The Republican candidate was gracious at the end, but couldn't help looking a bit sad at his defeat.
The US president owes his victory to his political machine, not his campaign strategy.
"I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests."
US president wins decisive re-election after securing key swing states.
The US and its allies should take a much harder look at our partners against the Taliban.
Nicky Woolf liveblogs the result of the 2012 presidential election.
Your guide to the American election: when each state declares, who is likely to win it, and what kind of hot dogs you need.
The opinion polls have hardened in favour of the President in the last days of the campaign.
Barack Obama makes his final election pitch.
In Florida, the Democrat charge is that Republicans are trying to stop black people from voting.
It's a landslide victory for Obama on Fleet Street.
"Naming and shaming" employers who don't pay the living wage is likely to have disappointing results.
When right-wing spinners try to attack mathematics itself, you know they're running scared.
Obama strategist David Axelrod on the Romney campaign.
Regional parties mitigate the threat of a single populist party winning national support.
With power still out, hitherto hidden communities emerge - people are actually meeting each other.
The US President is likely to find himself back in the Oval Office – but further from real power than ever.
The party is only third because of the collapse of others around it.
How will it affect the rest of us?
The US car industry went into a tailspin in 2008 just as Barack Obama was preparing to take office. His prompt action to save it — and Mitt Romney’s callous counter-proposals — may just win him this year’s election.
A Romney victory would greatly increase the chances of war with Iran, embolden the most reactionary elements in Israel and further accelerate climate change.
A lenient gang-rape verdict has prompted outcry and a debate on France's inadequate response to rape. The French media's ambivalence towards rape victims also needs to be examined.
There is nothing pro-European about a government sworn on suppressing freedom of speech.
An Israeli war game recently imagined the fallout from a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. David Patrikarakos reveals what he learned when he received exclusive access.
Who could he possibly have in mind?
Sarah Jessica Parker, Lena Dunham, and Lucas Gray have all produced videos in support of the president.
China's architecture has transformed over the past decade, but at what cost?
Gillard has returned Australia to its historic relationship with Washington, similar to that of an eastern European satellite with Moscow.