US & World

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

Media playback is unsupported on your device 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 […]

UK News

Toxic chemicals: How safe is your furniture?

Image copyright Science Photo Library Britons are being exposed to a “cocktail of chemicals” from birth in our own homes, with MPs raising particular concerns about the flame-retardant chemicals used in home furnishings. What are the risks? What are flame retardants? Your living room sofa will almost certainly be covered in a flame retardant. These […]

Business

Christine Lagarde resigns as head of IMF

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Christine Lagarde has become known as the “rock star” of international finance Christine Lagarde has said she will step down as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It comes hours before a vote on her nomination to become head of the European Central Bank (ECB). Ms Lagarde […]