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Spain’s Terrorist Group: Ready to Discuss Disbanding

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Spain’s armed Basque separatist group ETA says it is ready to discuss disbanding and disarming with the French and Spanish authorities. The group posted a statement on its website Saturday, saying that it is ready to negotiate a definitive end to military operations and a handover of its arms if certain conditions are met. Among […]

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France Arrests Spanish Basque Military Commander

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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French police have arrested a military commander of the Spanish Basque separatist group ETA, in the latest blow to a movement that has seen its key members detained in Europe in recent years. The Spanish government said an elite French police unit captured Izaskun Lesaka and her Spanish male companion, also an ETA member, in […]

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Basque Rally in Spain Calls Attention to ETA Prisoners

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of protesters marched in the streets of the northern Spanish city of Bilbao Saturday demanding the right for ETA prisoners to serve out the remainder of their sentences in their home region. Spain has dispersed the imprisoned former members of the armed Basque separatist group under its anti-terrorism law. Hundreds of ETA […]

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Spain Welcomes End to ETA Violence

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Spaniards are welcoming the news that the Basque separatist group ETA has declared an end to its bloody campaign for an independent homeland in Europe. The opposition Popular Party and its leader, Mariano Rajoy, urged ETA to hand over its weapons and disband as an organization. Rajoy is expected to become Spain’s next prime minister […]

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ETA Announces End to Armed Activity

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Basque separatist group ETA has declared an end to its 43-year bloody campaign for an indepedent homeland in Europe. Three ETA members wearing black berets and white hoods that covered their faces made the declaration in a video posted online Thursday. They called on the Spanish and French governments to open talks with the […]

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ETA Announces ‘Definitive Cease’ to Armed Activity

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The Basque separatist group ETA has declared an end to its armed struggle after more than four decades of violence in its quest for a homeland independent of Spain. In a statement posted in the Basque daily Gara Thursday, ETA also called on the Spanish and French governments to open talks with the aim of […]

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ETA Announces ‘Definitive Cease’ to Armed Activity

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The Basque separatist group ETA has declared an end to its armed struggle after more than four decades of violence in its quest for a homeland independent of Spain. In a statement posted in the Basque daily Gara Thursday, ETA also called on the Spanish and French governments to open talks with the aim of […]

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ETA Announces End to Armed Activity

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Basque separatist group ETA has declared an end to its armed struggle after more than four decades of violence in its quest for a homeland independent of Spain. In a statement posted in the Basque daily Gara Thursday, ETA also called on the Spanish and French governments to open talks with the aim of […]

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Peace Conference Urges Basque Group ETA to Renounce Violence

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan and other international negotiators have urged the Basque separatist group ETA to make a declaration renouncing violence in its four-decade-long struggle for independence. Delegates at Monday’s conference in the Basque city of San Sebastian recommended that ETA make a definitive public resolution to lay down arms and cease all […]

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