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Thursday 26 March 2009
Spanish police say a small bomb exploded outside the home of a businessman in the Basque region but no one was injured.
Tuesday 03 March 2009
Thursday 01 January 2009
A car bomb exploded outside a regional television station in northern Spain yesterday following a warning call from the armed separatist group Eta. No one was injured.
Wednesday 31 December 2008
A Basque separatist car bomb wrecked a television station in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao today.
Wednesday 31 December 2008
Christmas is when the Southbank Centre rediscovers its raison d'être: this year, the foyer features a giant "melting igloo" in which films about Arctic explorers are screened, while the stage of the Festival Hall is festooned with instruments of a sort never seen there before: giant marimbas and xylophones of wood, plastic, glass; oil cans, rubbish bins and builders' chutes; bellows, thunder-machines, and every kind of drum. Three old-style Hoovers sit centre-stage.
Friday 21 November 2008
Atxaga's magisterial novel explores the life of David Imaz, a Basque immigrant, now dying on a ranch in California. Growing up a generation after the Spanish Civil War, he divides his time between his uncle's farm and the village, where he practises the accordion on the insistence of his authoritarian father.
Monday 17 November 2008
The suspected military leader of Basque separatist rebel group ETA has been arrested in south western France, the French interior ministry said today, the biggest blow to the organisation in months.
Friday 24 October 2008
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, European flagship for the US cultural foundation, is reported to have paid well over the odds for art to fill Frank Gehry's swooping titanium masterpiece.
Saturday 30 August 2008
Saturday 02 August 2008
Friday 04 July 2008
Lucy Wadham's fascination with southern Europe has lent her fiction an exotic edge. Her first two novels, set in Corsica and the Basque country, captured an over-heated world of small time crooks and Maquis-style terrorism. Greater Love relates the history of a pair of Portuguese siblings, and their accidental involvement with a group of Islamic fundamentalists.
Monday 02 June 2008
A bomb exploded in a Basque seaside resort in northern Spain early yesterday morning, slightly injuring three people, an official said.
Sunday 04 May 2008
Friday 18 April 2008
Spain's cultural world is reeling with shock and dismay after the announcement that Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum is suing its finance director for embezzling €500,000 (£400,000).
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