Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is the top witness before Britain’s inquiry into the Iraq war. With the future of his Labour Party on the line, Blair maintained in questioning Friday that Saddam Hussein was a threat in 2003 and that Iran's weapons program is a threat today.
A 1980s pop star, a TV presenter, a former Beirut hostage, and a right-wing newspaper columnist are among the high-profile personalities emerging as potential challengers for seats held by discredited MPs.
The global crisis has led to political upheaval in many countries, unseating three prime ministers in Europe alone.
On Tuesday, the US was the latest nation to follow Gordon Brown's blueprint for rescuing banks.