Columbia University suspends wrestling team over ‘lewd texts’

Columbia University suspends wrestling team over ‘lewd texts’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption ‘The university has been at the centre of a debate on how colleges handle sexually aggressive behaviour Columbia University has suspended the men’s wrestling team after lewd text messages allegedly sent by several of its members surfaced. The messages labelled “racist, misogynistic and homophobic” were posted in a chat […]

Obama seeks to calm US allies over Trump concerns

Obama seeks to calm US allies over Trump concerns

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Obama addressed a White House news conference on Monday before leaving for Greece President Barack Obama has sought to assure America’s allies that President-elect Donald Trump will honour the country’s international alliances when he takes office in January. Mr Obama told reporters that Mr Trump had expressed an […]

Obama urges ‘signals of unity’ from Trump

Media captionPresident Obama: “Nobody said democracy’s supposed to be easy” President Barack Obama has urged Donald Trump to send “some signals of unity” after the US election campaign. In a White House news conference, Mr Obama also said he “absolutely” has concerns about the president-elect. But he called on his fellow Democrats to accept the […]

Making a Murderer nephew Brendan Dassey freed by judge

Making a Murderer nephew Brendan Dassey freed by judge

Image copyright AP Image caption Brendan Dassey (right) was sentenced to life in prison A US judge has ordered the immediate prison release of Brendan Dassey, whose case featured in Netflix’s Making a Murderer documentary. The Wisconsin man’s murder conviction was overturned this summer, however, prosecutors are appealing. The 27-year-old, who has learning difficulties, and […]

Trump in maps

In a stunning election night the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, has secured victory after a string of formerly Democratic states including Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and Iowa voted Republican. Nationally, Donald Trump has won 47.5% of the vote, with Hillary Clinton taking 47.7% – yet this has translated into 279 electoral college votes for […]

US election result: Clinton says Trump must have chance to lead

Media captionHillary Clinton reacts to losing the US presidential election to Donald Trump US President-elect Donald Trump must be given a chance to lead, his defeated rival Hillary Clinton has said. Appearing in public for the first time since conceding, the Democrat said she hoped Mr Trump would be a successful president for all Americans. […]

Election 2016: Republicans retain House and Senate

Election 2016: Republicans retain House and Senate

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republicans and Democrats are vying for control of Congress The Republican Party has kept its hold over Congress, capping a dire night for the Democrats. With Donald Trump elected as the next president, the Republicans retained their majorities in the House and Senate. Republican dominance over Congress in principle […]

Canada in shock over Trump victory

Canada in shock over Trump victory

Image copyright AFP America’s neighbours to the north fear how trade and diplomacy will fare in a Trump presidency. At the Democrats Abroad watch party in downtown Toronto, the faces were glum. Eric Mintz, a statistician, realised earlier than some that pollsters missed the significance of Donald Trump support, and that the Republican looked likely […]

California backs legal marijuana

California backs legal marijuana

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cannabis, already legal for medical use in California, is now cleared for recreation Voters in California, Nevada and Massachusetts have endorsed the recreational use of marijuana in state-wide polls. The votes, which took place alongside the presidential election, legalise the growth and consumption of cannabis for those over 21 years […]

Full story of election night

Media captionBoth candidates voted early in an attempt to encourage supporters to do the same Polls have closed across half the US as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump await the verdict of voters after a bitterly fought White House election campaign. Republican nominee Mr Trump has racked up wins in southern states and Democrat Mrs […]