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2014-07-23 16:21:00

RED BAY, NL, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Residents of Red Bay, Labrador and the surrounding Labrador Straits region watched on today during a formal ceremony as three UNESCO plaques - one in English,

2012-04-13 12:01:21

Today, the potato is firmly established in our diet, but in actual fact it has only been with us for little more than two centuries, and at first it was not even appreciated as a foodstuff.

2011-12-27 08:44:39

The recent discovery of a pendant at the Irikaitz archaeological site in Zestoa (in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa) has given rise to intense debate: it may be as old as 25,000 years, which would make it the oldest found to date at open-air excavations throughout the whole of the Iberian Peninsula.

2011-01-13 14:45:52

The machine-tool sector innovates responding to the needs of customers and in an ad hoc manner, and not as a result of concrete R+D activities.

2010-08-23 13:26:16

Society gives sense to sport, i.e. sports are a reflection of the traits of a society.

2006-03-22 07:24:16

MADRID (Reuters) - Basque separatist group ETA on Wednesday declared a permanent ceasefire in its struggle for independence from Spain with effect from Friday, Basque newspaper Gara said on its Web site. Gara is the group's usual vehicle for statements.

2006-03-22 06:58:36

MADRID (Reuters) - Basque separatist group ETA plans to declare a permanent ceasefire from Friday, a report in the Basque newspaper Gara said on Wednesday. Gara is the group's usual vehicle for statements. The announcement was first made on Basque television.

2006-03-15 05:29:29

MADRID (Reuters) - A call warning that Basque separatist group ETA had planted three bombs in northern Spain was a hoax, the regional government said on Wednesday.

2006-03-09 07:05:06

By Blanca Rodriguez MADRID (Reuters) - Two bombs exploded near highways in northern Spain on Thursday after a warning that five devices had been planted by Basque separatists ETA, who have stepped up their violent campaign for independence in recent weeks.

2006-03-09 02:56:52

MADRID (Reuters) - A bomb exploded near a highway between the Spanish cities of Bilbao and Santander on Thursday, authorities said, after a telephone warning in the name of Basque guerrillas ETA of four bombs planted on roads. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Latest Basque Reference Libraries

Pottok Pony
2014-05-20 10:16:20

The Pottok is a breed of  pony that is native to the Pyrenees in France and in Spain. It is an ancient breed that has adapted to the harsh mountain environment it inhabits. The Pottok is considered to be an endangered breed as of 1995, from habitat destruction, mechanization and crossbreeding. It is considered to be an iconic breed of the local people and efforts are being implemented to protect the Pottok’s future. Currently there are only around 150 purebred mares north of the Pyrenees....

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Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]