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 […]

Tens of thousands of opponents of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko have gathered in Minsk to protest against disputed elections. The “March for Freedom” in the centre of the capital comes amid growing anger over alleged poll-rigging and police violence at subsequent protests. Meanwhile, in an address to a smaller crowd […]

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 […]