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By Julia Hayley MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government should take a hard line with ETA, analysts said on Thursday, a day after the Basque guerrilla group announced a ceasefire that has been greeted with widespread political and media skepticism.
By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Western powers on Wednesday sought to persuade Sudan to agree to a weak African Union peacekeeping force being turned into a more robust U.N. mission to stop killing in the Darfur region, an EU official said.
MADRID (Reuters) - Peace in Spain's Basque country could take years to achieve, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Sunday in a newspaper interview.
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union may try to draw up a media code of conduct to avoid a repeat of the furor caused by the publication across Europe of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, an EU commissioner said on Thursday.
By Elizabeth Fullerton MADRID (Reuters) - Spain said on Thursday it had arrested a Moroccan man who police say helped three key suspects in the 2004 Madrid train bombings flee the country to go to Iraq where they may have joined insurgents.
By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his government would press ahead with the purchase of Spanish military aircraft and naval vessels even as he accused the U.S. government of pressuring Madrid to halt the transaction.
Hip bars, sleek high-speed trains and free-spending companies all testify to how far Spain has come since the dark days of dictator General Francisco Franco.
By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - France must draw the consequences of two weeks of riots and respond quickly to the problems raised by the rioters, President Jacques Chirac said on Thursday as a police chief warned of possible unrest in the heart of Paris.
By Emma Ross-Thomas and Axel Bugge SALAMANCA, Spain (Reuters) - Leaders from Spain, Portugal and Latin America, ignoring U.S. concern, backed a strong call on Saturday for an end to the U.S. embargo on Cuba and for the suspected bomber of a Cuban airliner to be tried.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global economic imbalances pose serious risks to the world's prosperity, and countries must share the work of addressing them, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Rodrigo Rato said on Saturday.
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