Colin Powell linked to World Bank top job

A report in the New York Times this week said the buzz in the capital was that Colin Powell could be the next president of the World Bank.

The whispers only grew louder the other night, the report said, after Mr. Powell dined with James D. Wolfensohn, the current bank head, at his home in the Kalorama section of Washington.

Over Arctic char, Mr. Powell joined Mr. Wolfensohn and a handful of other guests, including Alan Greenspan, the Federal Reserve chairman, to toast Horst Kohler, the former