Gerry Adams: They can make peace – but they should heed the Irish lesson

Peace processes are challenging. Especially for governments. But they are better than war

Basque separatists Eta declare a 'permanent' end to violence

But Spanish politicians say announcement is heavy on rhetoric and flimsy on details

Four Spanish police convicted of torturing bombers

Four of Spain's Civil Guard police officers were convicted today of torturing members of the Basque separatist group ETA after they were arrested for bombing Madrid's airport in 2006.

Artist's utopian dream dies amid Spain's economic crisis

A cultural jewel near San Sebastian, the museum of sculptor Eduardo Chillida, will be forced to close at the end of this year, victim of Spain's troubled economy.

Seven suspected Eta members arrested

Spanish police said today that they have arrested seven suspected members of the armed Basque group ETA, maintaining pressure on the organisation despite its recent ceasefire announcement.

Spanish police arrest nine Basque suspects

Police arrested nine people with suspected links to the Basque group Ekin yesterday, the Interior Ministry said, the first arrests since the weakened rebel group Eta called a halt to armed attacks.

Pablo Munoz: If Northern Ireland is a model, Basques need a Gerry Adams to call order

A lot of people are asking what Eta needs to make its ceasefire permanent and credible. The answer, I believe, is a Basque Gerry Adams, a leadership figure with enough authority and courage to stand up and say, it's time to turn the lights out, and turn the page.

Spain rejects peace talks with 'untrustworthy' Eta

The Spanish government yesterday rejected a new ceasefire announcement by the separatist group Eta and ruled out negotiations on an independent Basque homeland, saying the militant group had been decimated by arrests and is desperate to regroup and rearm.

Basque separatist group Eta calls off 50-year campaign of violence

But lack of clarity brings only muted response from Spanish political figures

Basque government dismisses ETA ceasefire

The armed Basque separatist group ETA today announced another ceasefire, suggesting it might turn to a political process in its quest for an independent homeland.

Thousands join first day of Pamplona bull-run

Thousands of daredevils dashed through the narrow streets of Pamplona today for a goring-free first bull run of this year's San Fermin fiesta that unofficially ushers in Spain's summer party season lasting through August.

Man held in Basque separatist probe

Police were today questioning a man arrested in Belfast city centre as part of a probe into Basque separatist activity.

Basques jailed for bombing airport

Three members of the Basque separatist group Eta were convicted yesterday of a 2006 bombing that destroyed a Madrid airport parking garage and killed two people in an attack that shattered a ceasefire.

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