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  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 08:08 UTC

    Dow Jones reverses trend after Trump's victory

    President-elect Donald Trump not so bad for markets after all

    The Dow Jones index climbed more than 300 points (1.5 percent), by the afternoon, coming back from an abrupt 750-point plunge as election results came in. Stock markets reversed overnight losses stemming from the shock of Donald Trump's upset victory and and the Dow Jones Industrial Average soared to what would be a record closing high as investors assimilated the implications of the Republican return to the White House.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 07:18 UTC

    Trump on the phone with PM May: “UK a very, very special place for me and for my country”

    Trump set out his “close and personal connections with, and warmth for, the UK”, according to a Downing Street spokesman.

    The special relationship between the UK and the US will go from “strength to strength”, Donald Trump has told Theresa May in their first telephone call since his election. The President-elect told the Prime Minister the UK was a “very, very special place for me and for our country”. He set out his “close and personal connections with, and warmth for, the UK”, according to a Downing Street spokesman. Mrs. May stressed the importance of Britain's relationship with the US in the wake of the Brexit vote.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 07:04 UTC

    Trump's victory seen from Argentina as a global tendency in Western economies

    Fraga argues that Trump's triumph is a global tendency, such was the case with the UK and Brexit, and with similar tendencies in France and Germany

    Under the heading of “Trump and Argentina”, political analyst Rosendo Fraga outlines what he believes are the reasons for the US tycoon victory in the presidential election, which he links to similar conditions in UK and the Brexit, and possible surprises next year both in France and Germany, the four leading Western economies.

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 11:54 UTC

    Anti-Trump demonstrators march in cities across United States

    In New York, thousands filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump's gilded home on Fifth Avenue.

    Demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Republican Donald Trump's surprise presidential election win, blasting his campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups. In New York, thousands filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump's gilded home on Fifth Avenue. Hundreds of others gathered at a Manhattan park and shouted “Not my president.”

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 11:40 UTC

    Obama will host Trump at the White House and promises a smooth transition

    Obama campaigned vigorously for Hillary Clinton, and called Trump both temperamentally unfit for the presidency and dangerously unprepared

    President Barack Obama will host on Thursday a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at the White House, in their first public step toward a peaceful transition of power after the Republican businessman's surprise election victory. The two men have had almost no one-on-one contact previously. Trump led the “birther” movement that questioned Obama's U.S. citizenship and has pledged to overturn the Democratic president's signature policy achievements after he takes office on Jan. 20

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 11:04 UTC

    PM May congratulates Trump and looks forward to working with him

     “Britain and the United States have an enduring and special relationship based on the values of freedom, democracy and enterprise” said PM May

    Prime Minister Theresa May has led UK political congratulations for Donald Trump after his US election victory. The PM said Britain and the US had an “enduring and special relationship” and would remain close partners on trade, security and defense.

  • Wednesday, November 9th 2016 - 17:22 UTC

    Macri congratulates Trump, hopes both presidents can work together for the people

    President Mauricio Macri congratulated Trump. Argentina wants the shortest transition possible

    The Argentine president posted his congratulations for Donald Trump as president-elect of the United States on his Twitter account. Malcorra wants quick transition. “I congratulate @realDonaldTrump on his triumph and I hope we can work together for the good of our peoples,” Macri said.

  • Wednesday, November 9th 2016 - 17:02 UTC

    In Rome, Pepe Mujica cries “Help!” as Trump wins election

    Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica wants to go to Mars after Trump's victory

    The former Uruguayan President came up with “a word that says it all: Help!” during a radio interview. Tabaré Vázquez to wait for official results to be released.Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, in Rome to attend the third World Meeting of Popular Movements made those remarks during a radio appearance. Mujica had expressed his preference for Hillary Clinton.

  • Wednesday, November 9th 2016 - 15:42 UTC

    Preconceptions, misconceptions and experts that fail to see reality

    How could polls be so mistaken?

    Explaining the not so quite unexplainable. Donald Trump's victory by a convincing margin left all those so called analysts who had foreseen his defeat as inevitable trying to find out how they had so spectacularly misread the world. The role of mass media under fire.

  • Wednesday, November 9th 2016 - 12:42 UTC

    It's President Donald Trump, after all

    Donald Trump wins presidential election

    Following the Republican candidate's win in Pennsylvania there was virutally no chance the Democrat nominnee Hillary Clinton could reverse the situation and her campain manager John Podesta sent everybody at her camp home to sleep, saying she would not be making any comments during the evening.