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Biden counting on primary win in South Carolina to revive hopes

Feb 29, 2020 - 10:40 PM

Former US vice president and now presidential candidate Joe Biden leads in state polling in South Carolina, a dozen points ahead of Sanders

WIN? Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden hold signs during a campaign event at Wofford University February 28, 2020 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

Trump denies campaign had pre-election contact with Russia

Feb 17, 2017 - 9:38 AM

UPDATED I have nothing to do with Russia says US President Donald Trump The whole Russia thing is a ruse

TRUMP. This file photo taken on January 9, 2017 shows President-elect Donald Trump speaks to the media at Trump Tower in New York. File photo by Timothy A. Clary/ AFP

Obama admits underestimating impact of Russian hacking

Jan 08, 2017 - 11:50 PM

UPDATED US President Barack Obama also urges his successor Donald Trump to develop a strong relationship with the intelligence community

US President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Jacksonville International Airport in Jacksonville, Florida on January 7, 2017. Obama is in Jacksonville to attend the wedding of a White House staffer. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Trump says hacking had 'no effect' on his election

Jan 07, 2017 - 8:25 AM

UPDATED In a statement after meeting 4 top intelligence chiefs Donald Trump has acknowledged that cyberattacks by Russia China and other countries threaten US institutions political parties and businesses

NO EFFECT? In this file photo, then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers remarks about the Affordable Care Act at the DoubleTree by Hilton November 1, 2016 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. spy chiefs stand firm on Russia findings

Jan 06, 2017 - 8:23 AM

UPDATED This was a multifaceted campaign So the hacking was only one part of it and it also entailed classical propaganda disinformation fake news says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

ON CYBER THREATS. Defense Undersecretary for Intelligence Marcell Lettre II, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and United States Cyber Command and National Security Agency Director Admiral Michael Rogers testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Filipina waitress in U.S. shares first racist encounter

Dec 22, 2016 - 12:06 PM

Instead of tipping her students write ‘build that wall Trump daddy’ on the receipt’s tip column and ‘nah’ on another receipt

Electoral College, archaic and unloved, prepares to anoint Trump

Dec 18, 2016 - 10:50 PM

Some Democrats however are still clinging to the slender hope that a few dozen Republican electors might decide not to vote for Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump speaks in Mobile, Alabama, during a 'Thank You Tour 2016' rally on December 17, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

White House points finger at Putin over election hack

Dec 16, 2016 - 8:35 AM

I don t think things happen in the Russian government of this consequence without Vladimir Putin knowing about it says Ben Rhodes a top adviser to President Barack Obama

ELECTION HACK. The White House says Russian President Vladimir Putin is directly involved in cyber attacks designed to impact the US election. File photo by Alexei Druzhinin/SPUTNIK/AFP

Trump on Russia meddling in U.S. election: 'I don't believe it'

Dec 12, 2016 - 12:05 AM

US President elect Donald Trump claims the Democrats are merely trying to find excuses for their defeat

President-Elect Donald Trump speaks in Des Moines, Iowa on December 8, 2016 during the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Trump claims 'serious' fraud, says millions voted illegally

Nov 28, 2016 - 1:15 AM

UPDATED Trump lets fly a series of early morning tweets in which he quotes Clinton about the need to respect the electoral process while continuing to wage an extraordinarily public battle over the makeup of his future cabinet

Voting booths set up and ready to receive voters inside a polling station in Christmas, Florida on November 8, 2016. After an exhausting, wild, bitter, and sometimes sordid campaign, Americans finally began voting Tuesday for a new president: either the billionaire populist Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, seeking to become the first woman to win the White House. / AFP PHOTO / Gregg Newton

For the undocumented Fil-Am: Living in fear

Nov 15, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Trump s election has spawned a tsunami of fear among undocumented migrants in the US

Love in the time of Trump

Nov 13, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The reasons I fought to stay in this country – its diversity its reproductive health rights its marriage equality its opening its doors to the poor huddled masses – all are put at risk

France's Le Pen hails 'new world' after Trump win

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:50 PM

Clearly Donald Trump s victory is an additional stone in the building of a new world destined to replace the old one says French far right leader Marine Le Pen

HAILING TRUMP'S VICTORY. Marine Le Pen delivers a speech on November 9, 2016 in the party headquarters in Nanterre, France, following the victory by US Republican candidate Donald Trump in the US presidential elections. File photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Donald Trump tidak jadi hapus program Obamacare

Nov 12, 2016 - 8:28 PM

Ada beberapa bagian penting dari program jaminan kesehatan Presiden Barack Obama yang akan tetap dipertahankan Trump

Donald Trump mengatakan bahwa ia membuka kesempatan untuk mempertahankan beberapa bagian penting dari program Obama Care. Foto oleh Jim Watson/AFP

The Trump effect: Wary climate diplomats 'wait and see'

Nov 12, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Delegates from several countries have taken a wait and see attitude after the victory by the New York real estate developer who has said that climate change was a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese

WAIT AND SEE. In this file photo, then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses delegates on the final night of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016. File photo by Timothy Clary/AFP

