US election result reaction

Reaction from around the world as Barack Obama secures a second term in the White House, defeating Republican Mitt Romney.

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Boris chasing US congestion charge bill after Obama win

Boris Johnson has congratulated Barack Obama on his re-election, but has also reignited his battle with the US Embassy in London over unpaid Congestion Charge fines:

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Putin looks forward to continuing work with Obama

Vladimir Putin has added his congratulations to Barack Obama, praising him for winning an intensely fought election by such a wide margin.

The Russian President said his country's relations with the US had developed well with Mr Obama in the White House, and said he looked forward to continuing that cooperation during the American's second term.

Mr Putin also confirmed an invitation to Mr Obama to visit Russia next year.

Blair congratulates Obama on re-election

I would like to extend my congratulations and good wishes to President Obama on his re-election. I have enormous respect for the President and have always valued our meetings and discussions, particularly on finding a pathway to peace in the Middle East.

I look forward to continuing to work with the President and other world leaders towards real progress in this region in the months and years to come. This issue remains as urgent as ever.

– Tony Blair
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