World leaders hail Obama victory, pledge cooperation

World leaders on Wednesday hailed President Barack Obama’s sweeping re-election, with allies pledging to deepen cooperation with the United States on fighting the world economic slump and maintaining security across the globe. Congratulations poured in from across the world, including fellow UN Security Council members

Colin Powell endorses Obama again

Colin L. ­Powell, the former Republican secretary of state and retired four-star general, endorsed President Obama’s bid for reelection Thursday and said he was concerned that Mitt Romney was ‘‘a moving target’’ on foreign policy. In an interview on ‘‘CBS This Morning,’’ Powell also said he was ‘‘more comfortable’’ with the president’s views on

Clinton assumes responsibility for Benghazi attack

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton assumed responsibility on Monday for last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, which has become an issue in the hard-fought U.S. presidential campaign. “I take responsibility” for what happened on September 11,

Biden comes out swinging at U.S. VP debate

Vice President Joe Biden and rival Republican Paul Ryan battled fiercely over foreign policy and the economy in a lively debate on Thursday, with Biden aggressively defending the administration’s policies and dismissing Ryan’s criticism. Seeking to win back the momentum for the Democrats’ campaign

Romney to help Syria rebels, impose more Iran sanction

Republican nominee Mitt Romney today accused President Obama of “passive” leadership in the Middle East in a foreign-policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute. He called for more direct intervention in Syria, including making sure anti-government opposition forces have weapons. He also said he will not hesitate to impose new sanctions on Iran.

Obama within reach of electoral votes for 2nd term

Five weeks to Election Day, President Barack Obama is within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term. Republican Mitt Romney’s path to victory is narrowing. To overtake Obama, Romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he and Obama are competing […]