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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?