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Ewen Macaskill

Hunt on for Libya bombers

The United States has vowed to avenge the consulate attack that killed its ambassador and would work alongside the Libyan government.

Ambassador’s death: Justice will be done, vows Obama

Barack Obama has underscored the bond between the US and Libya, but vowed to hunt down those behind the possibly premeditated killing of the US envoy.

Merkel has upper hand in meeting with Obama

President Barack Obama is likely to press German Chancellor Angela Merkel to support a growth package to bail out Europe at the G8 summit this weekend

An uphill crawl to the finish line

The brutal contest for the Republican nomination hints at deeper divisions among US conservatives.

All or nothing as Republicans brace for Super Tuesday

The chances of Mitt Romney running against Barack Obama are set to either solidify or evaporate as 10 states prepare to choose the Republican nominee.

Now it’s Obama vs moneyed elite

The US president has launched his first salvo in an election race marked by financial issues.

Republican race heats up in South Carolina primaries

Republican candidates are gearing up for party nominations after Newt Gingrich's sensational victory in South Carolina threw the race wide open.

Republican rivals round on Romney’s ‘pious baloney’

Mitt Romney's rivals for the Republican ticket have ripped into the presidential candidate on live TV in a desperate bid to cut his massive poll lead.

Republicans get ready for midwest rumble

Republican presidential hopefuls will go head to head for the first time at Tuesday's Iowa caucuses in the fight for the GOP ticket to take on Obama.

Romney on the bubble as rival Republicans wobble

Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican presidential ticket boosted as the head of rival Michelle Bachmann's Iowa campaign walks out on her.

Romney’s $10?000 bet to rival candidate could hurt his chances

Mitt Romney was accused of being out of touch with working-class Americans.

The ‘dire’ consequences of default

Analysts say standoff between Obama and Republicans could spark a global recession.

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