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The world was abuzz on the eve of the historic November 4 election when news headlines revealed that Senator Barack Obama had already won by a landslide victory. Non-American bloggers from all corners of the globe got to typing their thoughts away early this morning, way before polling stations even opened in the US, all inspired by an isolated village in New Hampshire. Eunice del Rosario brings us the story.
In a sad turn of events, presidential hopeful Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, passed away from cancer less than 24 hours before her grandson could be elected president. Obama visited...
An overwhelming majority of non-Americans are asking, â€œWhatâ€™s next?â€ now that the US presidential campaign comes to an end this week. Blogs from around the world are asking the same question. However, Filipino bloggers this week have been more active than usual now that the â€œsoap operaâ€ theyâ€™ve been religiously following is about to have its climatic conclusion.
Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. Today's picks take us to the United Arab Emirates, Australia and Peru.
International bloggers have begun registering their feelings and opinions on Colin Powellâ€™s endorsement of Barack Obama. Speaking during a Sunday morning public affairs program, Powell, Secretary of State during President George W. Bushâ€™s first term, called Obama â€œa transformational figureâ€ who would reach out in a more diverse, inclusive way across the United States.
Sarah Palin continues to infuriate and trouble progressive bloggers in Australia. The Vice Presidential debate and her weekend attack on Barack Obama over William Ayers has brought swift responses, writes Kevin Rennie from Australia.
In Japan, people have seen the election of four Prime Ministers in the past two years. The process has been described as â€œremarkably well-governedâ€ because the professionalism of the so-called professional class, the bureaucrats who actually run the country. What would people say about the United States? Have the regulators, these so-called professional bureaucrats who work above the political fray handled the economy better than the political class?
Sixteen people were killed when the US Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen, was attacked with a car bomb and rockets today. One blogger was minutes away from the explosions.
Progressive bloggers from Australasia have challenged John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate, reports Kevin Rennie, from Australia.
Less than twelve hours after Democratic presidential nomination Barack Obama made waves with his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, John McCain made tsunami with his selection of Alaskan...