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And also...The Donald, the Presidency and other tall stories

Every Friday journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which did not reach the international headlines

Why your friends are posting black squares on Instagram

Early on US election day, Instagram was flooded with happy “I voted” selfies and messages of hope. But in the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s stunning election as the 45th president of the United States, the tone on the social network changed. Many users posted black photos, most without captions, seemingly at a loss for words.

I can't right now.

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Swedes offer ‘Great Trump Escape’

A Swedish company which gave Americans the chance to leave the US should Donald Trump become president has told The Local that it never expected it would ever open the hundreds of applications they received.

On Monday, advertising agency Round & Round explained that constant discussion over the US election in their office led to them creating the “Great Trump Escape” website, which allowed people to register portfolios for future positions at the company, on the condition that the files would only be opened if Trump won the election.


Snoop Dogg considers going to Toronto after Trump’s win

California rapper Snoop Dogg hit up Drake for leads on a Toronto crib after Donald Trump was elected U.S. president Tuesday night. Snoop did not hide his disappointment over the result and posted a photo of the Toronto skyline on Instagram, describing the city as his “new home.”
He also tagged Drake asking for a “hookup on some property” because as he put it: “f—k this s—t. I’m going to the 6ix.”

Throughout the U.S. presidential campaign, other celebrities spoke out about possibly fleeing to Canada if Trump prevailed, including Chris Evans, Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston and Barbra Streisand.


America Votes … At Pools, Art Museums And Laundromats

Millions of Americans cast their votes Tuesday, but only a few got to do it next to a surfboard — or a sitar.

The Mummers Museum in Philadelphia honours the city’s traditional annual Mummers Parade with “costumes, oral histories, video and audio archives and even an exhibit to teach anyone how to ‘strut.’ “

The Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel was a polling place with perks: The hotel offered valet parking, free breakfast, live sitar music and complimentary yoga classes, Time Out reports.


Election Day plagued With long lines, malfunctioning machines…

As voters flooded polling places across the country on Election Day, some reported problems such as broken machines, long lines and voter intimidation in states ranging from Texas to Pennsylvania.


Trump in the movies and on the ring

Switzerland’s network RSI has found a recap of Donald Trump’s numerous TV and cinema appearances.

The record includes “Sex and the City”, “Spin City”, Zoolander…


Portugal: “Making bridges. Not walls”

Lisbon City Hall spread posters around the web summit happening this week in the Portuguese capital with a message and a hint concerning Donald Trump’s pledge to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

The main opposition in Portugal, Social Democrats Party, criticised Lisbon’s mayor over the campaign “to build bridges not walls”.


And yes, Trump is already on Game of Thrones

The parody was done nine months ago by ABC’s Insiders show.

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