US Elections

Clinton to join recount that Trump calls 'scam'

But, in a post on Medium, Marc Elias, the campaign's counsel, said the campaign's own investigation has not uncovered any evidence of hacking of voting systems.

In the campaign's most detailed comments to date on the recount, Elias wrote that while the campaign was not going to contest the results itself, it has decided now to take part in the effort to "ensure that it is fair to all sides."

But President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed the recount and said that "the election is over."

US Election 2016: Trump's 'hidden' Facebook army

Polls seemed to significantly underestimate his support and few pundits gave him a chance.

But many Trump voters, it turned out, were hiding in plain sight - on Facebook.

Hillary Clinton says she wanted to curl up after election loss

The Democratic candidate said in a speech in Washington DC that she had never wanted to leave the house again.

She told a children's charity that the election had prompted soul-searching for many Americans.

Mrs Clinton won the popular vote but was beaten to the presidency in the all-important US electoral college.

"Now I will admit coming here tonight wasn't the easiest thing for me," she said as she was honoured by the Children's Defense Fund.

North Korea makes first mention of US election result

The first mention of Donald Trump's victory appeared in a news report on a different matter entirely - and then only as a means to attack Pyongyang's sworn enemy, South Korea.

Hidden deep down in a commentary calling for the resignation of embattled South Korean President Park Geun-hye, state news agency KCNA refers to her ruling Saenuri Party making use of a "Trump emergency system" to divert the public's attention away from the current cronyism scandal threatening Ms Park's leadership.

Was it Facebook 'wot won it'?

So seriously, in fact, that they can come across as rather pompous to a British reader. When it comes to a presidential election they seem to believe that their endorsements are of huge significance and that their words will be weighed with utmost seriousness by their readers.

Well now we know how wrong that is because just about every major newspaper either backed Hillary Clinton or at least failed to endorse Donald Trump - and that went for papers who had faithfully swung behind Republican candidates in the past.

Obama on Trump: 'We are now all rooting for his success'

Obama insisted that despite his differences with President-elect Donald Trump he would uphold the central tenet of American democracy.

Speaking in the Rose Garden as some of his aides sobbed, Obama made a deliberate effort to counter Democrats' crushing sense of doom at the prospect of four years of President Trump.

"It is no secret that the President-elect and I have some pretty significant differences," Obama said with Vice President Joe Biden at his side. "We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country."

Protests and school walkouts over Trump win

Demonstrators smashed storefront windows and set rubbish and tyres alight in downtown Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco. A few miles away, students at the University of California at Berkeley protested on campus.

In Portland, Oregon, protesters blocked downtown traffic while chanting "not my president".

Hundreds of students in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Seattle, Washington, as well as in smaller towns around America, walked out of class in an effort to "stop president Trump".

The moment America knew

Where were you, we'll ask each other, days or years from now. Where were you when Donald J. Trump confounded pundits and upended projections to become the President-Elect of the United States?

It will be hard to forget such a moment, or the pivotal images that have immortalized it.

The emotion was instant. You could see it in the crowds dotted with bright red hats who cheered, sobbed and embraced at Trump's election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown hotel.

It was a moment of pure elation.

For them, it was a moment of pure desolation.

Trump victory shocks world

Trump's election as the 45th president of the United States rocked Washington's political establishment and sent shock waves overseas, as US allies and foes alike scrambled to understand how the real-estate mogul and political outsider had pulled off an upset victory and would change their ties to the world's most powerful country.

South Korea called a meeting of its National Security Council as Japan's top financial officials huddled amid a 1,000-point plunge in the Nikkei stock market. Markets in the UK and France also dropped.

US election 2016 result: Trump beats Clinton to take White House

The Republican nominee's projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favoured Mrs Clinton.

The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his Brexit-style upset.

Global markets plummeted, with the Dow set to open 800 points down.

Mr Trump's projected victory in Wisconsin put him over the 270 out of 538 electoral college votes needed to win the White House.