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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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.

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