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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.
By Blanca Rodriguez MADRID (Reuters) - Armed Basque separatist group ETA could announce a ceasefire soon, and plans are ready to launch a peace process if the truce is declared, several Spanish newspapers reported 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 Joe Ortiz MADRID (Reuters) - Bolivian president-elect Evo Morales said on Wednesday that Spain had agreed to forgive most of its $120 million debt burden and support the South American country's aim to fight poverty.
By Adrian Croft MADRID (Reuters) - Spain should push to be a member of the Group of Eight (G8) club of leading economies now that its output has surpassed that of G8 member Canada, an influential Spanish thinktank said on Monday.
MADRID (Reuters) - A church-controlled radio station apologized on Friday for a stunt in which a radio comic posing as Spain's prime minister called Bolivia's future president, sparking a row involving Spain, Bolivia and the Vatican.
By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union parliamentarians accused leaders of the 25-country bloc on Thursday of failing to press the United States hard enough on media reports of secret CIA jails holding terrorism suspects in Europe.
By Adrian Croft BARCELONA (Reuters) - Leaders from the European Union and 10 Mediterranean nations battled to agree on a code of conduct against terrorism and a vision statement on Middle East peace in the final hours of a lacklustre summit on Monday.
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.
- Large; stout; burly.