- Making News: Spain Mourns
Yesterday-s series of bombs in Madrid train stations, which killed 190 people and left more than 1400 wounded, was the worst terrorist attack in Europe since the downing of a Pan Am jetliner over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. Newsweek's Eric Pape looks at the huge outpouring of anti-terrorism in Spain, which will hold national elections on Sunday, and comparisons between yesterday's attacks and September 11.
- Reporter-s Notebook: New Italian Law Curtails Fertility Treatment
The Medically Assisted Reproduction Law drastically restricts fertility treatment in a country where not long ago, doctors helped a 63-year old woman become a mother. The new Italian law goes into effect this week, and it-s being called a triumph for traditional Catholics. Sophie Arie is in Rome, where she wrote about the law and the controversy around it for the Christian Science Monitor.
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
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