- Newsmaker: Israel-s Sharon Looks Right for Foreign Minister
Since the Labor Party resigned from his cabinet, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has been looking for new allies. Today, he reportedly offered the job of foreign minister to his own principal rival in the Likud Party, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Peter Hirschberg, columnist for the liberal daily Ha-aretz, updates the meeting between the two men and assesses Sharon-s political maneuvering to maintain power in a time of crisis.
- Reporter's Notebook: New York, San Francisco Bid to Host 2012 Summer Olympics
Paris, Rome, Moscow and Rio are likely candidates to host the Olympic Games in the year 2012. New York and San Francisco have been campaigning hard to become America-s choice. Tomorrow, at its headquarters in Colorado Springs, the US Olympic Committee will decide. Vickie Michaelis, who covers the Olympics for USA Today, reports that both media-savvy cities are working to generate civic interest and tax dollars.
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