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Spain offered to host Africom: WikiLeaks

Spain offered to host Africom: WikiLeaks

MADRID: The Spanish government offered to host the US military command for Africa (Africom) in southern Spain, according to diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.
Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told newly arrived US Ambassador Alan Solomont in January that “Spain was open to an expanded US Government presence” at the US Naval Base in Rota, near the southern port of Cadiz, “for Africom objectives,” said one cable published the newspaper El Pais on Wednesday.

Spain may extend state of emergency after strike

MADRID: Spain will extend a state of emergency if needed to prevent further travel disruption, its prime minister said on Monday, after a wildcat strike by air traffic controllers grounded flights last week.
Controllers only returned to work after the Socialist government sent in the army to take over control towers and threatened controllers with jail.
“Depending on how the circumstances evolve, the government will take the appropriate decision on extending the measure,”

Pope calls on Spain, Europe to reinvigorate Christian roots

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA: Pope Benedict XVI called on Spain and the rest of Europe on Saturday to reinvigorate their Christian roots and warned against a preoccupation with material needs.
Moments after landing in Spain’s holiest city Santiago de Compostela, he recalled that Pope John Paul II had exhorted Europe from the same city to “give new impulse to its Christian roots”.
“I too wish to encourage Spain and Europe to build their present and to project their future on the