WASHINGTON: Donald Trump took on US and international media Wednesday in a testy press conference, his first since winning the presidential election on November 8. Here are some highlights: While Trump admitted for the first time that Moscow had likely hacked into Democratic Party computers ahead of the US election, he dismissed an unsubstantiated report alleging close links between his campaign and Russia, and claiming Moscow holds lurid, embarrassing materials about him.
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg rejected the idea that fake news on the social network influenced the U.S. presidential election and said echo-chambers aren’t really a problem on the site.
President Donald Trump told The Associated Press on Friday that the terrorist attack in Paris the day before would "probably help" Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader of France's National Front, win France's upcoming presidential election.
European and Asian shares, the dollar and crude all rose before President-elect Donald Trump’s first press conference since July at 11am on Wednesday, while S&P futures are little changed. Surging raw-materials stocks sent Asian stocks higher. Oil rebounds from the lowest level in a month.
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Just ten days before President-elect Donald Trump is handed the keys to the White House and the nation’s nuclear weapons code, more than half of voters fret that he is too impulsive to make level-headed decisions for the country according to a revealing new survey.
With less than eight weeks before Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are locked in a tight contest, with both candidates still struggling to win the confidence of their respective bases, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll finds.
Clinton, the Democratic nominee, has the support of 46 per cent of likely voters nationwide, to 44 per cent for Trump, the Republican, including those who said they were leaning toward a candidate. Looking more broadly at all registered voters, Clinton holds a wider edge, 46 to 41 percent.
A new CNN poll of the 2016 presidential race has former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) "rising nationally," the news station reported Wednesday. Bush holds 19% of the vote among Republican voters — which is up 13% from May, according to CNN.