As America counts, the world holds its breath for U.S. election outcome

A combination picture shows U.S. President Donald Trump pumping his fist during a campaign event at Capital Region International Airport in Lansing, Michigan, U.S. October 27, 2020, and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden making a fist during a drive-in campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., October 30, 2020. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

LONDON/LAGOS/SARAJEVO (Reuters): A day after Americans voted in a bitterly contested election, the rest of the world was none the wiser on Wednesday, with millions of votes still to count, the race too close to call and a mounting risk of days or even weeks of legal uncertainty.Donald Trump’s pre-emptive declaration of victory at the… Continue reading As America counts, the world holds its breath for U.S. election outcome

Scorned by Trump, many Nigerians love him all the same

File Photo. Members of Living Christ Mission Inc are seen during a prayer rally carrying banners in support of the US President Donald Trump in Imo state, Nigeria October 25,2020. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

LAGOS (Reuters) – Hundreds of men and women marched, clad in T-shirts supporting U.S. President Donald Trump or pink fabric dresses bearing the image of Jesus, as they waved American flags, Republican presidential campaign signs, and even a few Nigerian flags.The rally, after all, was in Onitsha, a city in eastern Nigeria. Trump has disparaged… Continue reading Scorned by Trump, many Nigerians love him all the same

Anxious Americans vote on Election Day with faces masked, stores boarded up

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Atlanta (Reuters): Americans began casting ballots on Tuesday in an Election Day unlike any other, braving the threat of COVID-19 and the potential for violence and intimidation after one of the most polarizing presidential races in U.S. history. Voters line up at a polling station to vote in the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Philadelphia,… Continue reading Anxious Americans vote on Election Day with faces masked, stores boarded up

With Biden bets and Trump hedges, investors prepare for U.S. Election Day

FILE PHOTO: A sign encouraging voter turnout is seen at a campaign yard sign distribution site in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S., October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan/File Photo

NEW YORK (Reuters): Four years after Donald Trump’s surprise presidential victory roiled markets, investors are prepared for short-term trading turmoil and major long-term policy shifts, on the eve of Tuesday’s U.S. election.Investors could confront dramatically different paths for the country on taxes, government spending, trade and regulation depending on who wins the White House, the… Continue reading With Biden bets and Trump hedges, investors prepare for U.S. Election Day

Obama: Trump failed to take pandemic, presidency seriously

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally at Belle Isle Casino in Detroit, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, also attended by Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo Courtesy: AP

DETROIT (AP) — Calling Joe Biden his “brother,” Barack Obama on Saturday accused Donald Trump of failing to take the coronavirus pandemic and the presidency seriously as Democrats leaned on America’s first Black president to energize Black voters in battleground Michigan on the final weekend of the 2020 campaign.Obama, the 44th president, and Biden, his… Continue reading Obama: Trump failed to take pandemic, presidency seriously

Influential media support for Trump’s rival Biden

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Kathmandu: Some of the world’s most influential newspapers and magazines have openly backed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. On the eve of the election, The Economist, a popular London-based magazine, published an article in support of President Donald Trump’s rival Joe Biden, explaining why Biden should be emphasized on the cover of the magazine. The… Continue reading Influential media support for Trump’s rival Biden

Trump, Biden to take campaign battle to critical battleground: Florida

U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Arizona, U.S. October 28, 2020. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden will rally supporters on Thursday in the battleground of Florida, visiting the same city hours apart and putting on full display their contrasting approaches to the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.Opinion polls show Biden with a significant edge nationally, but his lead is tighter in battleground… Continue reading Trump, Biden to take campaign battle to critical battleground: Florida

Biden, in LGBTQ interview, vows to pass Equality Act in first 100 days

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(Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to make passing the LGBTQ rights legislation known as the Equality Act a top priority, hoping to sign what would be a landmark civil rights law within 100 days should he win Tuesday’s election. Biden, a leading voice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights… Continue reading Biden, in LGBTQ interview, vows to pass Equality Act in first 100 days

Trump, Biden in final full week of campaigning as virus looms large

A man sanitizes a privacy booth to fight the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a polling station opened for early voting at Our Lady Help of Christians in Staten Island, New York City, U.S., October 25, 2020. REUTERS

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Monday are down to the final full week of campaigning before the Nov. 3 election, as surging coronavirus cases and a COVID-19 outbreak within Vice President Mike Pence’s staff keep the focus of the race on the pandemic.Trump claimed progress in combating the disease… Continue reading Trump, Biden in final full week of campaigning as virus looms large

Majority will accept result of U.S. election, even if they dislike the winner: Reuters/Ipsos poll

File photo: "I Voted" stickers are seen as voters head to the polls for election day in Princeton, New Jersey, November 7, 2017. REUTERS

(Reuters) – As the 2020 presidential election enters its final week, a majority of Americans appear ready to accept the result of an exhausting campaign even if their preferred candidate loses, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.Its latest survey, conducted from Oct. 13-20, shows that 79% of all Americans, including 59% of those who want to re-elect… Continue reading Majority will accept result of U.S. election, even if they dislike the winner: Reuters/Ipsos poll