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Win or lose, ‘Trumpism’ will leave its mark

Even if, as most polls predict, he loses Tuesday’s US presidential election, Donald Trump’s populist charge will leave its mark on the American body politic. The 70-year-old billionaire tycoon is the Republican flag-bearer even though part of the Grand Old

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Clinton v Trump: States to watch on November 8

Five battleground states are key to watch as US election results start trickling in on Tuesday. On Tuesday, November 8, Americans will decide whether Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton will be handed the keys to the White House.

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Dollar strengthens as election seen swinging toward Clinton

The dollar rose on Monday after the FBI decided that U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will not face criminal charges, which was seen as a boost to her chances of winning Tuesday’s contest with Republican rival Donald Trump. The

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U.S. appeals court removes new voter-intimidation rules in Ohio

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won a legal battle on Sunday when a U.S. appeals court in Ohio removed new restrictions on partisan poll watchers that Democrats had sought to prevent Election Day voter intimidation. The rules overturned by the

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U.S. election: Beyoncé, Jay Z campaign for Clinton

American singer and actress Beyoncé, joined by her husband Jay Z, an American rapper, on Friday night campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They campaigned in Cleveland at a concert aimed at appealing to young voters and minorities. The

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U.S. authorities warn of al Qaeda threat to election

Federal officials have warned authorities in New York City, Texas and Virginia about an unspecific threat of attacks by the al Qaeda militant group around Election Day, putting local law enforcement on alert the weekend before Tuesday’s vote, officials said

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Clinton, Trump take campaign fight to Ohio, Pennsylvania

The U.S. presidential campaign moves back to Ohio and Pennsylvania on Friday as Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump try to put their best message forward leading up to the final weekend of a bruising race. The race for

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Gun sales on the rise in anticipation of a Clinton win

In the run-up to the November 8 elections in the US, Miranda Evans has already noticed an increase in gun sales in her shop in Mississippi. Some customers are worried Hillary Clinton will be the 45th US president. During her

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Clinton and Trump push closing arguments as markets fret over tight race

As Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump pushed their closing arguments ahead of next week’s U.S. presidential election, financial markets were rattled on Wednesday by opinion polls showing a tightening White House race. While most national polls still favor

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Democrats hit back at FBI head as Trump presses attacks on Clinton

Democrats kept up their attacks on FBI Director James Comey on Monday, accusing him of a double standard after he revealed his agency’s probe into more material that might relate to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email

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