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Davos: Trump decries climate ‘prophets of doom’ with Thunberg in audience

Davos: Trump decries climate ‘prophets of doom’ with Thunberg in audience

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has decried climate "prophets of doom" in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme.He called for a rejection of "predictions of the apocalypse" and said America would defend its economy.Mr Trump did not directly name the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, who was in the audience.Later, she excoriated political leaders, saying the world "in case you hadn't noticed, is currently on fire".Environmental destruction is at the top of the agenda at the annual summit of the world's decision-makers, which takes place at a Swiss ski resort. What else did the president say?In his keynote speech, Mr Trump said that it was a time for op...
What has Donald Trump actually achieved on trade?

What has Donald Trump actually achieved on trade?

Business
Is Donald Trump anything more than, as he once put it, "Tariff Man"? The US president uses the tool against trading partners to fight battles from "unfair" steel price practices to France's digital tax on tech giants. Most prominent has been his trade war with China which has raised border taxes on almost $ 500bn of annual trade.Mr Trump styles himself as a deal-maker who, as president of the world's largest economy, uses tariffs for leverage in negotiations.So, can the US president legitimately claim he has made any progress? The BBC takes a look around the world.ChinaWhen Mr Trump first announced a trade deal with China, he hailed it as "very large and comprehensive". It was, he tweeted, "by far, the greatest and biggest deal e...
Trump impeachment: Senators sworn in for historic trial

Trump impeachment: Senators sworn in for historic trial

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device The 100 lawmakers of the US Senate were sworn in on Thursday as jurors for the impending impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts administered the oath to the senators to "do impartial justice".In the coming weeks, the senators will decide whether Mr Trump should be removed from office over charges brought by the House of Representatives.The trial is scheduled to begin on 21 January.Justice Roberts asked the senators, "Do you solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump, President of the United States, now pending, you will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and the laws, so help you God?"The...
Qasem Soleimani: Iran was targeting four US embassies, says Trump

Qasem Soleimani: Iran was targeting four US embassies, says Trump

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Iran was planning attacks on four US embassies when its top general was killed, President Donald Trump says.When asked what threat led to last Friday's US drone strike, he told Fox News: "I can reveal that I believe it probably would've been four embassies." The killing of Gen Qasem Soleimani, a national hero, came after days of protests at the US embassy in Baghdad.But Democrats given intelligence briefings on the fatal strike say they have seen no evidence of embassy plots.Mr Trump first made the embassy claim at the White House on Thursday and repeated it that night at a rally in Ohio.He was also backed up by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo."We had specific information on an imminent threat and...
Why is Ivanka Trump giving a keynote speech at CES?

Why is Ivanka Trump giving a keynote speech at CES?

Technology
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, will be on stage on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to talk about the future of work - but her invitation has caused controversy.Gary Shapiro, the chief executive of the company which runs CES, defended inviting Ms Trump and refused to answer the BBC when it asked whether her appearance had been requested by the White House. Ms Trump has been appointed co-chair of two governmental advisory boards, including the national council for the American worker.She will share the stage with eight senior business leaders, only two of whom are female, prompting criticism that women who understand how tech will impact the future of work are being under-represented. The US has enjoyed record levels of jobs growth throughout ...