elections

Vote Recount Effort Races Forward Despite Trump Team Rejection

By Julia Harte and Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Nov 29 – Donald Trump’s transition team on Monday pushed back against an effort to recount Nov. 8’s presidential election votes, calling the effort “nonsense,” but offering no evidence to back a weekend Trump tweet alleging millions of illegal votes. With the clock winding down for voters and

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Kuwaitis Vote in Austerity-Focused Poll, Energised by Opposition

By Sami Aboudi and Ahmed Hagagy KUWAIT, Nov 26 – Kuwaitis voted on Saturday in an election energised by the participation of opposition candidates for the first time since 2012 and focused on recent government austerity measures aimed at tackling the oil-rich nation’s deficit. The parliament of Western-allied Kuwait was due to run until July

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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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From GCC, With Love: A Letter to Donald Trump

The U.S. mustn’t discard its ties with the Arab Gulf states in favor of unpredictable alliances. BY Omar Al Busaidy “O Captain! My Captain!” is an extended metaphor poem written in 1865 by Walt Whitman about the death of American President Abraham Lincoln. This poem was written after the U.S. Civil war in the 19th

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Popular Pressures and Policy Options Awaiting Donald Trump

By Rami G. Khouri When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were competing over the American vote, intense speculation over how either candidate’s foreign policy would impact the many tensions and wars in Middle East dominated the news. But in the end, it is just that — speculation that is likely to be overtaken by events the

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Voting Extended in North Carolina but Not in Colorado after Court Requests

By Colleen Jenkins and Mica Rosenberg WINSTON-SALEM, N.C./NEW YORK, Nov 9 – North Carolina extended voting times in several precincts during Tuesday’s presidential election but Colorado rejected a bid to keep polls open longer after both states experienced problems with electronic voting systems. In North Carolina, advocates including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored

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Trump, Clinton Wage Tight Battles in Ohio, Florida and Elsewhere

By Amanda Becker and John Whitesides Nov 9 – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton waged a close battle in several crucial battleground states on Tuesday in their bitter race for the White House, although opinion polls gave Clinton an edge in the closing hours of the campaign. With voting completed in more than

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Gun Control Measures Expected to Win in Four U.S. States

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, Nov 8  – Gun control-related ballot measures in four states are expected to pass on Tuesday, opinion polls show, after gun safety advocates poured a massive amount of money into backing the initiatives. In Maine and Nevada, residents will vote on whether to mandate universal background checks for firearm sales,

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Clinton and Trump Chase Last-Minute Support on U.S. Election Eve

By Amanda Becker and Emily Stephenson PHILADELPHIA/MANCHESTER, N.H., Pa., Nov 8 – The U.S. presidential campaign neared its end on Monday in the same angry tone it began, with Republican Donald Trump calling Democrat Hillary Clinton a “phony” and Clinton accusing him of splitting the country, as a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed Clinton with

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