Iranians weigh their fate under Clinton or Trump

Iranians weigh their fate under Clinton or Trump

As the 2016 US presidential campaign hurtles from scandal to scandal, Iranians have been carefully monitoring a race that could well affect their lives in the next four years. A giant mural on a building in downtown Tehran displays a modified US flag, the stars replaced by skulls and the stripes by falling bombs. Washington […]

Trump goes on the offensive as Clinton lead narrows

Trump goes on the offensive as Clinton lead narrows

Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a threat to the country on Monday, saying that if she is elected a probe into her emails could shadow her entire term in office, as the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Clinton’s lead narrowing slightly. “The investigation will last for years. The trial will probably start,” Trump told a rally […]

Trump’s running mate Pence unharmed after plane skids off runway

Trump’s running mate Pence unharmed after plane skids off runway

A plane carrying U.S. Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off the runway after landing in the rain at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday, halting flights for at least an hour, officials said. No one was injured in the incident which occurred less than two weeks before the U.S. presidential election, crucial […]

‘We are behind’ admits Trump campaign as Clinton targets early voters

‘We are behind’ admits Trump campaign as Clinton targets early voters

  A top adviser to Donald Trump acknowledged on Sunday the Republican presidential candidate was lagging behind rival Hillary Clinton, as the Democratic nominee pressed a strategy of encouraging early voting in key battleground states. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Clinton had “tremendous advantages,” including a large campaign war chest that had allowed her […]

Trump outlines first 100 days, vows to sue accusers

Trump outlines first 100 days, vows to sue accusers

Donald Trump is laying out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president but pointedly noting that he will find time to sue the numerous women who have accused him of groping and other unwanted sexual behavior. “All of these liars will be sued once the election is over,” Trump said Saturday during […]

‘Dangerous’ Trump ‘undermines our democracy’, says Obama

‘Dangerous’ Trump ‘undermines our democracy’, says Obama

  President Barack Obama eviscerated would-be successor Donald Trump Thursday for threatening not to concede if he loses next month’s election, calling for a thumping Democratic victory to repudiate his “dangerous” claims of a rigged vote. Trump cast the United States into uncharted political waters by suggesting he may not recognize the result of the […]

Trump refuses to say if he will accept election results in final debate

Trump refuses to say if he will accept election results in final debate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump refused to say that he would accept the results of the election during his final debate with Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas Wednesday, as his Democratic rival accused him of being “unfit” to be president. In what could be seen as a threat to one of the pillars of American […]

Trump ‘rigged vote’ claims working with his supporters

Trump ‘rigged vote’ claims working with his supporters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has sharpened his allegations that the US presidential election is rigged in his rival’s favour. In some parts of rural Illinois, FRANCE 24 finds many of his supporters believe Trump. Evelyn and Merle Hays are casting their ballots – for Trump — in the town of Paris, Illinois. Early voting […]

Trump claims election results being ‘rigged’

Trump claims election results being ‘rigged’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump dug deeper in his efforts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the U.S. election, saying on Twitter on Sunday that he believed the results were being “rigged” at many polling places. His tweet came hours after his vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, said Republicans would accept the outcome […]

Trump blames media, Clinton for ‘made up’ sexual assault allegations

Trump blames media, Clinton for ‘made up’ sexual assault allegations

  Donald Trump assailed as “absolutely false” the allegations by several women that he groped them, and accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, the media and lobbyists of engaging in an effort to stop him from winning the White House. With his numbers dropping in opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 8 election, the Republican U.S. […]

Trump campaign rocked as women accuse White House candidate of sexual assault

Trump campaign rocked as women accuse White House candidate of sexual assault

  Newly published accusations that Donald Trump groped or inappropriately kissed women rocked the race for the White House Wednesday, with the Republican nominee angrily denying the reports and his campaign branding them “character assassination.” Claims by four women, whose accounts were reported by The New York Times, The Palm Beach Postand Yahoo News, came […]

As it happened: Trump and Clinton clash in second presidential debate

As it happened: Trump and Clinton clash in second presidential debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed in a heated second presidential second presidential debate in St Louis, Missouri, on Sunday night, coming in the wake of the scandal over Trump’s remarks about women in leaked recordings. The debate got off to a frosty start as the two candidates chose to forego the customary handshake. The […]

