Alibaba has moved to ease tensions with Donald Trump, as the US president continues to threaten Chinese firms. Chief executive Daniel Zhang said the online retailer’s policies “support American brands, retailers, small businesses and farmers”. The comments came as the tech giant announced a better-than-expected jump in quarterly sales. Meanwhile […]

A pair of Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses have sold for £260,000 after they were found sticking halfway out of an auction house’s letterbox. The spectacles were bought through a phone bid from an American collector after six minutes of bidding on Friday. Auctioneer Andrew Stowe said it was a new record […]

President Donald Trump has paid tribute to his “best friend” and youngest brother following his death at 71. “It is with [a] heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” he said in a statement on Saturday. The president had visited his brother in hospital […]

As Africa passes more than a million confirmed Covid-19 cases, innovators on the continent have responded to the challenges of the pandemic with a wide range of creative inventions. Here are 10 we’ve picked out. 1. ‘Doctor Car’ robot Students from the Dakar Polytechnic School in Senegal have built a multifunctional robot […]

President Donald Trump says he has heard Democratic running mate Kamala Harris “doesn’t qualify” to serve as US vice-president, amplifying a fringe legal theory critics decry as racist. Ms Harris was born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother in Oakland, California, on 20 October 1964. But a conservative law […]

Sumner Redstone, one of the US media giants who shaped the modern entertainment industry, has died at the age of 97. Redstone took over his father’s drive-in movie theatre business National Amusements and turned it into a multi-billion dollar cinema and media empire. It controlled names including Viacom, Paramount Pictures, […]

President Donald Trump says he has heard Democratic running mate Kamala Harris “doesn’t qualify” to serve as US vice-president, amplifying a fringe legal theory critics decry as racist. Ms Harris was born to a Jamaican father and Indian mother in Oakland, California, on 20 October 1964. But a conservative law […]