- Making News: Spanish Parliament Okays Gay Marriage
Gala celebrations and vehement protests have swept across Spain over the last day in response to the legalization of gay marriage by that country's Parliament. Spain is the third country, after The Netherlands and Belgium, to do so. Correspondent Lisa Abend, who is in Spain for the Christian Science Monitor, has response to the decision.
- Reporter's Notebook: Time Magazine Turns over Notes of Reporter Facing Jail
Freedom of the press in this country protects news organizations from having to reveal their confidential sources, but in the case of the outing of a CIA operative, Time magazine has made an unprecedented move. The magazine has decided to turn over its confidential sources and keep reporter Matt Cooper from going to jail. Richard Schmitt, who covers the Justice Department for the Los Angeles Times, updates the case.
Rendition and US-European Views on the War on Terror
Italian prosecutors are asking the US to extradite 13 CIA officials accused of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric in Milan in 2003 and transporting him back to Cairo, where he was allegedly tortured. Italian law enforcement had been closely monitoring Abu Omar, who was allegedly orchestrating a terrorist ring in Italy, when the CIA supposedly captured the radical and flew him to Egypt. Since 9-11, more than 100 other similar cases have taken place. The case, which has strained US-Italian relations, today took a twist as it was reported that Italian officials approved of the CIA mission. Does US application of "extraordinary rendition" in its war on terror counter the tenets of international law? Guest host Diana Nyad speaks with journalists in Italy, experts in international law, human rights and counter-terrorism, and the CIA agent who helped develop the agency's rendition program.