Trump forced into apology as lewd remarks leave campaign reeling

Trump forced into apology as lewd remarks leave campaign reeling

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump scrambled to prevent his campaign from falling apart early on Saturday with a hastily prepared video statement expressing regret for making obscene comments about women. Trump declared himself a changed man, but raised the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton and slammed his Democratic opponent in the November 8 election, […]

Past business losses may explain why Trump has not paid taxes

Past business losses may explain why Trump has not paid taxes

Donald Trump’s business losses in 1995 were so large that they could have allowed him to avoid paying federal income taxes for as many as 18 years, according to records obtained by The New York Times. In a story published online late Saturday, the Times said it anonymously received the first pages of Trump’s 1995 […]

Trump mounts attack on beauty queen in ‘hate campaign’

Trump mounts attack on beauty queen in ‘hate campaign’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump increased his attacks on a former beauty queen with an unsubstantiated allegation about a sex tape in predawn Twitter posts on Friday, and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton denounced him as “unhinged”. Trump’s refusal to drop his invective against Alicia Machado, the Miss Universe from Venezuela whom he criticized for gaining […]

Clinton, Trump back on campaign trail after combative first debate

Clinton, Trump back on campaign trail after combative first debate

Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto the defense by Hillary Clinton’s cascade of critiques about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate. The Republican nominee plunged into re-litigating some of Clinton’s most damaging attacks, even when the explanations seemed only […]

Clinton and Trump clash in fierce presidential debate

Clinton and Trump clash in fierce presidential debate

  Donald Trump’s taxes and Hillary Clinton’s emails were among the topics of a hotly contested debate between the two presidential candidates on Monday night in their first head-to-head clash in the race for the White House. Clinton and Trump engaged in a vigorous back-and-forth on the debate stage at Hofstra University in New York […]

Trump backtracks on ‘birther’ conspiracy and admits Obama was born in US

Trump backtracks on ‘birther’ conspiracy and admits Obama was born in US

Republican Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time on Friday that President Barack Obama was born in the United States, reversing himself on a controversy that he helped launch but that has become a distraction to his White House bid. “President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period,” Trump, who has questioned Obama’s […]

Is France’s Nicolas Sarkozy trying to ‘Trump’ the far right?

Is France’s Nicolas Sarkozy trying to ‘Trump’ the far right?

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was likened to Donald Trump this week after the latest in a string of provocative statements that have pushed his presidential campaign ever further to the right. The comparison with the Republican candidate for the White House, a notorious climate change sceptic, followed a speech on Wednesday in which Sarkozy […]

Clinton regrets calling half of Trump supporters ‘deplorables’

Clinton regrets calling half of Trump supporters ‘deplorables’

Hillary Clinton said Saturday that she was wrong to put half of Donald Trump’s supporters in a “basket of deplorables,” saying many are hard-working Americans. Less than 24 hours after she made the statement at a private New York City fundraiser, Clinton said “I regret saying ‘half’ – that was wrong.” But she argued that […]

Trump praises ‘strong’ leader Putin during defence policy grilling

Trump praises ‘strong’ leader Putin during defence policy grilling

Russian President Vladimir Putin is “far more” of a leader than Barack Obama, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday, echoing previous praise for the Kremlin strongman. Putin is “very much of a leader,” Trump said in a televised interview, where he and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton were separately grilled over their national security and […]

Trump to visit Mexico for talks with President Pena Nieto

Trump to visit Mexico for talks with President Pena Nieto

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he plans to meet Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday, hours before outlining his proposals for cracking down on illegal immigration. “I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow,” Trump said on Twitter on […]

Trump hires new blood in campaign overhaul

Trump hires new blood in campaign overhaul

Donald Trump announced a shake-up of his campaign leadership Wednesday, the latest sign of tumult for his struggling White House bid less than three months from Election Day. The Republican nominee named Stephen Bannon of the conservative Breitbart News website as chief executive officer and promoted pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager. The moves signal […]

Republican security experts say Trump ‘not qualified to be president’

Republican security experts say Trump ‘not qualified to be president’

Fifty senior Republican national security officials have issued a stinging rejection of their party’s White House nominee Donald Trump, warning he would be “the most reckless president in American history” if elected. The group, some of whom already announced they would not vote for Trump, included former homeland security chiefs, intelligence directors, senior presidential advisors […]

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