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US voters give verdict on Trump as control of Congress at stake

WASHINGTON: After a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues, Americans voted on Tuesday to determine the balance of power in the U.S. Congress and shape the future of Donald Trump’s presidency. The first national elections since Trump captured the White House in a stunning 2016 upset will be a referendum on the polarizing Republican president and his hardline policies, and a test of whether Democrats can turn the energy of the liberal anti-Trump resistance into victories…

Oil stumbles as Trump stuns markets with White House win

SINGAPORE: Oil prices tumbled on Wednesday as Donald Trump stunned the world by winning the US presidential election, throwing global markets into turmoil in a result reminiscent of June's Brexit vote. Crude futures markets roared into action, with trading accelerating as Europe joined Asia, as Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the bid for the White House. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) CLc1 futures fell to an intra-day low of $43.07 per barrel, down over 4 per cent from their last close and their lowest…

Clinton, Trump clash over economy in final campaign stretch

CLEVELAND: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump battled over the strength of the economy in the final stretch of their race for the White House on Friday, with Clinton praising the latest US jobs report and Trump dismissing it as a fraudulent disaster. With four days left in an often bitter contest that has tightened in the last week, each candidate attacked the other as unfit to be president in a late push for votes in battleground states that could decide the outcome in Tuesday's election. Clinton…