Francois Hollande says won`t stand again for French presidency if unemployment doesn`t drop

Francois Hollande vowed Thursday he would not stand again for the French presidency in 2017 if he had not managed to live up to his promise to bring down unemployment by then.

Turkish president not to contest for second term

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Sunday that he will not run for a second term in the forthcoming presidential elections in August.

Barack Obama embarks on first working day of 2nd term

Plenty of fresh challenges lie ahead as President Barack Obama and his team begin the first working day of the second term on Tuesday.

Obama`s second inauguration fails to enthuse Americans: Poll

Unlike in 2009, Barack Obama`s inauguration for a second term at the White House has failed to enthuse weary Americans, who are facing a litany of challenges, including economic woes, according to a new poll.

Barack Obama sworn-in as US prez for a second term

Barack Obama was sworn in for the second time as millions of supporters gathered to witness the occasion.

Ban Ki-moon elected UN chief for second term

The 192-nation UN General
Assembly has voted unanimously to elect Ban Ki-moon for a
second five-year term as the global body`s secretary-general.

UN chief virtually certain to get second term

Egypt`s UN Ambassador Maged Abdelaziz said that he knew of no opposition to Ban.

Medvedev `likely to seek a 2nd term as Russian President`

Medvedev is pushing to seek a 2nd term in office against the wishes of powerful PM Vladimir Putin.

Taiwanese President to try for second term

Main opposition Democratic Progressive Party will name candidate next month.

Hillary vows to stay into second Obama term

Hillary Clinton has said she
planned to stay on as Secretary of State into US President Barack Obama`s second term.

Nagaland`s DAN govt completes three years of its second term

The Democratic Alliance of
Nagaland (DAN) government, headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu
Rio, has completed three years of its second term in office.

Sri Lanka`s President to start second term on Friday

Over 1,000 local, foreign dignitaries are due to attend ceremony in Colombo.

Not thinking much about 2nd term: Obama

US President is instead trying to "keep on pushing" the economy to grow.

Second term Ahmadinejad leads Iran to brink of new sanctions

In the year since his re-election, President Ahmadinejad has led Iran to the brink of UN sanctions.

Austrian President re-elected, far-right flounders

Austria re-elected Social Democrat Heinz Fischer to the largely ceremonial post of President on Sunday in an election that underscored the far right`s failure to win over conservative voters.

Austrian President expected to win 2nd term

Austrian President Heinz Fischer was expected to win a second term in elections on Sunday, but all eyes were on how well a far-right politician who has challenged the country`s anti-Nazi law will do.

Russia`s Medvedev `may stand again in 2012`

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said he may run for a second term in office when elections are held in 2012.

Obama does not deserve second term, say 52% Americans

About 52 per cent Americans believe that US President Barack Obama does not deserve a second term in office, when the country goes to presidential elections in 2012, according to a poll.

I won`t serve eight years: Hillary Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she would not serve a full eight years if President Barack Obama wins another term, hoping eventually to retire to writing and teaching.