Even as Europe grapples with a debt crisis that threatens the whole region, and China attempts to put the brakes on a slowing economy - the U.S. election is commanding headlines around the world. Global citizens want to know who Americans will choose as their new leader. Because as Mil Arcega reports, whoever wins in November will control the largest purse string in the world, and with it - the ability to shape the global economy.
ຢູ່ຝັ່ງທະເລກໍ້າຕາເວັນອອກຂອງສະຫະລັດ ປະຊາຊົນຫລາຍລ້ານຄົນ ກໍາລັງດິ້ນຮົນ ເພື່ອຟື້ນໂຕຄືນ ຈາກຄວາມເສຍຫາຍ ແລະຜົນກະທົບອື່ນໆ ທີ່ເກີດຈາກ ຊຸບເປີ້ພາຍຸ ແຊນດີ. ຄວາມພະຍາຍາມກອບກູ້ສະພາບການຄືນມາ ກໍາລັງດໍາເນີນໄປ ແຕ່ປະຊາຊົນ ຈໍານວນຫລວງຫລາຍ ຍັງບໍ່ມີໄຟຟ້າໃຊ້ ຫລືພາຫານະຂົ່ນສົ່ງ.
On Sunday, Ukrainians vote for an entirely new 450-member parliament. As VOA correspondent James Brooke reports from Kyiv, the leader of a new party is shaking up the old east-west political divide. Vitali Klitschko stands two meters tall and punches so hard they call him “Dr. Ironfist.” Now the World Boxing Council’s reigning heavyweight champion is fighting a new battle: Ukraine’s parliamentary elections.
The U.S. presidential election is approaching, and excitement is building in key states where voters could determine the outcome if the race is close. VOA's Chris Simkins reports from North Carolina where the contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney is too close to call and where African Americans are turning out for early voting.
Political analysts say President Barack Obama went on the offensive in his final debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney, while Mr. Romney sought to emphasize the many foreign policy issues the two candidates agree on and to present himself as a reasonable person who could be commander-in-chief. VOA Correspondent Cindy Saine has the story.
Voters in the United States will soon be heading to the polls to elect the country's president. But around the world, many non-U.S. citizens hold their own opinions about who should win the election. As Selah Hennessy reports, citizens in London are keeping an eye on a vote they view as impacting their own lives.
China is getting plenty of attention on the campaign trail in the U.S. presidential race and even had a segment dedicated to it during Monday’s final debate. VOA’s William Ide reports on Chinese were following the debates and what people think of all the criticism and attention their country is receiving.