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Trump’s tariffs are inflicting pain and uncertainty across the market. Comments...

U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia. Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images The US-China trade war has taken a toll on multinational companies' bottom lines and has injected an element of uncertainty into business…

India: PM Modi slams BJP candidate’s Gandhi assassin comments

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned a firebrand Hindu election candidate from his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who called the assassin of independence icon Mahatma Gandhi a "patriot". Modi was forced to act on Friday after a backlash grew over the comments 24 hours earlier by Pragya Singh Thakur, who separately faces charges in connection with…

Wilder v Breazeale: WBC to hold hearing over ring death comments

Wilder faces Dominic Breazeale on SaturdayDeontay Wilder v Dominic BreazealeVenue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn Date: Saturday, 18 May (Sunday, 19 May at about 04:00 BST)Coverage: Live text commentary on BBC Sport websiteDeontay Wilder will face a hearing after the World Boxing Council said his comments about death in the ring are "against the spirit of our…

Should politicians have to resign over offensive comments?

Updated May 04, 2019 13:44:57 The resignation of five federal election candidates this week — two of them in the one day — raises questions about the standards we set for would-be politicians who have made offensive comments online, and whether they should be forgiven.Labor's Luke Creasy denounced the rape jokes and lewd comments he…

Labor investigating Melbourne candidate over rape jokes and lewd comments

Updated May 03, 2019 13:03:59 Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has defended his candidate for the electorate of Melbourne after it was revealed he made rape jokes and lewd comments, arguing the circumstances are different to anti-Muslim posts made by Liberal candidates. Key points:Labor candidate Luke Creasey has apologised for sharing a rape joke onlineOpposition Leader…

Liberal candidate for Isaacs to be dumped after anti-Islamic comments

Updated May 01, 2019 09:11:43 The Victorian Liberal Party will dump Jeremy Hearn as its candidate for the seat of Isaacs, after a conspiracy-laden anti-Muslim rant he posted online last year. Key points:Jeremy Hearn had previously suggested Muslim Australians were hiding their true intentionsHe has since apologised, describing his comments as "not right" The Victorian…

Larry Nassar: Aly Raisman criticises Li Li Leung’s comments on abuse...

Aly Raisman was one of those who addressed the court at Larry Nassar's sentencing hearingOlympic gold medallist Aly Raisman has criticised the new head of USA Gymnastics for an "oversimplification" of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case.Ex-US gymnast Li Li Leung, who was appointed chief executive in February, told NBC she was never abused by…

Israel Folau referred to rugby integrity unit over homophobic comments

Posted April 10, 2019 23:39:10 Rugby Australia has denounced homophobic comments made by Wallabies star Israel Folau warning homosexual people they are "destined for hell". Key points:Rugby Australia labelled the post "disrespectful" to members of the sporting communityIsrael Folau came under fire for similar comments made online last yearAt the time, he threatened to walk…

Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci mistaken in Moise Kean comments – Massimiliano Allegri

Moise Kean has won three caps for ItalyLeonardo Bonucci "expressed himself badly" in reacting to racist abuse suffered by Moise Kean, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has said.Kean, 19, was a target of racist chants at Cagliari with captain Bonucci saying the player's goal celebration meant he was partly to blame.But Allegri said: "With his mind…

Erdogan ‘unfortunately taken out of context’ with casket comments

Updated March 21, 2019 10:47:18 The senior spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the leader was "unfortunately taken out of context" in comments in which he appeared to threaten violence to Australians and New Zealanders after the Christchurch massacre. Key points:Spokesman Fahrettin Altun provided an alternate translation to try to clarify Mr Erdogan's…
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