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Why Russia isn't thrilled with US midterm election results

The Russian government has sent a message of pessimism on its relations with the United States after the Democrats seized control of the powerful House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm elections. Results show the Democrats with a House majority, ...

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STRATFOR

Measuring the Geopolitical Fallout From the US Midterm Elections

6 U.S. midterm elections delivered the mixed result for Congress that had been widely anticipated. The Democratic Party won control of the House of Representatives, while the Republican Party's advantage in the Senate widened slightly. The divided ...

- STRATFOR

Telegraph.co.uk

'Split decision': How US newspapers reacted to the midterm elections

The Wall Street Journal called it a "Split decision", with the paper's editorial concluding: "America's deep political divisions revealed themselves again on Tuesday, as Democrats regained control of the U.S. House while Republicans picked up seats in ...

- Telegraph.co.uk

The Independent

Midterm elections: The new faces diversifying US politics, from Alexandria ...

The results of the midterm elections will install a new wave of diverse, progressive, first-time candidates in congress. Ahead of the election, white men represented 69 per cent of all governors and members of congress, but just a third of the United ...

- The Independent

Financial Times

US midterm elections: Democrats must not overplay their hand

Donald Trump's central achievement is his own normalisation. Nothing stands out from his first midterm elections as president so much as the normality of the results. It is normal to suffer big losses, as he did, to the tune of a now-Democratic House ...

- Financial Times

Tuko.co.ke

First black gay man elected in US midterm elections

A 27-year-old Democrat whose grandfather changed his name from to Muhammad Kenyatta to honour Kenya's founding president has first open gay candidate to be elected to the US Congress. Malcolm Kenyatta, renowned LGBTQ community advocate ...

- Tuko.co.ke

Business Insider

'Welcome to gridlock': Stock traders cheer, dollar investors jeer US midterm ...

Read more: Midterms 2018 LIVE: Democrats take the House, GOP holds the Senate in a wild election night. Donovan's view was issued by his colleagues in the chief investment office who noted that an "increase in gridlock is likely, making it difficult to ...

- Business Insider

CNBC

US midterm elections: what is Europe saying

European leaders have been slow in reacting to the midterm vote in the United States. However, their response has brought up split opinions. U.S. voters went to the ballot on Tuesday to choose their new representatives for the House and the Senate — a ...

- CNBC

The Standard

Women candidates make history in US 2018 midterm elections

Republicans have held the South Dakota governor's mansion for decades — the last Democrat was elected all the way back in 1978 — but Noem will still make history in 2019 as the first female governor. After eight years in the US House, she was one of ...

- The Standard

Citizen TV

Ilhan Omar, Malcolm Kenyatta: The Kenyan connections in US midterm elections

Voters from the United States of America on Tuesday took to the ballot to participate in the country's midterm elections. What many may not know is that two people who won in the US midterm elections have ties – albeit minor – to this great country ...

- Citizen TV

The Guardian

Democrats take control of House but Republicans tighten grip on Senate

Democrats are poised to regain control of the US House of Representatives, a momentous win in the midterm elections that will enable the party to block much of Donald Trump's agenda and bombard the president with investigations. As results came in from ...

- The Guardian

The Standard

Women candidates make history in US 2018 midterm elections.

Republicans have held the South Dakota governor's mansion for decades — the last Democrat was elected all the way back in 1978 — but Noem will still make history in 2019 as the first female governor. After eight years in the US House, she was one of ...

- The Standard

CNBC

European markets open higher as US midterm elections take center stage

Investors will be monitoring the midterms' results to understand what the likely implications of the vote for U.S. policy are. In the meantime, investors will also be digesting further earnings reports. Hermes, Adidas, Munich Re, ABN Amro and Persimmon ...

- CNBC

The Straits Times

US midterm elections: Democrats disappointed at lack of 'blue wave'

MIAMI, FLORIDA - All throughout the midterm election campaign, Democrats had held out hopes of a "blue wave" of their supporters sweeping them into the House of Representatives, and possibly also the Senate. But though they looked set to retake the ...

- The Straits Times

CNBC

Here's what the US election results mean for Trump's trade war with China

Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections are poised to create significant changes for how President Donald Trump can accomplish his domestic goals, but the results may not mean much for the country's trade policies. Trump's 'America First' philosophy is ...

- CNBC

The Guardian

What we know so far from the midterm election results

More than half of the polls have closed in the US, and preliminary results are beginning to roll in. The election is one of the closest watched midterms in living memory, and is likely to be seen as a referendum on Donald Trump's presidency. In one of ...

- The Guardian

The Straits Times

US midterm election: Democratic Party to win the House, but no 'blue wave'

WASHINGTON - Polls have closed in more than half of America's 50 states in a nail-biting midterm election seen as a referendum on Mr Donald Trump's presidency. Fox News, in its projection of the election outcome, said the Democrats will take control of ...

- The Straits Times

Channel NewsAsia

What's at stake in the US mid-term elections

Mist shrouds the U.S. Capitol dome on the morning of midterm Election Day, as voters go to the polls to decide the control of the U.S. House and Senate in the mid-term of the Trump presidency in Washington, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan ...

- Channel NewsAsia

Financial Times

US midterm elections: Record turnout as Congress hangs in the balance

Polls started to close in some states as Americans cast their ballots to decide one of the most divisive midterm elections in modern US political history, with early exit polls showing that 16 per cent were voting for the first time compared with 10 ...

- Financial Times

Capital FM Kenya

Americans start voting in midterm verdict on Trump rule

Washington, United States, Nov 5 – Americans started voting Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's presidency, with control of Congress at stake. As polling stations opened at 6:00 am (1100 GMT) on ...

- Capital FM Kenya

Daily Nation

US midterms: Key factors of the 2018 elections

Washington. Immigration, health care, jobs. The extraordinary US midterm election has been a tug of war over key issues, but none has had a more dramatic impact on voters than Donald Trump, the man who isn't even on the ballot. The Republican president ...

- Daily Nation

Al Jazeera America

Explaining US midterms elections 2018

US voters go to the polls on Tuesday to take part in midterm elections that will help define the remainder of President Donald Trump's term in office. In the House of Representatives, all 435 seats are up for grabs. Thirty-five seats in the Senate are ...

- Al Jazeera America