US retail giant Sears files for bankruptcy

Image copyright Getty Images Sears, the US retailer that that once dominated America’s shopping malls, has filed for bankruptcy. Sears Holdings – which also owns Kmart – filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday. The company has suffered, along with many other traditional retailers, from rising online competition from firms such as Amazon. Sears […]

Trump: Climate change scientists have ‘political agenda’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump has said he does believe the climate is changing US President Donald Trump has accused climate change scientists of having a “political agenda” as he cast doubt on whether humans were responsible for the earth’s rising temperatures. But Mr Trump also said he no longer believed climate change […]

Trump on Blasey Ford: ‘She was treated with great respect’

President Donald Trump has brushed off accusations he failed to treat Christine Blasey Ford with respect during an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes. The question was raised after the US president mocked the testimony of Prof Blasey Ford, who alleged she was sexually assaulted by then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, during a campaign rally. Mr […]

Melania Trump says ‘don’t care’ jacket was a message

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Melania Trump wore the Zara jacket in June during a visit to Texas It was a mystery which sparked countless think pieces: Why did US First Lady Melania Trump wear a $39 jacket emblazoned with “I really don’t care, do you?” during a trip to a migrant child detention centre? […]

Andrew Brunson: Trump meets US pastor freed by Turkey

Image copyright EPA Image caption Andrew Brunson, left, in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump A US pastor has met President Donald Trump at the White House after more than two years’ detention in Turkey. Andrew Brunson appeared in the Oval Office with President Trump following a case that has strained relations between the […]

Andrew Brunson: US pastor to meet Trump in Oval Office

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Brunson and his wife at the airport in the western city of Izmir A US pastor is heading home from Turkey after more than two years in detention in a case that hurt ties with the US. Andrew Brunson left the western city of Izmir in a US military […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump to ‘punish’ Saudis over journalist

Media captionDonald Trump says he’d be very angry if Saudi Arabia ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi President Donald Trump has said the US will inflict “severe punishment” on Saudi Arabia if the kingdom is found to be responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He said he would be “very upset and […]

Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe loses job on judge’s order

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Passers-by in front of the Deciem in New Covent Garden Market, London The founder of Canadian skincare brand Deciem has been removed from his post by a judge following months of erratic online behaviour and messy firings. The Ontario judge sided with beauty giant Estée Lauder, a minority investor […]

Hurricane Michael: Fears deaths will rise as ‘war zone’ searched

Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction in Mexico Beach, Florida Rescuers are picking their way through devastated areas of north-west Florida amid fears the death toll from Hurricane Michael will rise. At least 17 deaths have been confirmed so far in a swath of destruction stretching up to Virginia. Rescuers have still to search the […]

Andrew Brunson: US pastor leaves Turkey after release

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Brunson and his wife at the airport in the western city of Izmir A US pastor has left Turkey after more than two years in detention in a case that badly strained ties with the US. Andrew Brunson left from the western city of Izmir in a US military […]