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Clinton urges strong Europe action on debt crisis

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday called on European leaders to make a powerful response to economic crises rippling across Europe. During a visit to Madrid she also praised reforms by Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero to revive the economy and rein in debt aimed at…

Obama White House pressured Spain to drop Bush torture prosecution, leaked cable shows

The Obama administration went to the mat to defend its predecessors from a torture prosecution in Spain last year, a leaked State Department cable shows. The cable, released by WikiLeaks this week, shows that senior US diplomats teamed with Republican lawmakers — including a former Republican Party chairman — to…

Hack attack portrays Mr. Bean as president of Europe

Legendary physical comedy character Mr. Bean, portrayed by actor Rowan Atkinson, is not the president of Europe. But if you were looking at the Spanish Web site set up for their temporary presidency of the European Union, that fact may not have been so clear. That’s because a piece of…

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