Trump, elected on Tuesday to his first public office, said he looked forward to more meetings with Obama. Obama said he will do everything he can to help the New York businessman succeed when he takes office on January 20 and urged the country to unite to face its challenges. "My number-one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect is successful," Obama said at the end of the meeting.
November 10, 2016 18:15 UTC
First lady Michelle Obama will also meet privately with Trump's wife, Melania, in the White House residence. On Wednesday, Obama said that despite his major differences with the New York real estate magnate, he would follow the lead of former Republican President George W. Bush in 2008 and ensure a smooth handover to Trump. "Eight years ago, President Bush and I had some pretty significant differences, but President Bush’s team could not have been more professional or more gracious in making sure we had a smooth transition," Obama said. "So I have instructed my team to follow the example that President Bush’s team set." Trump spent Wednesday focusing on that transition during meetings with his staff at Trump Tower in New York.
November 10, 2016 15:57 UTC
After the Republican Trump's stunning upset of the heavily favored Clinton, Democratic President Barack Obama and leading figures in the Republican Party who had struggled to make peace with Trump all vowed to move past the ugliness of an angry and sometimes personal campaign to seek common ground. "Donald Trump is going to be our president. She also failed in a White House bid in 2008. Trump and his senior aides were meeting at Trump Tower in New York on Wednesday to begin the transition. Trump will enjoy Republican majorities in both chambers of the U.S. Congress that could help him implement his legislative agenda.
November 09, 2016 19:55 UTC
This triggered an idea, which by 2004 had turned into an epic mission: travel around the world on his bicycle creating awareness about HIV/AIDS. Undeterred by occasional setbacks, Debnath plans to complete 191 countries by 2020, before returning build a “Global Village” in his hometown. Your ultimate dream is to build a ‘Global Village’ in your hometown. One third of the funds covers expenses of my travel and the other two thirds I will dedicate for our global village. The blueprint for one part of the global village is ready and we are expecting some support from government and the process is going on.
November 09, 2016 19:13 UTC
The Argentine government has been reacting today to the news that Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th US President of the United States after defeating favourite Hillary Clinton. According to a survey carried out by Poliarquia Consultores before the election, few Argentines support Trump. In the survey carried out among 1170 people across 40 localities in the country, 72% of the country wanted Clinton to win, and only 6% wanted Trump. The survey also asked which participant they thought would have a more positive impact for Argentina, and whilst an overwhelming 62% said Clinton would, for Trump it was a mere 5%. Before the elections took place, Malcorra gave an interview describing Trump as “worrying”.
November 09, 2016 18:08 UTC
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Macri congratulates Trump after his victory"I congratulate @realDonaldTrump for his victory and I hope we can work together for the sake of our people,” President Mauricio Macri wrote on Twitter today. Earlier, Foreign Affairs Minister Susana Malcorra affirmed the Argentine government will seek “a fast and short transition” to maintain a common agenda with the United States, after Trump’s victory in yesterday’s elections. “We will have to adapt and we will do so with institutional responsibility,” she added. "Our biggest concern is that the transition is fast and short so that we can go on with some of the issues we have in common with Obama’s administration and we can sit with Trump’s team to define and adjust them,” she added.
November 09, 2016 15:24 UTC
US stocks rose sharply on Wednesday in a dramatic turnaround from deep overnight losses as Wall Street digested the upset presidential election victory of Republican Donald Trump. After warning for months that a Trump White House would create uncertainty and damage sentiment, investors poured money into sectors that may benefit from the former reality show star's victory. It makes a lot of demands but it doesn't know what it wants," said Jake Dollarhide, chief executive officer of Longbow Asset Management in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gains of 3 percent each in the heavily weighted healthcare and financials .SPSY sectors pushed the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average up over 1 percent. "When you look at Trump's plans, they are actually pro-market," said Nadia Lovell, U.S. Equity Strategist at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New York.
November 09, 2016 14:54 UTC
World leaders reacted to Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election with offers to work with him tinged with anxiety over how he would deal with a host of problems, from the Middle East to an assertive Russia. Trump, who has no previous political or military experience, sent conciliatory signals after his upset of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, pledging to seek common ground, not conflict, with the United States' allies. Ties between Washington and Moscow have become strained over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and allegations of Russian cyber attacks featured in the US election campaign. "We heard the campaign statements of the future U.S. presidential candidate about the restoration of relations between Russia and the United States," Putin said. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also congratulated Trump, but analysts said his rule may be profoundly negative for Palestinian aspirations.