Trump weighs cabinet picks and 'amended' Obamacare

Nov 12, 2016 - 7:46 AM

3rd UPDATE President elect Donald Trump will meet with his transition team on Saturday November 12 to weigh cabinet picks and discuss Obamacare amendments

TRANSITION TEAM. In this file photo, then Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (C) delivers remarks with his children (L-R) Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump during the grand opening ceremony of the new Trump International Hotel October 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres' powerful, funny message after US elections results

Nov 11, 2016 - 5:58 PM

At times like this it’s important to remember what Eleanor Roosevelt said: It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness says Ellen

HOPE. Ellen DeGeneres says there is hope despite the US elections results. Screengrab from YouTube/EllenTube

Trump's Muslim ban temporarily removed from website

Nov 11, 2016 - 1:47 PM

Donald Trump s campaign staff tells US media that text of the pledge posted in December following terror attacks in San Bernardino California vanished because of a technical glitch

BACK AGAIN. President-elect Donald Trump's promise to ban Muslims from entering America disappeared from his campaign website before reappearing on Thursday, November 10. Screenshot from Donald Trump's website

Zuckerberg sure fake news on Facebook didn't sway election

Nov 11, 2016 - 1:32 PM

The idea that fake news on Facebook which is a very small amount of the content influenced the election in any way I think is a pretty crazy idea Zuckerberg says

IN FOCUS. This file photo taken on October 28, 2015 shows Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg speaking during a 'town-hall' meeting at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Jennifer Lawrence pens open letter following Trump win

Nov 11, 2016 - 11:55 AM

We shouldn t blame anyone we shouldn t riot in the streets We should think strongly and clearly about what to do next because we cannot change the past writes Jennifer

JENNIFER LAWRENCE. The Oscar-winning actress pens an open letter following Donald Trump's win as US president. File photo shows Jennifer before the Christian Dior 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 30 in Paris. Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP Photo

Mr Trump goes to Washington, where complex Congress awaits

Nov 11, 2016 - 10:22 AM

President elect Donald Trump says he and the Republican majority are going to accomplish absolutely spectacular things for the American people

TRUMP VISITS CONGRESS. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump (L) meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at The Capitol Building on November 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. United States. Zach Gibson/Getty Images/AFP

Isolationist Trump stokes NATO defense fears

Nov 11, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Will US President elect Donald Trump cut America s commitments to NATO?

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press conference with chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia Herzegovina at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / THIERRY CHARLIER

Russia denies 'euphoria' over Trump win

Nov 10, 2016 - 10:25 PM

We don t expect anything special from the new US administration says Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov

Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses the audience during a ceremony of receiving diplomatic credentials from foreign ambassadors at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Sergei Karpukhin

Bashed on trade, China may benefit from President Trump

Nov 10, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Some analysts say US protectionism under the Trump administration might mean new opportunities for Beijing

A Chinese worker loads steel tubes onto a truck at a logistics center in Lianyungang in east China's Jiangsu province on November 8, 2016.  Chinese exports sank for a seventh consecutive month in October, data showed on November 8, as weak global demand dealt a blow to the world's number two economy following recent signs of stability. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT

Exploding the poor white myth of Trump's rise to power

Nov 10, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Here is a look at who voted for whom in the biggest political upset in American politics for generations

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Saudi billionaire who slammed Trump sends 'best wishes'

Nov 10, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal who got into a Twitter word war with Donald Trump last year congratulates the next US president

Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal speaks to reporters during a press conference in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on July 1, 2015. Alwaleed pledged his entire $32-billion (28.8-billion-euro) fortune to charitable projects over the coming years. The prince said in a statement that the "philanthropic pledge will help build bridges to foster cultural understanding, develop communities, empower women, enable youth, provide vital disaster relief and create a more tolerant and accepting world." AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE

#TrumpProtest top trending Twitter hashtag worldwide

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:35 PM

Social media is torn over whether the TrumpProtest helps or hurts the democratic process

epa05082755 Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump during a rally in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA 28 December 2015. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

North Korea urges shift from US, Seoul says it has Trump's support

Nov 10, 2016 - 3:40 PM

UPDATED If there is anything the Obama administration has done it has put the security of the US mainland in the greatest danger says the North Korean ruling party s newspaper

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a speech at the 3rd Meeting of KPA Activists in O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment Title Movement at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA / KCNA

Trump's victory challenges Fed policy, independence

Nov 10, 2016 - 3:10 PM

Some analysts say a rate increase could again be off the table after Donald Trump won the US presidential election

This combination of file photos shows Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen(L) and Reuplican presidential nominee Donald Trump. When the US Federal Reserve issues its next interest rate decision on November 2, 2016, the dawn of a bitterly fought presidential election day will be only 136 hours away. Trailing in opinion polls, Republican nominee Donald Trump has lambasted the central bank and accused it of artificially suppressing rates to help President Barack Obama -- a charge Fed Chair Janet Yellen has emphatically denied.  / AFP PHOTO / DESK

Japan's Abe to meet Trump next week

Nov 10, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Abe and Trump speak on the phone for about 20 minutes and tentatively set a date of November 17 for the meeting

