FROM Giles Tremlett
Will Spain Sink the Euro? Just back from Botswana, King Carlos of Spain has apologized for his African hunting trip at a time when Spain has become the latest European economy to be in " full crisis mode ." Spain is the latest Eurozone country facing austerity. What have Greece, Italy and Ireland showed about the human cost of such measures?
Is Spain on the Brink? Just back from Botswana, King Carlos of Spain has apologized for his African hunting trip at a time when Spain has become the latest European economy to be in " full crisis mode ." Spain is now called the greatest threat to Europe's economy, and other countries are demanding more stringent austerity measures. In Greece, Ireland and Italy, such programs — and personal financial crises -- appear to have increased suicide rates.
Suspects in Madrid Subway Bombing Sentenced Three years ago, four terrorist bombs killed 191 people on the Madrid subway. Today, after four and a half months of testimony from 300 witnesses, three lead defendants and 18 lesser ones were convicted. But seven were acquitted, including all three of those accused of organizing the attacks. Giles Tremlett, a former reporter for the Guardian , is author of Ghosts of Spain .
Spain and Africa to Be Linked by Tunnel Geologists believe that Europe and Africa were separated by the Strait of Gibraltar about 5 million years ago. Now Spain and Morocco are making plans for an underwater rail connection, like the " chunnel " under the English Channel that connects Britain and France. What about terrorism and illegal immigration? Giles Tremlett, author of Ghosts of Spain and reporter for Britain's Guardian newspaper, has more on the engineering project of historic ambition.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.