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2006-08-18 06:28:21

By Jason Webb MADRID (Reuters) - Basque separatist group ETA said on Friday peace talks with the Spanish government were in crisis and threatened to respond to what it called repression of pro-independence activists. "If the attacks continue against Euskal Herria (the Basque Country), ETA will respond," the group said, using language which will be interpreted here as a threat to end its five-month-old ceasefire and resume 38 years of armed struggle. The unspecified threat was...

2006-08-18 05:18:12

By Jason Webb MADRID (Reuters) - Basque separatist group ETA said on Friday peace talks with the Spanish government were in crisis and threatened to respond to what it called the repression of pro-independence activists. "If the attacks continue against Euskal Herria (the Basque Country), ETA will respond," the group said, using language which will be interpreted here as a threat to end its five-month-old ceasefire and resume 38 years of armed struggle. The unspecified threat was in...

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. "ETA has decided to declare a ceasefire which will come into effect on Friday and will be permanent," Gara said in a special edition posted on its Web site www.gara.net. A ceasefire would be the first step in a long-awaited peace...

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. A ceasefire would be the first step in a long-awaited peace process with ETA, which has killed 850 people since 1968 in its fight to carve an independent state out of northern Spain and south western France. ETA, which is...

2006-02-16 18:20:37

By Blanca Rodriguez MADRID (Reuters) - Armed Basque separatist group ETA set off its second bomb in three days on Thursday, undermining rising speculation in Spain that it is about to declare a ceasefire. A bomb exploded near a construction company in Spain's Basque Country late on Thursday, an hour after Gara newspaper received a warning call in the name of ETA, a Basque government spokeswoman said. The warning gave police time to evacuate the area in Trapaga, near the industrial...

2006-02-16 18:03:29

MADRID (Reuters) - A bomb exploded near a construction company in Spain's Basque Country on Thursday after a warning call in the name of armed Basque separatist group ETA, an official said. The warning, received by Gara newspaper an hour before the explosion, gave authorities time to evacuate the area in Trapaga, near Bilbao, a Basque government spokeswoman said. She said there were no reports of injuries, but she could give no immediate details on the extent of the damage. The...

2005-12-28 09:58:01

MADRID (Reuters) - Basque separatist group ETA has claimed responsibility for 21 bombings in Spain in the last two months, including attacks on businesses that refused to fund the group and a bomb near a disco, a Basque paper said on Wednesday. ETA, which has killed some 850 people since 1968 in its campaign for an independent state in northern Spain and southwest France, said in a statement to the newspaper Gara it had attacked five businesses "for refusing to contribute economic...

2005-10-25 13:12:56

Please read in 8th paragraph ... In a communique published by Gara on Tuesday, ETA referred to a proposed new statute granting greater powers to the northeastern region of Catalonia that has caused controversy . A corrected story follows: MADRID (Reuters) - Bombs exploded near magistrates courts in four Spanish towns on Tuesday and police said they suspected the armed Basque separatist group ETA was to blame. The explosions damaged buildings but no one was injured, officials said....

2005-10-25 13:49:26

MADRID (Reuters) - Bombs exploded near magistrates courts in four Spanish towns on Tuesday and police said they suspected the armed Basque separatist group ETA was to blame. The explosions damaged buildings but no one was injured, officials said. The bombs exploded as ETA released a statement saying it was willing to take steps toward a negotiated solution of the Basque conflict. But it said nothing about the government's condition that it lay down its arms before talks could begin....

2005-10-25 03:53:34

MADRID (Reuters) - Bombs exploded near magistrates courts in four Spanish towns early on Tuesday and police said they suspected the armed Basque separatist group ETA was to blame. The explosions damaged buildings but no one was injured, officials said. Basque police said a caller claiming to represent ETA warned the newspaper Gara shortly before one bomb exploded in a rubbish bin in the Basque town of Guernica. Journalists at the scene said the bomb twisted a railing outside a school...


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