VILNIUS - Valdas Adamkus has had a golden touch since becoming president of Lithuania in 1998. All political parties have seemed able to work with him, and the Lithuanian population has consistently revered him as their favorite politician. Although he's still fairly popular, things have become more difficult for Adamkus.The country's financial problems and the exhaustive 18 months' negotiations between the government and U.S. energy company Williams International over the country's oil sector seemed to put some politicians, including Adamkus, in a bind. Adamkus, who earlier seemed to back ...
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