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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 distances himself from embarrassing comment

An unnamed adviser said that Romney had a better understanding of "Anglo-Saxon heritage" than Mr Obama Credit: REUTERS/James Glover

Ahead of his meeting at Number 10, US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has already been forced to distance himself from potentially embarrassing comments made at a briefing on US-UK relations on Wednesday.

An unnamed adviser told The Daily Telegraph that Romney had a better understanding of the two countries' "Anglo-Saxon heritage" than Mr Obama, who is of African-American descent. US Vice President Joe Biden called the remarks "disturbing".

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