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Putin’s Ambitions – Worldcrunch – All News is Global

Vladimir Putin came to Geneva to tout his country’s economic prospects, but Russians are wondering whether it was really an early stop on the campaign trail to take back the Russian Presidency in 2012. GENEVA – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has always been a man of great ambitions – …

George W. Bush: I’m Done With Politics

Republican candidates hoping for some high-profile help on the campaign trail next year shouldn’t look to George W. Bush. The former president told C-SPAN he’s done with politics and all its trappings. “I don’t want to go out and campaign for candidates,” he told Brian Lamb in an interview airing …

Claim of Affair Could Disrupt Anwar Trial in Malaysia

See if you can keep all this (pardon the expression) straight. I can’t. Lawyers for the Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim moved on Monday to have sodomy charges against him dismissed, citing an allegation of a romantic link between a prosecutor and Mr. Anwar’s accuser. The prosecutor, Farah Azlina Latif, …