u.s. elections

Trump Says He’s Considering Keeping Parts of Obamacare

Nov 12- President-elect Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal he is considering retaining parts of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law including provisions letting parents keep adult children up to age 26 on insurance policies and barring insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. The Republican businessman during the U.S. presidential campaign called

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Anti-Trump Protesters Take to the Streets for Third Night

By Javier Galeano MIAMI, Nov 11 – Thousands of protesters took their frustrations over Donald Trump’s election as the next U.S. president onto the streets on Friday and into Saturday in several cities, including Portland, Oregon, where one person was shot. The unidentified person was wounded on Portland’s Morrison Bridge at 12:45 a.m. local time

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Senior Saudi Prince Says Trump Shouldn’t Scrap Iran Deal

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump should not scrap a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers but should take the nation to task for its “destabilizing activities” in the Middle East, said a former senior Saudi official. Gulf powers watched with alarm as U.S. President Barack Obama forged a deal with its

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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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Anti-Trump Demonstrators Set Fires, Break Windows in California

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov 9  – Protests against Donald Trump broke out in California‘s Bay Area late on Tuesday after the Republican candidate won the U.S. presidential election, a Reuters witness and local media reported. Demonstrators set fire to a likeness of Trump, smashed store front windows and set garbage and tires on fire in downtown

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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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Backs Against the Wall: Trump Victory Casts Pall over Mexico

By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY, Nov 9 – Mexico was pitched into deep uncertainty by Donald Trump’s U.S. election victory on Tuesday after a bitterly divisive campaign, raising the prospect of major clashes over trade, immigration and security. The peso currency suffered its biggest fall in 22 years on fears Trump will stick to a

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Americans Elect Trump President – HOW?!

America votes unorthodoxly By Susan Modaress and Leila Hatoum What started as a joke for many, when Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency of the world’s strongest nation, has turned into a shocking reality, not only to tens of millions of Americans, but also to hundreds of millions of spectators across the globe. It

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