LATEST: U2 frontman Bono is still in the running to land the prestigious political job of president of the World Bank after a short-list of potential candidates was drawn up.

The Irish rocker's dedicated charity work, tireless campaigning to stamp out third world debt and high international profile has inspired

US Treasury Secretary John Snow to seriously consider Bono's nomination.

Snow says, "He's somebody I admire. He does a lot of good in this world of economic development.

"Most people know him as a rock star. He's in a way a rock star of the development world, too. He understands the give-and-take of development. He's a very pragmatic, effective and idealistic person."

07/03/2005 14:23