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Braff posts pics of unexpected meeting with Romney

US comedian Zach Braff had a random celebrity encounter after he spotted former Governor Mitt Romney while waiting to board his flight back for the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Braff excitedly tweeted about the sighting, halfheartedly musing that they might be on the same flight to Utah. According to the Scrubs actor, the Republican politician was coming to see his film Wish I Was Here at Eccles in Park City.

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Mitt Romney just walked by me at JFK after I randomly tweeted him. Let's try this again: @paulmccartney

Posting on Twitter, he added: "Our politics are quite different, but Mitt Romney and I are having the best conversation ever. Very cool dude."

'Stay in touch' says Obama as Romney drops by for lunch

The man who was, until recently, President Obama's greatest political rival dropped by at the White House for lunch today. Mitt Romney congratulated the President on his successful election campaign, and they pledged to stay in touch.

On the menu was turkey chili and southwestern grilled chicken salad.

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the Oval Office after lunch
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the Oval Office after lunch Credit: Flickr/White House

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Romney joins wife on date to see Twilight movie

Mitt Romney joined his wife Ann to watch the new Twilight film. Credit: PA

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been caught on camera with his wife Ann on a date to see the new movie Twilight.

The celebrity news website TMZ drew its own conclusions after its 'spies' snapped the 'wannabe Prez' enjoying some down time following a gruelling election campaign.

Mitt and his wife and were without bodyguards and even managed to find time for a slice of pizza across the street, the website said.

Obama faces first big test of his second term

President Obama is back in Washington and back to work. Wall Street had its worse day this year as markets reacted to fears that the ongoing political deadlock between Republicans and Democrats will push America over a 'fiscal cliff' and back into recession.

Republicans say they are prepared to work with the president. Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports:

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Cameron and Obama discuss Syria and Libya in phone call

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said that Mr Cameron's phone call with US President Barack Obama last around five minutes. He summarised the conversation as follows:

The Prime Minister congratulated President Obama on his election victory after a long and hard-fought campaign.

The president spoke of the outstanding partnership between the UK and the US and said he looked forward to working with the Prime Minister on a whole range of issues in the years ahead.

They agreed they would have a longer conversation soon on a number of strategic issues, including what more the international community can do to bring an end to the conflict in Syria and to support the development of peaceful democracy in Libya.

– Prime Minister's official spokesman

Kenyan twins named Obama and Romney

Twins in Kenya born on US election day have been named Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

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Owuor carries her newly born twin boys named after Obama (left) and Romney (right). Credit: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Mother Millicent Awuor, 20, gave birth in a hospital near the President's father's rural village and named the older boy after the Democrat and the younger after the Republican challenger.

Obama is highly popular in the east African nation and had a beer named "president" in his honour after the 2008 election.

The name Barack means blessed while Obama was the given name of his great-grandfather.

Obama to visit Burma this month - report

Barack Obama will make a state visit to Burma this month, a Burmese government official reportedly told The Associated Press.

The official said the visit is scheduled for 18 or 19 November and the US President would meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and government officials, AP reported.

The newly re-elected Obama would be the first US President to visit the country.

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