Republican presidential candidate favours increase in H1B visa

A leading Republican presidential candidate has favoured substantial increase in the number of H-1B visas, arguing that there is shortage of highly skilled manpower in the US, according to media reports.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for free and fair elections as campaign starts

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi launched her campaign on Tuesday for the first general election since the end of military rule saying it was a crucial turning point and calling on the global community to monitor the outcome.

Football must not be overlooked in FIFA race: Michel Platini
Football must not be overlooked in FIFA race: Michel Platini

FIFA presidential candidate Michael Platini will publish his manifesto in the next six to eight weeks and wants to bring football back into the spotlight during the campaign, a source close to the Frenchman said on Wednesday.

Clinton backs stiffer gun laws after US church bloodbath

US Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton issued an impassioned call for gun control Saturday following a "senseless" church massacre that stunned the nation.

Ugandan police arrest potential presidential hopeful

Uganda police arrested on Friday an outspoken general believed to be planning to run in presidential elections, and who recently returned to the country after 18 months in self-imposed exile.

Embattled Hillary Clinton says `let my e-mails be read`

 US Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the US State Department to release them swiftly.

Luis Figo keen on FIFA presidential debate
Luis Figo keen on FIFA presidential debate

FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo put pressure on current president Sepp Blatter on Thursday by adding his voice to calls for a public pre-election debate between the four candidates.

Michael Van Praag wants bigger FIFA World Cup
Michael Van Praag wants bigger FIFA World Cup

Michael van Praag wants more teams from outside Europe in the World Cup and aims to implant more strict measures to combat match fixing, the FIFA presidential candidate stated during his presentation at the Olympic Stadium here.

FIFA presidency campaign trail starts for Prince Ali in Melbourne
FIFA presidency campaign trail starts for Prince Ali in Melbourne

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein heads to Melbourne for Friday`s AFC Extraordinary Congress, aiming to convince Asian members he is the man to clean up world soccer`s governing body.

FIFA candidate Jerome Champagne wants World Cup bid report made public
FIFA candidate Jerome Champagne wants World Cup bid report made public

FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne has joined the calls for the report into the turbulent bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to be made public.

No recording of crash that killed Brazil candidate

Brazil`s Air Force said the black box recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed a presidential candidate does not contain a recording of the flight.

Turkish ruling party to name presidential candidate next week

Turkey`s ruling AK Party will announce its candidate for the August presidential election at a parliamentary group meeting next Tuesday, with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan widely expected to be its choice.

Scarlett Johansson says Hillary Clinton would make a wonderful president

Scarlett Johansson thinks that Hillary Clinton would be a "wonderful" presidential candidate.

Mitt Romney ‘wears as little as possible in bed’!

US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has revealed that he wears minimal clothing while going to bed at night.

BJP`s alliance partners in Jharkhand to support Pranab

The ruling BJP in Jharkhand appeared to have been cornered as its three partners in government have decided to support UPA`s presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee.

J&K MLA seeks clemency for Afzal Guru

An independent MLA in Jammu and Kashmir today asked UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee to grant clemency after assuming office to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who is on death row.

Pranab meets NC-Congress and PDP members to drum up support

UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee today met members of the ruling National Conference-Congress coalition and opposition PDP to drum up support for his bid to enter the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Sangma seeks repeat of 1969 presidential poll

BJP backed presidential nominee P A Sangma today appealed to all legislators in the country, cutting across party lines, to repeat the result seen during 1969 Presidential elections that went by conscience.

JMM response to Mukherjee`s candidature `positive`: Cong

A day before UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee`s Jharkhand visit, Congress today said chances of JMM President Shibu Soren supporting him are positive.

Tribal artistes greet Pranab Mukherjee in Odisha

UPA`s Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee was accorded a rousing welcome on his arrival here to campaign in Odisha.