Thursday, September 28, 2006

Clinton takes a coffee break

In London for a speaking engagement, former US president Bill Clinton who is a regular visitor to the Starbucks chain in his home town of Chappaqua, New York, may have been feeling the need for a little taste of home.

For as well as his coffee, he enjoyed one of the US chain’s sandwiches. Dressed in a bright red polo shirt and a zip-up bodywarmer, the 60-year-old statesman looked relaxed while two security guards kept watch outside.

Earlier he delivered a lecture to political enthusiasts who had paid up to £300 per ticket to hear him speak at the Royal Albert Hall. Bill Clinton charmed his audience in a wide-ranging talk ranging from climate change and global poverty to the unifying power of the internet while presenting his vision of political leadership in the 21st Century.

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