Daniel Garrahan has Wednesday’s top stories from around the world, with Donald Trump giving a conciliatory speech to Congress, Uber chief saying he needs leadership help, and Australia’s economy returning to growth.
Welcome to the world in 60 seconds from First FT. In his first speech to Congress, as US President, Donald Trump called for unity and the upholding of civil rights in place of the rhetoric of his first weeks in office. He also voiced support for NATO, but he gave few details on tax cuts and other policy plans, leaving the markets disappointed.
The chief executive of Uber has said he needs to grow up and get leadership help, after a video emerged of him arguing rudely with one of the company's drivers. The footage shows Travis Kalanick berating a driver who said the company made him bankrupt. The incident is the latest crisis to hit the company, which has been hit by reports of sexual harassment and allegations of theft of trade secrets.
And Australia's economy returned to growth in the fourth quarter of 2016, after a surprise contraction in the previous quarter. New figures show GDP grew 1.1% quarter-on-quarter, meaning the country has avoided its first recession in a quarter of a century. For more of today's top stories, go to ft.com/firstft.