Lead story

Four more years!

by our Americas correspondent

BARACK Obama has won the race to the White House, scoring a clear victory over his Republican challenger Mitt Romney after a closely fought race, in which billions were spent by the rival Democrat and Republican camps to get the voters out. The Democrats also increased their hold on the Senate winning three extra seats. That now gives them a majority of three in the 100-strong upper house while the Republicans are set to retain their dominance of the House of Representatives.

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More NHS trusts in trouble

EPSOM and St Helier NHS Trust is set to follow the South London Healthcare NHS Trust into administration. It is facing a £19 million deficit for the year 2012-13 and is reported to have had to raid emergency funds to pay staff wages last week.

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Editorial

The business of human rights

THE PRIME Minister is in the Middle East this week hoping to bag billions of pounds worth of arms contracts from the feudal Arab rulers of Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf.

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