The senator’s passing marked the end of a 35-year political career
US Senator John McCain said Moscow’s real priority was to "prop up" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
US senators have warned Egypt that the risk of a rupture in ties is growing amid an escalating row over the trial of US pro-democracy activists.
Environmental groups have praised US President Barack Obama’s move to limit uranium mining near one of the world’s natural wonders, the Grand Canyon.
Republican frontrunner faces dirty tricks and a ‘bare-knuckles’ contest in South Carolina.
Mitt Romney managed an endorsement from US Sentaor John McCain after a new challenge from his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.
Nato air strikes may force Libya to halt fighting by its army in the besieged port of Misrata and let local tribes take over the battle.
Rebels welcomed a US decision to deploy Predator drones and Senator John McCain to Libya on Friday, where Gaddafi’s forces still have the upper hand.
Global protectionism fears were heightened after the US Senate voted to keep a "Buy American" clause in the huge US stimulus Bill.
US President Barack Obama will on Tuesday hold talks with congressional Republicans who complain his -billion stimulus plan is too expensive.
Reflecting what’s on the minds of Americans, "bailout" and "socialism" have beaten "maverick" in a US dictionary word-of-the-year competition.
US president-elect Barack Obama and vanquished rival John McCain met on Monday for the first time since the November 4 election.
”I wish you would make up your mind, Mr Dickens. Was it the best of times or was it the worst of times? It could scarcely have been both.”
The man who once described himself as a ”skinny kid with a funny name” stood before the crowd and took upon his shoulders the weight of leadership.
Barack Obama won the presidency and made history on a steady message of bringing change to a country that has been hungering for it.
Sue Harris was not quite sure how to react to the victory of Barack Obama. At a party held by the local Republican party, she was lost for words.
Barack Obama rode a wave of voter discontent to a historic White House victory on Tuesday, promising change as the first black US president.
On one campaign flight in August, I was finally getting some rest when I was woken by a familiar baritone. I looked up, startled, to see Barack Obama.
Barack Obama and John McCain faced the verdict of Americans voting on Tuesday after a long and bitter struggle for the White House.
Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain face the verdict of United States voters on Tuesday after a long and bitter struggle.
Presidential frontrunner Barack Obama issued a barnstorming call for change at his final campaign rally on Monday.
Barack Obama stood on the threshold of history on Monday as polls gave the Democrat a solid lead over John McCain on the last day of campaigning.
Whether it’s Barack Obama or John McCain who makes it to the White House, the briefing the president gets on the economy will be a sombre affair.
There is nothing unusual about mixed-race people in the South, although in decades past there was no ambiguity about the subject.
With the United States election just around the corner, who’d want to be in the shoes of either front-runner Barack Obama or John McCain?
Millions of Americans aren’t just redoing their hair for Palin — they’re taking off their clothes too.
Americans choose on Tuesday between Barack Obama and John McCain in an epochal election that could enshrine their first black president.
John McCain ramped up his attacks on Democratic rival Barack Obama on Saturday, describing his rival as stuck in the ”far left lane” of US politics.
John McCain on Friday seized on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s star power in Ohio, a state critical to his hopes of clawing back Barack Obama’s lead.
Obama and McCain differ on the uses of American power, but who is the hawk and who is the dove, asks David E Sanger.
It wasn’t easy. I didn’t get my absentee ballot in time so I called the consulate in Johannesburg to see what I could do.
Barack Obama’s campaign says Democratic voters are piling up imposing early voting totals in battleground states.