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Erdogan wins Turkish presidency in first round triumph

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 01:00

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday won an outright victory in the first round of presidential elections, promising to be a powerful head of state amid fears his country is creeping towards one-man rule.

Suu Kyi says law barring her from Myanmar presidency is unacceptable

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 15:26

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi put her political future in the hands of the people of Myanmar on Monday, saying that a parliamentary panel vote to retain a key constitutional clause was intended to bar her from running for the presidency.

Brazil`s first black Supreme Court president resigns

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 02:36

Brazilian judge Joaquim Barbosa, the first black to head the country`s Supreme Court, has resigned from the post after a year and a half, the Senate speaker said Thursday.

Ukrainians back Poroshenko to find way out of crisis

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 10:22

Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire chocolate manufacturer, claimed the Ukrainian presidency with an emphatic election victory on Sunday, taking on a fraught mission to quell pro-Russian rebels and steer his fragile nation closer to the West.

Dynamic Poroshenko grabs his chances on path to Ukrainian presidency

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 09:21

It was a moment showing Ukrainian tycoon Petro Poroshenko`s energy and his eye for political opportunity. The man now poised to become president decided to stage a lightning visit to Crimea in late February as Kiev was losing its grip on the region.

Eyeing presidency, Bobby Jindal addresses Christian conservatives

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 17:13

Louisiana`s Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal referred to himself as an "evangelical Catholic" while addressing Christian conservatives and shared his story of conversion from Hinduism.

Khadim owner kidnapping case accused killed in jail

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 17:16

Happy Singh, one of the prime accused in the sensational kidnapping case of Khadim Shoe Company owner, was Monday killed inside the Presidency Jail by another inmate.

Leftist ex-guerrilla wins El Salvador presidency

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 12:08

Sanchez Ceren, 69, of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), is set to be sworn in for his five-year term on June 1, Chicas said at a press conference.

Barack Obama pokes fun at ambitious governors eyeing presidency

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 17:02

US President Barack Obama at a White House event poked fun at governors with presidential ambitions, including Indian-American Bobby Jindal, saying he saw some of them "size up the drapes" during the visit.

Syed Kirmani bats for underfire Dhoni, downplays string of losses

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 22:12

Former stumper Syed Kirmani on Tuesday backed Mahendra Singhi Dhoni`s captaincy, saying too much should not be read into India`s fourth consecutive series loss overseas as he felt every team goes through a bad phase.

Joe Biden says to decide next year if to run for US presidency

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 18:24

Vice President Joe Biden said he will decide by the summer of 2015 if he will make a third run for the US presidency.

Jeev, Jyoti, Lahiri to take part in Louis Philippe Cup

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 00:53

Ace golfer Jeev Milkha Singh, seasoned Jyoti Randhawa and emerging star Anirban Lahiri will turn up for their respective teams in the third edition of the Louis Philippe Cup pro golf league tournament to be held at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club from February 17-22.