A Readers' Mini-Guide To International Press On America's Election
November 3, 2016

What is the world press reporting about America's presidential election? Here's a mini-round-up of articles from the global English language press.

In Krakow, Poland, the American election doesn't make the online headlines; all of the articles are old ones about Hillary Clinton's engagement with Poland when she was Secretary of State. They document her successful work at the international level and show the good will expressed by this NATO nation as it celebrated her visits and achievements in strengthening ties between Poland and the US. Incidentally, Chicago competes with New York and London for the largest number of persons of Polish descent residing outside of Poland!

In addition to handling trade and visa issues, Clinton's most important visit was to Krakow in 2010, when she attended the 10th annual Polish-organized conference on the Communities of Democracies that focuses on strengthening the universal rule of law and international relations among global democracies.

In Yugoslavia, the online InSerb Foundation news is concerned with US policy in the Middle East, carrying a number of reports of American and Russian actions in Syria and candidate positions on the relations and policies at the center of the war.

From Belgrade comes this Oct. 10th report, with direct quotes:

Russian ambitions and aggressiveness keep the conflict in Syria going on, US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Sunday.

“. . . Russia has decided that it is all-in in Syria and they have also decided who they want to see become president of the United States too when it is not me,” Clinton said.

“There is a determined effort by the Russian air force to destroy Aleppo in order to eliminate the last of the Syrian rebels who are really holding out against the Assad regime. Russia has not paid any attention to ISIS, they are interested in keeping Assad in power.”

The Serb Radical Party staged a protest against Joe Biden's August visit in support of Trump; another article points to his flip-flop on Cuban policy; an older article tells of his intent to build a Belgrade hotel; a more recent one details concerns about his ties to Russia.

Egypt's Ahram Online leads its recent US election coverage with this headline, Clinton and Obama brandish grim warning of Trump win which also discusses the effects on the US stock markets.

Ahram Online had no articles on Trump's campaign

South Africa's Mail & Gaurdian online paper noted after the last US presidential debate, Clinton's performance lifted the value of South Afica's currency: Hillary Clinton's debate 'victory' boosts rand to five-week high

An Oct. 18th Mail & Guardian article on Trump describes his campaign's foundering:efforts Trump does 'what losers do' and blasts 'rigged' system

Mexico's The News reported, "The White House contenders clashed from afar —Clinton in battleground Florida and Trump in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — with the sprint to next Tuesday's finish well underway."

China Daily's coverage includes a story on President Obama's criticism of recent FBI actions. Obama faults FBI on disclosing Clinton email probe near Election Day. It also covered the White House's celebration of Halloween as a cultural event. Below, First Lady Michelle Obama passes out candy to a "lame duck."

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