FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee on Thursday amid a storm of controversy over an inquiry into the bids by Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
Lawmakers from Wednesday will vote for a new Greek president in a ballot that will lead to snap general elections if they fail -- putting on the line years of efforts to turn around an economy in crisis.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday extended greetings to naval personnel on the occasion of Navy Day and said current geostrategic environment has increased their role in protecting nation's maritime interests.
Zimbabwe`s President Robert Mugabe has accused "a woman" in his party of a plot to unseat him and work with the opposition in a coalition government, state media reported on Wednesday, in comments seen as directed at his embattled deputy, Joice Mujuru.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Monday hit out at "groundless" rumours circling her administration, some of which have touched on her personal life and triggered defamation suits against domestic and foreign media outlets.