** Voting Begins in 2012 US Presidential Election**
U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have made their final arguments to voters in key political battleground states on the eve of the 2012 presidential campaign.
Mr. Obama made campaign stops Monday in Wisconsin and Ohio, before holding a final rally in Iowa, the state that gave him his first primary victory in his 2008 White House campaign. The Democratic incumbent boasted of his accomplishments during his presidency, including the bailout of the U.S. auto industry and the killing of Osama bin Laden, but said he needed another term to complete his agenda.
Mr. Romney started his day in Florida, Virginia and Ohio, before ending with a rousing late night rally at an arena in New Hampshire, where he launched his campaign more than a year ago. The former Massachusetts governor said his record as both a businessman and politician shows he, and not Mr. Obama, would bring about real change for the nation.
Mr. Romney will vote in his hometown of Boston Tuesday, and has scheduled two last-minute Election Day events in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The president and his wife, Michelle, will spend Tuesday in their home in Chicago.
** Murdered Briton Was MI6 Informant: Report**
A major U.S. newspaper says it has found evidence that a British businessman murdered by the wife of Bo Xilai, one of former China's top politicians, was working as an informant for Britain's spy agency, MI6.
The Wall Street Journal said Tuesday its investigation found that Neil Heywood was providing MI6 information on the Bo family for more than a year before he was murdered last November. The investigation was based on interviews with British officials and friends of Heywood.
Gu Kailai, the wife of former Politburo member Bo Xilai, was convicted in August of murdering the 41-year-old Heywood because of what a Chinese court said was a business dispute. Many of Heywood's friends have said there were inconsistencies with the official account of the murder.
The British government has tried to distance itself from Heywood, who was previously rumored to have had links to London's spy agency. In April, Foreign Secretary William Hague took the unusual step of commenting on intelligence matters, insisting that Heywood was "not an employee of the British government in any capacity."