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Europe hails Obama triumph

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Europe hails Obama triumph


In Europe, Barrack Obama’s historic victory has been hailed as a chance to reinvigorate trans-atlantic relations.

Newspapers across the continent ran with the watershed win.

Suffering from the recent economic turmoil, the EU’s Commission President urged the US and Europe to join forces.

“We need a new deal between US and EU. A new deal that covers financial stability, global prosperity, including trade and meeting the Millennium Development goals, fight against climate change and the promotion of peace and human rights in the world,’‘ said EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

In London, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown also greeted Obama’s momentous win as an opportunity to build a better world future.

‘‘This is a moment that will live in history, as long as history books are written. I’ve talked to Senator Obama on many occasions and I know that he is a true friend of Britain, and I know that the values we share in common and the policies on which we can work together will enable us as two countries to come through these difficult economic times and build a safer and more secure society for the future,’‘ said Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

In Paris, late night celebrations with the hope that Obama’s win will be the dawn of a new era.

The Democrat doesn’t take office until January, but already expectations are high that America’s 44th President will bring the change he’s promised.

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