Nightly News | November 07, 2012
>>> we said before the break this truly was the election watched around the world. and we're fortunate because here on a breereavement shore leave is our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel , that we're used to seeing around the world. richard, you reported how it was around the globe.
>> reporter: well, there are reports that the u.s. is losing leadership win the world, but by the attention we saw so many countries paid to this election, it is clear that who is elected president still deeply matters.
>> president obama has got another four years.
>> reporter: the election was the lead story around the globe.
>> a second term to the white house .
>> reporter: the reaction in general, a sigh of relief. you could even see it trending worldwide on twitter. for china, president obama 's victory represented welcomed consistency. there was enthusiasm from the leaders in europe, where governor romney was unpopular after an awkward visit this summer. in the middle east ?
>> very good morning.
>> reporter: there is hope that president obama will embrace the israeli-palestinian peace process , the way he embraced the arab spring in his first.
>> he is relieved, and free from worry of getting reelected.
>> reporter: but his re-election drew a cool response from the israeli prime minister . the two men are not close. a second term comes with a world of problems.
>> for president obama , the most dangerous country in the world, the first term and in the second term, will be pakistan.
>> reporter: that is where osama bin laden was hiding. and it remains a safe haven for military extremists. syria is imploding, and threatens to turn into a regional war. the euro is in crisis, the greeks are still rioting, and despite crippling sanctions, many worry that could trigger another war. and then, brian, there is the war that we are already in. in afghanistan, where u.s. troops are dying at a rate of about one per day.
>> and sadly over the past ten years, we can trace your travelin traveli travelings throughout the world, richard, we're glad