This photo illustration shows extra editions of Japanese newspapers reporting the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election in Tokyo on November 9, 2016.   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated Trump on November 9 on his election as US president and vowed that the countries will maintain their close relationship. / AFP PHOTO / TORU YAMANAKA

Bracing for Trump, some in Canada see 'nothing good'

Nov 10, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Canada s exports to the US account for 20 of its gross domestic product and most analysts predict a drop in trade if Trump follows through with protectionist measures

Republican presidential elect Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

Filipino in Trump's America

Nov 10, 2016 - 1:26 PM

The sad truth is that this is just another symptom of what has been going on in the rest of the world

Trump fared well with women voters despite sex assault claims

Nov 10, 2016 - 12:30 PM

US President elect Donald Trump got the support of 42 of women voters which contributed to his stunning victory

Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cheer as election day results are announced during the Colorado GOP Election Night Party in Greenwood Village, Colorado on November 8, 2016.  Donald Trump has stunned America and the world, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States. / AFP PHOTO / Jason Connolly

WATCH: Miley Cyrus' emotional message after Donald Trump's win

Nov 10, 2016 - 11:57 AM

I wish she had an opportunity because she fought for so long and because I believe her when she says that she loves this country Miley says of Hillary Clinton s defeat

Kerry pledges seamless power transfer to Trump

Nov 10, 2016 - 11:56 AM

I want to offer my congratulations to President elect Donald Trump and wish him well says US Secretary of State John Kerry

POWER TRANSFER. US Secretary of State John Kerry offers his congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump. File photo by Evan Vucci/Pool/AFP

Trump election win sparks protests across US

Nov 10, 2016 - 10:57 AM

3rd UPDATE From New York to Los Angeles thousands of people in around 10 cities rally against US President elect Donald Trump

AFTER ELECTIONS. People take part in a protest against President-elect Donald Trump in Chicago, Illinois on November 9, 2016. Photo by Paul Beaty/AFP

Obama hosts Trump at White House

Nov 10, 2016 - 9:45 AM

3rd UPDATE It could be a deeply uneasy meeting for two men who have sparred repeatedly

NEXT PRESIDENT. The White House is pictured on January 19, 2013 in Washington DC. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Mexican president to meet Trump to set 'new phase' in ties

Nov 10, 2016 - 8:31 AM

I agreed with the president elect to meet preferably during the transition period to define with clarity the direction that the relationship between both countries should take says President Enrique Peña Nieto

NEW PHASE. In this file photo, then US presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto prepare to deliver a joint press conference in Mexico City on August 31, 2016. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

VLOGS: 'US elections 2016 proved racism, sexism, white supremacy'

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Members of the minority communities in the US react to Donald Trump s victory Since everyone s voice matters hear theirs

Duterte after Trump win: I don't want to pick a fight

Nov 09, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Rodrigo Duterte who himself was nicknamed the Trump of the East during the Philippine presidential campaign acknowledges similarities between him and the incoming US president

IN MEMES: The 2016 US elections

Nov 09, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The funny side to the nail biting polls in the United States

Of the tribe of Derrida

Nov 09, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The Trump and Duterte phenomena can be understood through a controversial figure – Jacques Derrida

TRUMP. Republican presidential elect Donald Trump arrives for an election night party at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

Trump victory to affect BPO industry, OFWs – PH lawmakers

Nov 09, 2016 - 8:55 PM

UPDATED Several congressmen say US President elect Donald Trump might take BPO jobs back to America as well as have illegal Filipino migrants deported

THE WINNER. Republican candidate Donald Trump is the new US president. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Canadians tell Americans: #ComeToCanada

Nov 09, 2016 - 8:45 PM

In despair after Donald Trump s victory some Americans say they d rather move to Canada – and it looks like they re welcome there

TRENDING: #RIPAmerica and #AmericaIsOverParty

Nov 09, 2016 - 8:00 PM

RIPAmerica Fear won Anger won Sexism won Racism won

What Filipinos tweeted during US #ElectionNight

Nov 09, 2016 - 7:15 PM

From fear to humor here s how Filipinos reacted as the US presidential election played out

SHELL-SHOCKED. Filipino Twitter users expressed their thoughts at the unexpected turn of events. Background file photo by Angela Weiss/AFP

'Do not weep:' Stars tweet after Donald Trump win

Nov 09, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Many celebrities supported Clinton during the election and have now taken to social media to express shock and dismay after a shocking Trump victory

Netizens torn over Trump election victory

Nov 09, 2016 - 6:05 PM

Emotions are running high as Republican Donald Trump defeats Democrat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States of America

Duterte congratulates Donald Trump

Nov 09, 2016 - 4:37 PM

The Philippine President looks forward to working with the incoming administration for enhanced Philippines US relations anchored on mutual respect says Malacañang

DUTERTE AND US LEADERSHIP. President Duterte holds a press conference before departing for Thailand. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera/Rappler

[Balikbayan Voices] Not the America I thought I knew

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:35 PM

On November 28 I will return to the country of my birth for the first time in over two years As a Filipino American who has been living in a country Trump called a terrorist nation and who frequently gets mistaken for an Arab I would be lying if I told you I wasn t nervous

The author (middle) with college friends in the US.