Trump: I don’t have a racist bone in my body

Media captionAyanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib responded to the attacks at a press conference on Monday US President Donald Trump has insisted he is not a racist after his Twitter attacks on four US congresswomen were widely condemned as racist. Mr Trump had suggested the four women – all US citizens […]

What Americans make of Trump ‘go back’ tweets

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rep Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, left, shown with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of Queens, New York, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, spoke out against the president President Donald Trump telling four congresswomen to “go back” to the countries where they came from has caused a storm in Washington’s political circles. But […]

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency attacked at Senate hearing

Image copyright Reuters Facebook’s plan for a cryptocurrency has come under further attack at a US hearing, with politicians calling the company “delusional” and not trusted. The Senate Banking Committee is quizzing Facebook executive David Marcus over the tech giant’s intention to launch its Libra digital currency. The company had showed “through scandal after scandal […]

Eric Garner: No charges against officer in 2014 chokehold death

Media captionEric Garner’s mother: ‘Today we can’t breathe because they have let us down’. The US Department of Justice has said it will not bring federal charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. Garner, a 43-year-old African American, was detained for allegedly selling loose cigarettes and died […]

Trump bans family planning clinics from abortion referrals

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A doula holds hands with a patient during an abortion procedure at an abortion clinic The Trump administration has banned family planning clinics that receive taxpayer funding from referring women for abortions. The policy also requires clinics to separate their finances from abortion providers. Existing US laws bar the […]

Uproar at Trump’s tweets, but Republicans mostly stay quiet

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Donald Trump with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who declined to comment on the remarks Amid the uproar at Donald Trump’s attack on four Democratic congresswomen – an attack which was widely described as racist – there was a notable silence from the president’s Republican Party colleagues. With a few […]

13 Reasons Why: Netflix removes suicide scene from season one

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Katherine Langford plays Hannah Baker in the Netflix drama A controversial scene in Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why in which a teenage girl kills herself has been removed, two years after it first appeared. Netflix said the decision had been made “on the advice of medical experts”. The first series […]

Trump racism row: BBC audiences on being told to ‘go home’

Image copyright Alamy After US President Donald Trump told four US congresswomen of colour to “go back” to the countries “from which they came”, some Americans have been sharing their own experiences of hearing that kind of language. One BBC reader said the incident was reminiscent of an experience on a London bus in 1975 […]

Congresswomen hit back after Trump’s tweets branded racist

Media captionAyanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib responded to the attacks at a press conference on Monday The four US congresswomen attacked by US President Donald Trump in tweets widely called racist have dismissed his remarks as a distraction. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib urged the US […]

Trump tweet row: Don’t take the bait, congresswomen say

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to the attacks at a press conference on Monday The four US congresswomen attacked by US President Donald Trump in a series of racially charged tweets have dismissed his remarks as a distraction. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley […]