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ETA launches internal debate after disarmament move

Madrid - The Basque separatist group ETA said on Sunday it would consult its members on "future decisions" following its unilateral disarmament, a Basque newspaper reported.

ETA disarmament move a 'public relations ploy,' says expert

Paris - The Basque group ETA on Saturday gave France a list of arms caches to finalise a promise to disarm, but what the French Interior minister described as a "major step" is nothing more than a "public relations ploy," an analyst said.

Spain demands that ETA apologise and disband

Madrid - Spain on Saturday demanded that Basque separatist group ETA apologise for decades of violence and then disband "definitively" after it provided France with a list of arms caches to finalise a promise to disarm.

Hate to peace, a victim of Basque armed group remembers

Donostia-san Sebasti - Inaki Garcia Arrizabalaga was 19 when a breakaway commando of the Basque separatist group ETA murdered his father, plunging him into a "spiral of hate" before he changed his outlook and started working for peace in his homeland.

Hate to peace, a victim of Basque armed group remembers

Donostia-san Sebasti - Inaki Garcia Arrizabalaga was 19 when a breakaway commando of the Basque separatist group ETA murdered his father, plunging him into a "spiral of hate" before he changed his outlook and started working for peace in his homeland.

Hate to peace, a victim of Basque armed group remembers

Donostia-san Sebasti - Inaki Garcia Arrizabalaga was 19 when a breakaway commando of the Basque separatist group ETA murdered his father, plunging him into a "spiral of hate" before he changed his outlook and started working for peace in his homeland.

Basque leader Otegi sees hope for independence as ETA disarms

Donostia-san Sebasti - A veteran leader of the pro-independence movement in the Basque Country who was once part of the armed separatist group ETA, Arnaldo Otegi cuts a controversial figure.

Basque separatist group ETA - key dates in history

Paris - The following are dates in the history of the Basque separatist group ETA, which said it would hand over all its remaining weapons on Saturday.The group has been blamed for the death of 829 people in a campaign of violence that totalled 43 years.

France finds tonnes of ETA weapons after disarmament vow

Bayonne - French authorities on Saturday uncovered tonnes of weapons and explosives at arms dumps identified by ETA, following the Basque separatist group's vow to disarm after its long and often bloody drive for independence.

Basque group ETA gives French police a list of 12 arms caches

Bayonne - The Basque separatist group ETA has given the French police a list of 12 arms caches in southwestern France under its unilateral initiative to disarm, informed sources told AFP on Saturday.

Healing the dark past in ETA-hit Renteria

Ond - Since ETA declared a ceasefire in 2011, Renteria has slowly been recovering from decades of upheaval marked by violent protests, murders and torture brought about by the conflict waged by the Basque separatist group.

ETA weapons 'handed to civil society' in France

Bayonne - The Basque separatist group ETA, which has promised to give up all its remaining arms by Saturday, has handed over the weapons to members of "civil society" in France, one of them told AFP.

Basque separatists ETA says to disarm

Bayonne - The Basque separatist group ETA says it will disarm on Saturday, bringing to an end decades of violence that have claimed hundreds of lives.

ETA disarmament must be unconditional: France

Paris - The Basque separatist group ETA's pledge to fully lay down its arms after decades of violence will not "be subject to any negotiations", French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said Saturday.

ETA pledges to fully disarm by April 8

Madrid - The Basque separatist group ETA, which has waged a decades-long campaign for independence, plans to fully lay down its weapons by April 8, the head of the regional Basque government, Inigo Urkullu, said Friday.

Spanish police uncover ETA 'explosives' stash

Madrid - Police have found a large stash of explosives in northern Spain which they suspect belong to the Basque separatist group ETA, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Spanish police uncover ETA 'explosives' stash

Madrid - Police have found a large stash of explosives in northern Spain which they suspect belong to the Basque separatist group ETA, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Spanish police uncover ETA 'explosives' stash

Madrid - Police have found a large stash of explosives in northern Spain which they suspect belong to the Basque separatist group ETA, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Thousands rally in Spain for ETA prisoner amnesty

Madrid - Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bilbao in northern Spain on Saturday, calling for amnesty for prisoners of the ETA Basque separatist group.

Rights groups slam Franco-Spanish ETA raid

Bayonne - Five people were arrested and arms seized in a police raid which France and Spain claimed dealt a "blow" to Spanish Basque separatists ETA, but which rights groups slammed Saturday as a "political" operation.

Ex-militant held in Spain wanted to commit suicide attack

Madrid - A former anti-ETA militant arrested this week in Spain for allegedly disseminating jihadist propaganda had said he wanted to self-immolate in a bus, a court document revealed Friday.

Former anti-ETA militant turned IS backer held in Spain

Madrid - A former member of Spain's GAL death squads which targeted ETA separatists in the 1980s was arrested Tuesday for allegedly disseminating propaganda for the Islamic State (IS) group, the interior ministry said.

Suspected ETA leader charged in Paris

Paris - Suspected senior ETA leader Mikel Irastorza was charged in Paris on Wednesday with criminal association with a terrorist organisation and placed in detention, court sources said.

ETA leader taken to Paris for questioning after arrest

Paris - Senior ETA leader Mikel Irastorza, who was arrested over the weekend in southwest France, was transferred to Paris on Monday for questioning, judicial sources said.

Basque separatist group leader nabbed in France

Bayonne - The most senior ETA leader still at large was arrested Saturday in southwest France, Spanish authorities said, dealing another major blow to the embattled Basque separatist group.

ETA 'not dead' but Spain focus moves onto jihadism

Madrid - Five years after ETA quit violence, the Basque separatist group has yet to dissolve but it poses little threat and authorities have shifted their focus to fight jihadists, says Spain's chief anti-terrorism prosecutor.

ETA calls for peace agreement similar to Colombia-FARC deal

Madrid - Basque separatist group ETA criticised Spain and France on Tuesday for failing to reach the kind of peace agreement with it that Colombia did with the leftist FARC rebel force.

ETA member jailed 92 years over plot to kill Spanish king

Madrid - A Spanish court on Friday sentenced a member of Basque separatist group ETA to 92 years in prison over a failed plot to kill Spain's king at the opening of Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum in 1997.

Thousands march in Spain's Basque region for return of ETA prisoners

Bilbao - Thousands of people marched in Bilbao in northern Spain on Sunday calling for the return of prisoners from the armed Basque separatist group ETA being held outside the region.

ETA calls for peace talks, return of prisoners

Madrid - Basque separatist group ETA called Sunday for peace talks with the Spanish and French governments and the return of ETA prisoners to the northern Basque region.
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