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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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Moody’s Cuts Spanish Credit Rating

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Moody’s has cut Spain’s credit rating by two notches and says the outlook for the Spanish economy is negative. The credit rating agency downgraded Spain’s rating Tuesday to A1 from Aa2. It says no credible resolution to the country’s debt crisis has emerged and that it will take time for confidence to return. Moody’s says […]

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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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Russia “Concerned” Over Naval Missile Interceptor Deployment Off Spanish Coast

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says a U.S. plan to deploy naval missile interceptors off the Spanish coast is “unacceptable” and “cannot fail to cause concern.” The U.S. plans to deploy four Aegis cruisers as part of NATO’s anti-ballistic missile defense system. Its goal is to protect European NATO states and the United States from long-range missile attacks from […]

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Russia “Concerned” Over Naval Missile Interceptor Deployment Off Spanish Coast

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia’s says a U.S. plan to deploy naval missile interceptors off the Spanish coast is “unacceptable” and “cannot fail to cause concern.” The U.S. plans to deploy four Aegis cruisers as part of NATO’s anti-ballistic missile defense system. Its goal is to protect European NATO states and the United States from long-range missile attacks from […]

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Spanish Teachers, Students, Parents Protest Education Budget Cuts

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of public school teachers in Spain’s central Madrid region were back on strike Tuesday to protest education budget and staff cuts, as the regional government tries to improve its financial situation. The teachers were joined by students and parents as they massed in Madrid’s streets. An initial demonstration September 20 was followed by one-day […]

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Spanish Judge Frees 5 Terror Suspects

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Spanish judge has ordered the release of five Algerians arrested last week on suspicion of financing al-Qaida-linked terrorist activities in North Africa, saying there is no significant evidence to keep them in jail. The judge said authorities have not shown the suspects sent significant amounts of money to Algeria, or that the recipients had […]

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Basque Separatist Support Group Disbands

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Basque-language newspaper in Spain said Saturday a banned civic support group for the separatist group ETA has disbanded. The Gara newspaper, an ETA mouthpiece, said the group formed in November of 1999 to act as an organizer for ETA, stirring up street protests and spreading the militants’ message. Spain banned the organization in 2001, […]

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