Some influential US newspapers praised vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's speech at the Republican convention in St. Paul on Wednesday, acknowledging her as a skillful politician. Others were critical of the speech's content.
John McCain was officially named the Republican Party's presidential candidate on Wednesday, after his running mate Sarah Palin took several swipes at Democratic candidate Barack Obama in a spirited address at the Republican Convention.
Sarah Palin, in accepting the Republican vice presidential nomination, talked up her small-town roots and took several swipes at the Democratic nominee for president, Barack Obama. Her running mate, John McCain, made a surprise appearance.
The long-ruling Cambodian People's Party claimed victory as expected in Sunday's elections, with around two-thirds of the 123 seat parliament. The country's economy is booming even as tensions with Thailand rise.