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The Weekly Global Roundup: The Trump Campaign In Crisis (October 10 to 15, 2016)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

Around the world, I rely primarily on the email newsletters from “The Economist“, “Foreign Policy“, “Muck Rack“, “The New York Times“, “The Wall Street Journal“, and “The World Post“. In Singapore, the weekly digests from the European Union Centre and the Middle East Institute are handy. Do send me recommendations of news outlets or articles too, to jinyao.guan.yin.miao[a]gmail.com!

"FiveThirtyEight's" latest polls-only forecast gives Hillary Clinton an 85 per cent chance to win the presidency (Screen-shot / “FiveThirtyEight”).

“FiveThirtyEight’s” latest polls-only forecast gives Hillary Clinton an 85 per cent chance to win the presidency (Screen-shot / “FiveThirtyEight”).

October 10 to 15, 2016

Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump – inside and outside his party – is dwindling, after an article in “The New York Times” claimed that Mr. Trump received a substantial tax deduction in 1995, allowing him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for almost two decades, and after a three-minute recording published by “The Washington Post” caught him making lewd comments about women in 2005. Within his own party, Senator John McCain withdrew his endorsement and speaker of the House Paul Ryan informed congressional Republicans that he would no longer defend Mr. Trump, Senate candidates “are preparing ads asking voters to elect them as a check on [Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton] in the White House“, and big-money donors are also asking for their money back.

Outside his party, the latest polls-only forecast by “FiveThirtyEight” gives Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton an 85 per cent chance to win the presidency. Just 24 days to go, before the end of a rancorous election season.

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