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Romney to meet Israeli leaders

The Republican US presidential candidate Mitt Romney touched down in Tel Aviv last night as part of a three-nation foreign tour that includes Britain and Poland. He hopes it will boost his credentials to direct US national security and diplomacy.

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Romney: 'disconcerting' signs about Britain's readiness for the Olympic games

Prior to Mitt Romney's round of political meetings this morning, the Republican candidate told US television there were "disconcerting" signs about Britain's readiness for the Olympic games.

It's hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting: the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging.

– Mitt Romney, US Presidential Candidate

Mr Romney, who was chief executive of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002 is due to attend the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.

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