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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…

Spanish Socialists hammered in election after a week of protests

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s ability to meet deficit reduction targets was thrown into doubt on Monday after voters angry over austerity and the EU’S highest jobless rate gave the ruling Socialists a fierce drubbing in local elections. A week of protests by youth fed up with the stagnant economy and…

Wikileaks reveals extent of State Department’s involvemnt in arms sales, oil deals

By Ben Berkowitz NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Lockheed Martin wanted to sell C-130 military transport planes to the government of Chad in early 2007, the U.S. embassy in N’Djamena was ready to lend a hand. Nevermind that, by the embassy’s own reckoning, the Chadian government probably could not afford…

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