November 09, 2016 13:46 UTC
President Barack Obama, who campaigned hard against Trump, telephoned the Republican to congratulate him on his victory and invited him to the White House for a meeting on Thursday, the White House said in a statement. "Ensuring a smooth transition of power is one of the top priorities the President identified at the beginning of the year and a meeting with the President-elect is the next step," the White House said. Worried that a Trump victory could cause economic and global uncertainty, investors were in full flight from risky assets. Despite losing the state-by-state electoral battle that determines the US presidency, Clinton narrowly led Trump in the nationwide popular vote, according to US media tallies. Clinton did not immediately make a concession speech, instead sending campaign chairman John Podesta out to tell her supporters to go home.
November 09, 2016 13:41 UTC
The office contains 96,800 clinical records from research in communities affected by Monsanto products. Verzeñassi’s team established health camps in 27 locations in the past six years to monitor the health impacts of agricultural chemical exposure. Verzeñassi and his socio-environmental health team were already facing pressure as a result of their research. Last week, Nidd removed two members of Verzeñassi’s team from their administrative posts in the Faculty. The fate of the documents in Verzeñassi’s office is unclear.
November 09, 2016 00:37 UTC
US stocks rose for a second straight session on Tuesday, helped by early voter turnout estimates favoring Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election. Wall Street sees the former secretary of state as lending greater clarity and stability to the markets, while Republican candidate Donald Trump's stance on foreign policy, trade and immigration is less certain. Data company VoteCastr, which is providing real-time election information through news outlets, including Slate, showed Clinton with an early lead among voters in Florida, a must-win state for Trump. Several investors said VoteCastr's data had pushed stock prices higher, although they were cautious about its accuracy. People were nervous Trump would win," said Michael James, managing director of equity trading at Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles.
November 08, 2016 19:46 UTC
US stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday as Americans headed to vote for their next president, with the odds in favor of Democrat Hillary Clinton. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 20.34 points, or 0.11 percent, at 18,239.26. The S&P 500 was down 3.92 points, or 0.18 percent, at 2,127.6. The Nasdaq Composite was down 9.92 points, or 0.19 percent, at 5,156.25.
November 08, 2016 14:53 UTC
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 New York police officer fatally shot in Bronx shootingA New York City police sergeant was fatally shot and a second officer was wounded in the Bronx on Friday by a heavily armed robbery suspect who was killed in the exchange of gunfire, according to authorities and local media. He was the first city police officer killed while on duty since October 2015. One officer approached the vehicle and was shot in the face by the suspect, The New York Times reported. Local media reported that the sergeant who was killed was 40 years old, and the other officer shot was 30. In May 2015, Officer Brian Moore was fatally shot while on patrol in an unmarked car in the borough of Queens.
November 08, 2016 14:47 UTC
Republicans entered the election with 54 seats, led by Kentucky's Mitch McConnell, versus the Democrats' 44 seats and two independent seats. Key Senate races:Arizona - Republican Senator John McCain, 80, faces an unexpectedly strong challenge from Democratic U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, 66. Indiana - Democrat Evan Bayh, 60, is trying to recapture his Senate seat, facing Republican Representative Todd Young, 44. Bayh or Young will replace Republican Senator Dan Coats, who is retiring. Illinois - Republican Senator Mark Kirk is trying to fend off a challenge from Democratic Representative Tammy Duckworth.
November 08, 2016 14:38 UTC
In Iowa, Trump said he was the "last chance" to fix immigration and trade. Supporters near Pittsburgh booed a song by musician Bruce Springsteen, who is set to campaign with Clinton on Monday night. As rocker and guitarist Ted Nugent warmed up a Trump rally in a Detroit suburb, he grabbed his crotch. "By the way, my language is much, much cleaner, as you know, than Jay Z," Trump said at the same event. Trump has criticized crude language in a Friday night concert that rapper Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce, held for Clinton in Cleveland.
November 07, 2016 21:27 UTC