Ivanka Trump wants to be the first female US president. Perhaps she already is | Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi: Michael Wolffs explosive book about Donald Trumps White House exposes the ambition of the First Daughter. But with the power she already has, why bother with a tedious election? In Daddys footsteps? Ivanka Trump is supposed to have made a deal with her husband to allow her to run for president. Photograph: Markus…

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Uber valued at $48bn after consortium secures shares deal

Buyers take stake of about 17.5% in ride-hailing company that has gone through a turbulent year A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp has successfully bought a large number of shares in Uber in a deal that values the ride-hailing/food delivery firm at $48bn (36bn), Uber said on Thursday. The price is a discount of…

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Why more Brits are buying caravans and motor homes

Global Trade More from the BBC’s series taking an international perspective on trade: Why demand for British wool is unravelling Is the ski industry on a slippery slope? What price would you put on a passport? What it takes to get Beyonce on a world tour Would you risk jail for a cup of tea?…

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The education of Ivanka Trump

Washington (CNN)Like nearly every senior staffer in a White House infamous for backstabbing, Ivanka Trump spent her early months immersed in the drama of competing power centers. Anecdotes quickly emerged of Ivanka pleading with her father to moderate his positions — or at least his tone — often, with little success. It took a while…

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How a Welsh jeans firm became a cult global brand

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Hiut Denim Company sells its jeans around the world With a look of concentration on her face, a worker guides the sheet of denim through the sewing machine, and a pair of jeans starts to take shape. As the needle goes up and down in a…

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Art and wine: Learning to paint while drinking

Image copyright Gareth Shelton Image caption Writer Susie Bearne attended a Pop Up Paint class in London But I needn’t be too anxious; it’s pretty clear this painting session isn’t your standard art class. Image copyright ArtnSips Image caption ArtnSips says drinking while drawing can unlock your creative side Experts says it’s largely been driven…

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From Tidal to Trump University: the museum that remembers major failures

The Museum of Failure covers everything from flopped movies to disastrous food products, celebrating the missteps that many have decided to forget For your viewing pleasure, downtown LAs new Museum of Failure has gathered together some of historys most ill-conceived ideas. Theres the Shared Girlfriend, a $45-a-day rental sex doll that the Chinese company Taqu…

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Have a happy homeopathic Christmas with Gwyneth Paltrow

Seasons greetings! Goops annual gift guide is out and, with $250 Christian Louboutin baby shoes and a trip to something called the The Integratron, theres something for everyone To America, where Gwyneth Paltrows enchanted mirror is the bearer of bad tidings. Now that Kellyanne Conway tweeted on Thursday, homeopathics are the first line of defence…

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White House considering replacing Tillerson with Pompeo

Washington (CNN)The White House is contemplating a scenario to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo within the next few months, multiple government officials tell CNN. There’s no decision yet on the timing of Tillerson’s departure, which has been expected for months. But multiple sources close to the White House and…

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Ivanka Trump Visits India Amid Criticism Of Clothing Line’s Labor Practices

The first daughter and presidential adviser is leading the U.S. delegation to the annual summit, which this year is focused on “supporting women’s entrepreneurship.” News of the trip sparked multiple controversies, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson not sending senior officials on the trip and Hyderabad police rounding up beggars from city streets in anticipation of Trump’s arrival. As…

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