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First reason: the electoral college The United States presidential election is an indirect election. Citizens of the US cast ballots for members of the electoral college, known as electors. These electors then in turn cast direct votes, known as electoral votes. Each of the states casts as many electoral votes as the total number of its representatives in Congress. This means that …
The White House plans to transfer more inmates out of the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba before Donald Trump is inaugurated as president on January 20.
Ford has said it will cancel plans for a new plant in Mexico and instead expand a facility in the US.
The United States and Russia have had diplomatic relations for 25 years. Though they are rather frosty at the moment, President-elect Donald Trump wants to thaw them.
If we have learned anything from this last presidential election, it is that poverty continues to be a concept ignored by president-elect Donald Trump and by United States politicians. Although both avoid using the word like a naked man avoids a poisonous snake, poverty is integral to the current reality of the US socio-political landscape. …
The foreign minister has held several bilateral meetings with the vice president-elect, US secretary of state John Kerry, and congress members
Al-Sisi keen to strengthen relations between both countries, says Shoukry
Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting Barack Obama in Berlin for the last time in his presidency.
The new president of America is expected to promote trade agreements between Egypt and US, says economics professor
The US president-elect’s view of the Syrian conflict has remained one of his few consistent positions.
Africa expects nothing good from the new US President Donald Trump – quite the reverse, writes DW’s Claus Stäcker.So far, Africa has barely existed for Donald Trump.
Free and fair elections are one of democracy’s main pillars as is the smooth and peaceful transfer of power. America has chosen and, whether one approves of that choice or not, it should be accepted and respected both at home and abroad. It is no secret that I wrote an op-ed in August 2015 backing …
After Donald Trump decisively defeated Hillary Clinton, becoming the 45th president of the United States (US) on Wednesday, it became clear that the phenomenon of rising support for populist parties all around the globe has disrupted the politics of many western societies. Economic angst is one of the main reasons behind the rise of populism …
The price of the Egyptian pound significantly increased against the US dollar on Wednesday. The official price at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) reached EGP 17.0422 for buying and EGP 17.633 for selling, down from Tuesday’s rates of EGP 17.417 for buying and EGP 17.8427 for selling. The dollar price also dropped at a …
Republican Donald Trump defeats his Democrat rival, wins US presidency
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi congratulates Trump for winning U.S presidential elections
In Brussels, American expats and people from around Europe are eagerly waiting for news on the US elections.
As the date of the United Sates presidential election comes closer, the eyes of the entire world are directed at that election as the most important event in the field of international politics, for the immense weight the US has in the global balance of power. Recently, the world has had its eyes on the …
During the last presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Trump said: “we have some bad hombres here”. This was said in clear reference to the Latinos coming to the United States (US). As CNN commentator Van Jones explained: “The only time this man has used Spanish in the entire election was used to stereotype …
The head of the EU Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs Elmar Brok tells DW why the US election race scares him and why he is not sure anymore who will win.
Donald Trump’s anomalous suggestion that he may not accept the outcome of the elections has startled the public and was widely criticiz
Donald Trump believes that he is smart for paying no taxes, given that his business has been compliant with the tax codes. Recently, the debate about how to manage corporate tax loopholes has been on the rise, and many companies, such as Apple, came under fire. But the responsibility of addressing any backdoors in …
Trump has advocated for a complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States
Speculation is rife that Donald Trump could change his hard-line stance on immigration to gain voters. For many Latinos, it’s simply too late. Hecko Flores reports from Washington, DC.
Donald Trump has scheduled a surprise meeting with Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday. Here are six of the most controversial remarks Trump made about the US’ southern neighbor.
Many Americans find the major presidential candidates unappealing and are looking for alternatives. Whichever candidate is more successful at wooing disaffected voters could have a major advantage at the polls.
Alice Butler-Short is fed up with politicians who can’t get their acts together. She wants a leader who can move the US forward, and she believes Donald Trump is that leader, Ines Pohl reports from Lorton, Virginia.