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Romney promises tougher US stance on Russia
Romney promises tougher US stance on Russia

White House challenger Mitt Romney promised on Thursday to take a tougher line on Russia if he is elected in November, accusing Barack Obama of lacking backbone in the relationship.

Romney promises tougher US stance on Russia
Romney 'birther' line the latest in campaign distractions
Romney 'birther' line the latest in campaign distractions

A social policy debate has dogged Mitt Romney's campaign message, but he caused his own distraction Friday when he dredged up the conspiracy over President Barack Obama's birth certificate.

Romney 'birther' line the latest in campaign distractions
Romney sees more oil drilling on US land and offshore
Romney sees more oil drilling on US land and offshore

White House hopeful Mitt Romney will unveil an energy plan that would empower US states to control drilling on federal lands.

Romney sees more oil drilling on US land and offshore
Romney to Obama: take your 'hate' back home
Romney to Obama: take your 'hate' back home

Mitt Romney lashed Barack Obama as "angry and desperate" Tuesday and told him to take his "hate" home to Chicago in an outburst which prompted the president's camp to brand him "unhinged."

Romney to Obama: take your 'hate' back home
Obama: 'I'm no Usain Bolt'
Obama: 'I'm no Usain Bolt'

US President Barack Obama warned supporters Sunday that he was no Usain Bolt, and that his re-election bid would be a fight all the way to the finish line, not an easy jog to victory.

Obama: 'I'm no Usain Bolt'
Obama in new push for women's votes
Obama in new push for women's votes

US President Barack Obama aggravated a culture war battle over contraception as he wooed women voters Wednesday, warning that Mitt Romney's Republicans would turn back the clock to the 1950s.

Obama in new push for women's votes
Obama slams Romney as 'Robin Hood in reverse'
Obama slams Romney as 'Robin Hood in reverse'

US President Barack Obama joked Monday that his election foe Mitt Romney's tax plans would rob from the middle class to help the rich -- "like Robin Hood in reverse."

Obama slams Romney as 'Robin Hood in reverse'
Chavez declares lead 'irreversible' ahead of vote
Chavez declares lead 'irreversible' ahead of vote

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has an "irreversible" advantage over his rival, Henrique Capriles, in the upcoming October 7 election.

Chavez declares lead 'irreversible' ahead of vote
US poll shows persistence of Obama Muslim lie
US poll shows persistence of Obama Muslim lie

More than one in three conservative Republican voters still thinks US President Barack Obama is a Muslim, nearly four years after he won power, said a Pew Research Center survey Thursday.

US poll shows persistence of Obama Muslim lie
US voters bitter after negative campaign: poll
US voters bitter after negative campaign: poll

The recent run of negative ads in the US presidential race may be backfiring on both President Barack Obama and his Republican adversary Mitt Romney.

US voters bitter after negative campaign: poll
Libya vote shows 'commitment to democracy': US
Libya vote shows 'commitment to democracy': US

Libya has taken an "important step forward" with this month's election results and the vote process showed the Libyan people's "commitment to democracy".

Libya vote shows 'commitment to democracy': US
Unrecognised Karabakh votes as tensions rise
Unrecognised Karabakh votes as tensions rise

The self-declared state of Nagorny-Karabakh, recognised by no country in the world, votes in leadership elections as fears grow of a new conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over its status.

Unrecognised Karabakh votes as tensions rise
Venezuela's Chavez has big lead over rival: poll
Venezuela's Chavez has big lead over rival: poll

President Hugo Chavez has a more than 15-point lead on his main rival ahead of Venezuela's October presidential vote, according to the latest survey from pollster Datanalisis.

Venezuela's Chavez has big lead over rival: poll
Veteran survivor Mukherjee set to be Indian president
Veteran survivor Mukherjee set to be Indian president

India's former finance minister Pranab Mukherjee is set to win presidential elections on Thursday, with some analysts predicting he may wield an unusual degree of influence in the ceremonial role.

Veteran survivor Mukherjee set to be Indian president
Obama refuses to apologize for Romney attacks
Obama refuses to apologize for Romney attacks

US President Barack Obama refused to apologize Sunday for accusing Mitt Romney of outsourcing jobs while in charge of Bain Capital, a charge his Republican opponent has dismissed as "false."

Obama refuses to apologize for Romney attacks
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Brother of South Korean president detained

The elder brother of South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak was arrested and detained early Wednesday pending a corruption trial, in a setback for the conservative ruling party during an election year.

Brother of South Korean president detained
Chavez insists he is 'totally' cancer-free
Chavez insists he is 'totally' cancer-free

Firebrand Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez insisted Monday that he is "totally" cancer-free and ready to take on what promises to be a tough re-election battle without "physical restrictions."

Chavez insists he is 'totally' cancer-free
Opposition to appeal Mexico presidential vote results
Opposition to appeal Mexico presidential vote results

The party of the leftist candidate who came in second in Mexico's presidential election said Sunday it would challenge the results, which gave a win to Enrique Pena Nieto, in the Electoral Court.

Opposition to appeal Mexico presidential vote results
Vote 'buying' charges hang over Mexican poll result
Vote 'buying' charges hang over Mexican poll result

Mexico's national election authority on Wednesday announced a recount of ballots cast at more than half of the polling stations in the country's presidential election in which Enrique Pena Nieto claimed victory.

Vote 'buying' charges hang over Mexican poll result
Venezuela's Chavez warns of plot to deny reelection
Venezuela's Chavez warns of plot to deny reelection

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday claimed his political rivals have hatched a plot to deny him a victory in the upcoming October 7 presidential vote.

Venezuela's Chavez warns of plot to deny reelection