U.S. presidential election

  • After Pennsylvania court defeat, Trump faces new pressure to concede election
    WASHINGTON, November 22 (Reuters): After a scathing court setback in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump faces increased pressure from his fellow Republicans to drop his effort to overturn the U.S. presidential election and concede to Democrat Joe Biden. Since Biden was declared the winner two weeks ago, Trump has launched a barrage of lawsuits and mounted a pressure campaign to prevent states from certifying their vote totals. So far, attempts to thwart certification have
  • With U.S. presidential election too close to call, Biden bats away Trump victory claim
    WASHINGTON, November 4 (Reuters): The U.S. presidential election hung in the balance on Wednesday, with a handful of states set to decide the outcome in the coming hours or days, even as Donald Trump falsely claimed victory and made unfounded allegations of electoral fraud. President Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden both still have possible paths to reach the needed 270 Electoral College votes to win the White House, as states keep counting mail-in ballots that surged amid t
  • As U.S. election looms, Europe weighs risk of a disputed result
    BRUSSELS/BERLIN/LONDON, October 19 (Reuters): With less than three weeks until the U.S. presidential election, European capitals are concerned about the risk of a disputed outcome and the impact it would have in the United States and abroad. While Democrat candidate Joe Biden leads in opinion polls, the 2016 election produced a split between the popular vote and the Electoral College. Analysts say that remains possible on Nov. 3. With Trump equivocating on whether he would a
  • Climate activist Greta Thunberg shows support for Biden in rare political tweet
    STOCKHOLM, October 10 (Reuters): Teen climate-change fighter Greta Thunberg on Saturday showed support for Democrat Joe Biden, urging voters concerned about the environment to make their voices heard in the U.S. presidential election. The Swedish 17-year-old said in a tweet that she never engages in party politics, but that "the upcoming US elections is above and beyond all that". "From a climate perspective it's very far from enough and many of you of cou
  • South Korea's Moon calls for U.S.-North Korea leaders' summit before U.S. election
    SEOUL, July 1 (Reuters): South Korean President Moon Jae-in said U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should meet again before the U.S. presidential election in November, a Seoul official told reporters on Wednesday.   Trump and Kim met for the first time in 2018 in Singapore, raising hopes of an agreement to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons programme. But their second summit, in 2019 in Vietnam, fell apart when Trump rejected Kim&