In August, Russian President Vladimir Putin flew to the Black Sea resort of Sochi, where his country is spending a record $48 billion on the 2014 Winter Olympics. A regular visitor, with an official residence in town, Putin watched mixed-martial-arts contests at Oblaka nightclub with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
More than a dozen Chinese developers gathered for breakfast at a Los Angeles hotel one Sunday earlier this month before taking off for meetings with property brokers, attorneys and potential business partners.
Tiger Woods is four strokes behind Charlie Wi entering the final round of golf’s Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, where he’s paired with Phil Mickelson as he seeks his first U.S. PGA Tour win since November of 2009.
Brandt Snedeker won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by two strokes, continuing his hot start to the U.S. PGA Tour season after runner-up finishes to Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods the previous two weeks.