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By Jane Barrett VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Thousands of pilgrims from around the world crowded into Valencia to welcome Pope Benedict to a family fiesta on Saturday but the mood was torn between celebration and sadness after this week's train crash.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani met European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Thursday and said Tehran was serious about pursuing nuclear talks with the EU.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Group of Eight industrialized nations said on Thursday it wanted a "clear and substantive" reply from Iran next week to a major power offer over Tehran's nuclear programs. "We are disappointed in the absence of an official Iranian response to the positive proposal.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero says he will begin peace talks with Basque armed separatists ETA this month, despite opposition protests against negotiations.
By Steve Holland LAREDO, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Tuesday he was encouraged by Iran's initial response to a U.S.-backed incentives package to give up its nuclear weapons ambitions, but time would tell if the Iranians were serious.
By Jason Webb MADRID (Reuters) - Along with stone lifting and all-male cooking clubs, hearty traditions in Spain's Basque Country include violent rampages by "the puppies of ETA" -- young supporters of the separatist guerrilla group.
By Ben Harding MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge on Tuesday charged 29 people for their roles in the deadly 2004 Madrid train bombings, paving the way for one of Europe's biggest terrorism trials.
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By Joe Ortiz MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish judge is expected to charge about 30 people with involvement in the 2004 Madrid train bombings on Monday, completing a two-year investigation into attacks which left 191 people dead.
MADRID (Reuters) - Most Spaniards favor talks with the Basque separatist group ETA now that it has declared a permanent cease-fire -- but only to discuss disarmament, not self-determination, an opinion poll indicated on Sunday.
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.