07 Nov

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



World congratulates Obama on victory

 President Barack Obama’s return to White House is widely celebrated, from Europe to his childhood home of Indonesia.

Last Modified: 07 Nov 2012 11:47 GMT


Israel to counter Palestinian attempt at UN

 Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warns that Israel will respond harshly if Palestine is given enhanced status at UN.
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 19:16 GMT

Middle East

Hundreds of thousands flooded Barcelona on the region’s national day demanding independence [Reuters]

Spanish PM slams Catalan separatist bid

 Mariano Rajoys says bid for independence defied common sense and says Spain is not in need of a bailout plan for 2012.

Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 22:09 GMT


Israeli policy splits Palestinian families

 Mya Guarnieri07 Nov 2012 10:27 GMT

Parents, children, and lovers in the West Bank and Gaza are torn apart by Israel’s strict ‘separation policy’



Barack Obama walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia to deliver his victory speech in Chicago

‘The best is yet to come’: Obama wins four more years as Romney challenge crushed

Republican concedes as America’s women, young and minorities back President – and he heralds victory via Twitter

Maryland voters approve gay marriage

07 November 2012 09:31 AM

Maryland voters approved same-sex marriage yesterday while similar measures in Maine and Washington state also appeared on track to pass, marking the first time marriage rights have been extended to same-sex couples by popular vote.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire already has two female senators. Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

New Hampshire elects female governor with a little help

Maggie Hassan wins as grassroots pro-women campaign helps the Granite State send an all-female delegation to Washington

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