Website by Fiorina to prepare for 2010 California Senate race

As former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina prepares to enter the 2010 California Senate race on the GOP side, her quirky new Web site is being ridiculed by the online community — and not just by those on the political left.Republicans are also snickering about her bare-bones site, CarlyforCalifornia.com, which launched Monday and welcomes visitors with…

Obama may bid for the 2016 Olympics

The White House, after initially saying that President Obama was too busy with overhauling the health insurance system to commit to going to Copenhagen to push for Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid, now says that he “absolutely” might go. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters aboard Mr. Obama’s flight to Pittsburgh from New York on…

Japan-US relation is like a foundation

Japan’s incoming premier Yukio Hatoyama said Thursday relations with Washington would remain at the centre of the nation’s foreign policy after his first talks with US President Barack Obama.”We think the Japan-US relation is the foundation,” Hatoyama told reporters after their 12-minute phone call around midnight Tokyo time. “I told him that we want to…

Helicopter crash kills a powerful politician in India

A powerful Indian politician has been killed along with four others in a helicopter crash in southern India, the home minister has announced.The wreckage of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s helicopter was found on a hill a day after it disappeared.This followed a massive search operation involving 11 aircraft and over 2,000 security…

President Barack Obama’s policies are pro-Israel

Only four percent of Jewish Israelis believe US President Barack Obama’s policies are pro-Israel and 50 percent oppose a temporary freeze of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, a poll out on Friday showed.The survey showed 51 percent considered Obama’s administration more pro-Palestinian than pro-Israeli, as compared with 50 percent in June, the Jerusalem Post…

Gordon Brown pays tribute to British forces in Afghanistan

Gordon Brown has paid tribute to British forces in Afghanistan who have helped ensure elections have passed off without any major violence so far.Counting has begun in the second Afghan presidential election since 2001.There have been some attacks by the Taliban, who had vowed to disrupt the vote, but the UN said the vast majority…