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.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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?