It was impossible to pinpoint the exact moment of the transformation, but by the time Russian President Dmitri Medvedev left the podium after his first big press conference on Wednesday, he had morphed into a lame duck. The problem was not so much that he failed to state his plans for re-election next year, but, as some members of his own circle now admit, the President seemed to be courting a constituency of just one man Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who will alone decide whether Medvedev stays or goes
My first real experience of the patriarch Abraham’s crossover appeal came on the splendid sun-spangled day in June when I took a crosstown cab to arrange my son’s circumcision.
A Zimbabwean court postponed the trial of key opposition figure Roy Bennett on Saturday to allow his lawyers time to prepare their case. Bennett, the Movement for Democratic Change’s nominee for the deputy agriculture minister post, faces charges of possessing weapons for sabotage, banditry and terrorism
British police will investigate the alleged misuse of parliamentary expenses by "a small number" of lawmakers.