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Romney Mourns Loss of Americans in Libya

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney led off a campaign rally Thursday by remembering the four Americans killed in this week’s U.S. consulate attack in Libya, but did not repeat his earlier criticism of the president’s handling of the Middle East unrest. Mr. Romney told supporters in Virginia that hearts were heavy across the United […]

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Ethiopia Ruling Party to Pick Meles Successor

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia’s ruling coalition says it will choose a successor to late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at a meeting that begins Friday. The council of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front is set to hold a two-day meeting in Addis Ababa where it will pick a new chairperson. A spokesman tells VOA the chairperson will “most […]

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Obama, Romney to Resume Full Campaigning After 9/11 Break

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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The attacks on two U.S. diplomatic outposts in the Middle East will likely be a major topic as U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney return to the campaign trial. Mr. Romney issued a statement late Tuesday expressing his outrage over the attacks on the U.S. embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo […]

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Obama, Romney to Resume Full Campaigning After 9/11 Break

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger for the White House, Mitt Romney, are set to return to their regular campaigning on Wednesday. Both presidental candidates took a break from their usual media attacks and negative comments Tuesday, in honor of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Mr. Obama will be in […]

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UN Urges Somalia’s New President to Build Inclusive Government

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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International leaders are urging Somalia’s new president to build a government that will unite and stabilize the country. The United Nations and European Union issued statements on Tuesday congratulating newly-elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged the Somali leader to move quickly to appoint an inclusive government that “can begin the work […]

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Obama Edges Ahead of Romney in Latest Surveys

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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New political surveys show that President Barack Obama has a small lead over his Republican rival Mitt Romney, as the two candidates enter the final eight weeks of the U.S. presidential election campaign. The Gallup and Rasmussen Reports polls Monday showed President Obama ahead of Mr. Romney by 5 percent following last week’s Democratic National […]

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Obama Edges Ahead of Romney in Latest Surveys

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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New political surveys in the U.S. show that President Barack Obama has, at least for the moment, edged ahead of Republican Mitt Romney as the two candidates enter the final eight weeks of the country’s presidential election campaign. The two candidates had been virtually tied in surveys a week ago after completion of Mr. Romney’s […]

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Obama Edges Ahead of Romney in Latest Surveys

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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New political surveys in the U.S. show that President Barack Obama has, at least for the moment, edged ahead of Republican Mitt Romney as the two candidates enter the final eight weeks of the country’s presidential election campaign. The two candidates had been virtually tied in surveys a week ago after completion of Mr. Romney’s […]

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Obama Outraises Romney in August

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign narrowly out raised Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s fund raising in August. Mr. Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, issued a statement Sunday saying the campaign had pulled in $114 million last month in conjunction with the Democratic National Committee. Hours earlier, the Romney campaign announced it had raised $111 million […]

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Obama, Romney Hit Campaign Trail

Posted September 8th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is campaigning in the key election state of Florida Saturday, just two days after accepting the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Mr. Obama’s appearance in Florida comes a little more than a week after Republicans held their national convention in the southern state, formally nominating former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as their […]

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