Mikhail Prokhorov, who is challenge Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Sunday's presidential election after collecting two million signatures to support his campaign, has the reputation as a financial sage.
The Moammar Gadhafi loyalists who had been holding journalists in Tripoli's Rixos Hotel for five days "essentially just capitulated" upon realizing that most of the rest of the city had fallen to rebels, CNN's Matthew Chance said after his release Wednesday.
In its halcyon days, the Rixos hotel in Tripoli, Libya boasted of going the extra mile to make guests "feel privileged." It sent flowers and cooled towels to their rooms, and made Porsches and Jaguars -- even helicopters -- available at a moment's notice.
While rebels claim their long struggle for control of Libya is all but over, dozens of international journalists have found themselves trapped in a hotel located within a tiny pocket of the country's war-torn capital still controlled by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi.
In a remarkable comeback, former Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich seemed set Monday to become the president of Ukraine -- five years after he was ousted in a populist pro-Western uprising dubbed the "Orange Revolution."
Vice President Dick Cheney is in Eastern Europe, where he angered Russian officials with a speech that accused President Vladimir Putin of backsliding on democracy and trying to intimidate its neighbors.
CNN will mark the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles on Saturday, April 9, with special programming live from Windsor and a range of expert guests and commentators to put the event in context.
Rescue crews using heavy equipment are picking through the rubble of several Iranian villages flattened when a runaway train carrying fuel and chemicals derailed and exploded, killing almost 300 people.