election

Anti-Trump Protest Leaders Say Preparing for Long Fight

By Scott Malone BOSTON – The protests in major U.S. cities against Republican Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election victory have been impromptu affairs, quickly organised by young Americans with a diverse array of backgrounds and agendas. But as they look out at the next four years with Trump in the White House while his party

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Civil Rights a Top Concern After Anti-Trump Protests Enter Second Day

By Ian Simpson and Gina Cherelus WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Nov 11 – Demonstrators took to the streets across the country for a second day on Thursday to protest Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, voicing fears that the real estate mogul’s political triumph would deal a blow to civil rights. On the East Coast, protests took place

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Mexicans on U.S. Border Fear Economic Catastrophe if Trump Wins

By Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein and David Alire Garcia TIJUANA/NOGALES, Mexico, Nov 8 – Mexicans on the U.S. border anxiously awaited the outcome of the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, plagued by fears of economic disaster if Republican Donald Trump wins and tries to choke local industry, isolate the country and deport millions. Trump’s campaign has

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Amid Scandal, Bluster and Insults, Trump Closes in on White House

By Bill Trott WASHINGTON – Supercharging the bluster, hyperbole and media mastery that made him one of the world’s best-known businessmen, Donald Trump upended U.S. democratic traditions on a 17-month quest he hopes will lead to the White House. From his grand Trump Tower escalator entrance into the Republican presidential race on June 16, 2015,

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Trump Says His Language is “Much, Much Cleaner” Than Jay Z

By Amanda Becker and Emily Stephenson MANCHESTER, N.H./STERLING HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN, Nov 7 – As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton criss-crossed the United States on Sunday in a final, frenzied burst of campaigning, the Republican said he was the “last chance” to fix a broken country while his Democratic rival said a “moment of reckoning” had

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Spain Votes to Break Political Deadlock, Far Left Set to Rise

By Julien Toyer and Emma Pinedo MADRID, June 26 – Spaniards voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election in which the anti-austerity party Podemos is expected to make big gains, potentially delivering a fresh jolt to Europe’s political mainstream after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The last election, in December, broke the mould

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Modi Visits Britain; Seeks to Bounce Back from Election Blow

NEW DELHI (Nov. 11) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mass rally on a visit to Britain this week that supporters hope will help him spring back from a humiliating election loss and reassert his authority on the global stage. India and Britain could announce deals worth 8-12 billion pounds ($12-$18 billion) during

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Tensions Rise in Turkey as Five Killed in Kurdish Militant Attacks

ANKARA (Nov 11)  A street cleaner in southeastern Turkey was killed on Wednesday by flying shrapnel and a police officer was wounded after his armoured vehicle drove over an explosive device thought to have been laid by Kurdish militants, security sources said. The blast in the town of Dargecit in Mardin province came after three

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Voting Underway in Myanmar’s First Free Election

By Hnin Yadana Zaw and Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Nov 8) Voting began on Sunday in Myanmar’s first free nationwide election in 25 years, the Southeast Asian nation’s biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from dictatorship. The party of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to win the largest share of

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