US Elections

De Blasio wins NY mayoral race, Christie re-elected in NJ, McAuliffe takes Virginia

Bill de Blasio. Photo: AP

Liberal Democrat Bill de Blasio cruised to victory on Tuesday in the race to succeed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, marking the first time a Democrat has captured City Hall in two decades, local media reported.

Wednesday, 6 November, 2013, 1:57pm

Democrat wins final Senate seat race in North Dakota

Democratic contender in the Senate race in North Dakota, Heidi Heitkamp, narrowly defeated her Republican rival Rick Berg. Photo: AP

The Democratic contender in the Senate race in North Dakota, Heidi Heitkamp, narrowly defeated her Republican rival Rick Berg in the last undecided US Senate election in the nation, unofficial returns showed.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

US presidential election fascinates Chinese

A boy waves Chinese and US flags as the world's two biggest economies gear up to choose their next leaders in early November. Photo: AFP

Where can a pop star score a hit by talking about the US Electoral College for 33 minutes? In China, where Gao Xiaosong’s straightforward explanation of the system drew more than one million hits in four days.

5 Nov 2012 - 5:21pm 1 comment

Obama to launch WTO auto trade case against China

Ford's auto plant in Chongqing. US imports of auto parts from China have increased seven-fold. Photo: AP

US President Barack Obama will launch a new WTO trade enforcement case against China, targeting subsidies for exports of Chinese automobiles.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Obama holds three-point lead over Romney in new poll

Barack Obama. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama is leading his Republican rival Mitt Romney by three points, even though many Americans remain dissatisfied with the situation in the country, a new opinion poll shows.

15 Sep 2012 - 1:04pm

Obama visits hurricane-torn Louisiana

US President Barack Obama tours a neighbourhood in St John the Baptist parish in Louisiana on Monday. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama on Monday praised government agencies which he led to meet the threat from Hurricane Isaac, after touring “enormous devastation” in Louisiana.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am