US elections

Global Politics

Obama's foreign policy

Today, some of the Barack Obama's foreign policy advisers spoke to international visitors at the Democratic convention in Denver. The World's Matthew Bell tells Lisa Mullins about the meeting.

Conflict & Justice

Latino voters in Nevada

Nevada is considered a battleground state this presidential election season. The World's Matthew Bell reports on efforts by both the McCain and Obama campaigns to win over Nevada's Latino voters, a key constituency in a tight race.

Global Politics

Iraqis react to Obama win

Some Iraqi military men were surprised that American political power could pass peacefully to someone named Barack Hussein Obama. Ordinary Iraqis aren't certain he'll be able to change policy toward their nation.

Global Politics

Wish for a world leader

Much of the world is thrilled at the election of Barack Obama to the American Presidency. But any wish that he be a 'president of the world' is likely to go unfulfilled. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.

Conflict & Justice

Scott Brown and climate change

The election of an anti-cap & trade Republican to fill the seat of the late Senator Ted Kennedy is clouding prospects for a climate bill in the Senate. That makes prospects for strong global action on climate change even murkier. Peter Thomson reports.