of stealing intellectual property from […]

Shonda Rhimes leaves ABC for Netflix

Image copyright Getty Images The woman behind Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal is leaving the world of terrestrial TV to join Netflix. Veteran producer Shonda Rhimes had been at ABC Studios for the last 15 years. Her company Shondaland will now begin producing new shows for Netflix but Rhimes will stay involved in her current broadcast […]

Charlottesville: White House defends Trump response

Media captionThe events in Charlottesville were the culmination of months of protests by white supremacists The White House has defended President Donald Trump’s reaction to deadly violence over a white supremacist rally in Virginia, amid criticism he did not explicitly condemn far-right groups. But a spokesman said his condemnation included white supremacists. A woman was […]

Scaramucci: White House plotters seeking Trump exit

Media captionAnthony Scaramucci gave his first interview after being sacked by President Trump in July There are people in Washington DC working against President Donald Trump, the former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has said. He said there were “elements” within the White House trying to eject Mr Trump, and he had “named some […]

Charlottesville: Trump criticised over response to far-right

Media captionPhotojournalist Ryan M Kelly was covering the protest when the car ploughed into the crowd US President Donald Trump is facing criticism for his response to the violence at a white supremacist rally. A woman was killed and 19 people injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr […]