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Suspect in plot against Spanish leader arrestedupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 11:05:00

French police have arrested a member of the Basque separatist movement ETA in southwestern France, the Spanish government said Wednesday.

Spanish ETA terror suspects arrested in Londonupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 09:07:00

Two members of the Basque separatist movement ETA, including one who has been convicted of more than 20 murders, were arrested Friday in London over alleged terror offenses, the Spanish Interior Ministry said.

Hope, skepticism after ETA announcementupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 09:07:00

Reaction is mixed after the Basque terrorist group ETA pledges to end violence. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

France arrests armed ETA suspectsupdated: Mon May 28 2012 03:51:00

Anti-terror police arrested a pair of men suspected of being armed Basque separatists in southern France on Sunday, Spain's Interior Ministry said.

Former leader of Basque terrorist group sentenced to prisonupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 09:00:00

A former chief of the Basque terrorist group ETA has been sentenced to 105 years in prison for ordering the assassination of a politician, according to a copy of the court ruling, made public Monday.

Spain minister warns ETA's end to violence is not end of storyupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 13:15:00

Spanish Interior Minister Antonio Camacho warned Friday that although the Basque separatist group ETA has declared an end to violence, the most difficult task still lies ahead -- ensuring no Spaniards suffer the threat of terror attacks in the future.

What's behind ETA announcement?updated: Fri Oct 21 2011 13:15:00

CNN's Al Goodman reports on what's behind ETA's decision to end its campaign of violence in Spain.

Gerry Adams: Basque peace move an essential step updated: Fri Oct 21 2011 12:27:00

The decisive and positive terms of ETA's response to Monday's "Declaration" in Donostia-San Sebastian by the International Conference group is to be welcomed, as is the response of the Spanish government and others.

Basque group ETA announces end to campaign of violenceupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 05:25:00

The Basque separatist group ETA announced Thursday a "definitive cessation of its armed activity" in a statement published on the website of Gara, a newspaper that the group has used to convey messages in the past.

ETA pressed to end violence for goodupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 12:11:00

A group of international leaders, including Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, called Monday for the Basque terrorist group ETA to abandon violence permanently.

UK arrests man in assassination attempt on Spanish kingupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 10:58:00

British police arrested a man wanted for an attempt to assassinate the king of Spain more than a decade ago, they announced Thursday.

Spanish police claim record haul of ETA explosives, componentsupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 06:12:00

Spanish police seized a total of 1,600 kilos of bomb-making materials this week from suspected ETA hideouts -- the largest haul ever against the Basque separatist group in Spain.

Police arrest 2 suspected Basque separatist leaders in Franceupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 13:24:00

French police arrested four suspected members of the outlawed Basque separatist group ETA late Thursday, including the armed group's alleged military chief and also the suspected logistics chief, the Spanish Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Suspected Basque separatists arrested, explosives confiscatedupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 07:57:00

Police arrested four suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA early Tuesday, seizing 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosives, Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said.

New Basque party tries to run in Spainupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 10:11:00

A new pro-independence Basque political party that says it rejects the violence of the armed Basque separatist group ETA on Wednesday presented its bylaws to the Spanish government, hoping it will be able to field candidates in local elections next May.

ETA-linked party rejects violence, seeks spots in Spain electionsupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 09:20:00

Leaders of the outlawed Batasuna party on Monday publicly rejected the violence of the armed Basque separatist group ETA and said they intend to run candidates in the May 22 municipal elections in Spain.

Spain arrests 10 for suspected links to ETAupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 06:36:00

Spanish police arrested 10 people early Tuesday for suspected links to the outlawed Basque separatist group ETA, just a week after the group's latest cease-fire announcement, an interior ministry statement said.

Police arrest suspected top computer programmer for ETAupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 14:46:00

Police arrested a suspected top computer programmer for the Basque separatist group ETA in France Tuesday, the Spanish Interior Ministry said.

ETA pledges 'permanent' cease-fireupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 14:46:00

Basque separatists declare an end to violence, but the Spanish government isn't buying it. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

ETA announces permanent cease-fire in Spainupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 08:50:00

The Basque separatist group ETA said Monday it was declaring a permanent cease-fire.

Spanish police arrest 13 suspected in ETA group revivalupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 09:47:00

Police early Friday arrested 13 people suspected of trying to rebuild a youth wing of the outlawed Basque separatist group ETA, which was dismantled a year ago with dozens of arrests, the Interior Ministry said.

Chavez denies that Venezuela helped train Basque separatistsupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 11:27:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denied an allegation that his government helped train Basque separatists trying to create an independent state.

Spanish police arrest 7 for suspected ETA linksupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 04:44:00

Spanish police arrested seven people early Tuesday in northern Spain for suspected links to the outlawed Basque separatist group ETA, an Interior Ministry spokeswoman told CNN.

Basque separatist group wants international mediatorsupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 03:38:00

The armed Basque separatist group ETA on Sunday offered to meet with international mediators to discuss ways to end decades of violence, according to a statement issued two weeks after the group declared a unilateral cease-fire.

Spain arrests 9 with suspected links to ETAupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 05:17:00

Spanish police early Tuesday arrested nine people for suspected links to the Basque separatist group ETA, the first such detentions since ETA declared a unilateral cease-fire earlier this month, an Interior Ministry spokesman told CNN.

Sinn Fein leader on ETA cease-fireupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 05:17:00

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams explains why ETA's cease-fire signifies a political change.

ETA cease-fire called 'inadequate'updated: Mon Sep 06 2010 15:06:00

The Basque separatist group ETA declares a cease-fire, but Spain is skeptical. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Spain's government says separatists' cease-fire statement insufficientupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 15:06:00

The Basque separatist group ETA's cease-fire statement is insufficient, Spain's interior minister said Monday.

ETA declares cease-fireupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 12:18:00

The basque separatist group ETA, blamed for hundreds of deaths in Spain and France, is declaring a new cease-fire.

Basque separatist group announces cease-fireupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 12:18:00

The Basque separatist group ETA released a cease-fire statement Sunday to various media, including the Basque newspaper Gara, where it typically releases information.

3 ETA members sentenced to more than 1,000 yearsupdated: Fri May 21 2010 15:04:00

Spain's highest court has sentenced three members of the Basque separatist group ETA to more than 1,000 years in prison for a terrorist attack against one of the nation's busiest airports in 2006, officials said Friday.

French police officer killed in 'ETA shootout'updated: Wed Mar 17 2010 08:27:00

A French police officer has died in a shootout with suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA near Paris, the Spanish Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

Spain: Basque ETA chief arrestedupdated: Sun Feb 28 2010 15:30:00

Police arrested the suspected top leader of the Basque separatist group ETA early Sunday along with two other senior suspects from the outlawed armed group, Spain's Interior Ministry said.

Spanish police nab fugitive ETA suspectupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 11:04:00

Police arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA Tuesday on a train in northern Spain, saying he was carrying a revolver and five forged identity documents.

Police seize explosives in central Portugalupdated: Sat Feb 06 2010 21:35:00

Police in Portugal this week seized more than 3,000 pounds of explosives from a house used by the Basque separatist group ETA, the Spanish Interior Ministry said Saturday.

Judge: ETA tried to kill Spanish PM but missile failedupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 11:32:00

The Basque separatist group ETA plotted to kill Spain's prime minister three times in 2001 but a shoulder-fired missile that apparently was to be aimed at his aircraft repeatedly malfunctioned, a Spanish judge concluded Tuesday.

'Most-wanted' ETA suspects arrestedupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 09:32:00

Police arrested four of the "most-wanted" suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA overnight in France and Portugal, including one who stole a police car to try to escape, Spain's Interior Ministry said Sunday in a statement.

Spain raises terror alert and warns of possible ETA attackupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 09:56:00

The Basque separatist group ETA could be a planning a major attack or a high-profile kidnapping, Spain's Interior Minister warned publicly this week, and the government raised its nationwide terrorism alert to "level two."

Dozens arrested over 'Basque separatist ties'updated: Tue Nov 24 2009 08:51:00

Police early Tuesday arrested 34 people suspected of belonging to the leadership of a youth wing of the outlawed Basque separatist group ETA, Spain's Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Spain arrests two ETA suspectsupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 13:13:00

Police in France Monday arrested the suspected chief of the political apparatus of the Basque separatist group ETA, along with another suspect, Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said.

Spain nabs 10 people linked to Basque separatistsupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 02:21:00

Spanish police arrested a well-known Basque politician linked to the armed Basque separatist group ETA on Tuesday, along with nine suspected collaborators, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

ETA: A history of violenceupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 02:21:00

CNN's Al Goodman looks at ETA's decades-long struggle for Basque independence.

'Most-wanted' ETA suspects seized at ski resortupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 13:26:00

Spanish police shortened their list of most-wanted fugitives Wednesday with the capture of two suspected members of the Basque-region separatist group ETA, officials told CNN.

Spain: Tourists safe from ETA attacksupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 12:11:00

Britons, Germans and other tourists on the Spanish island of Mallorca "can feel safe because they aren't targets of the ETA terrorist band," which recently bombed the popular resort, Spain's interior minister said Tuesday.

Mallorca bombing aftermathupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 10:01:00

An explosion near a police station killed two officers on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.

Bombing wave marks ETA campaign's 50th yearupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 10:01:00

The separatist group behind a series of bombings on a Spanish vacation island marks the 50 year anniversary of its struggle this year, a milestone that sees it no closer to achieving its goal.

Bombs hit commercial areas of Spanish island; no one hurtupdated: Sun Aug 09 2009 17:15:00

Three bombs exploded on the Spanish tourist island of Mallorca on Sunday, but no one was hurt, according to Spanish news outlets.

ETA suspect seized over 1980s killingsupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 10:41:00

Spanish police Thursday arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group who is wanted for six killings in the 1980s, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Two guards die in latest Spain bombingupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 18:55:00

Two Civil Guard agents were killed Thursday in an explosion outside a barracks on a Spanish island popular with tourists, Palma de Mallorca city hall officials said.

Car bomb in Spain injures 40updated: Wed Jul 29 2009 10:05:00

A car bomb exploded early Wednesday outside the Civil Guard barracks in the northern Spanish city of Burgos, injuring at least 40 people and causing substantial damage, an Interior Ministry official said.

Policeman killed in car bomb blast in Spain's Basque regionupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 08:24:00

A car bomb exploded Friday morning in Spain's northern Basque region, killing a police officer inside the vehicle, officials said.

Socialist elected as new president of Basque regionupdated: Tue May 05 2009 17:06:00

A Socialist was elected for the first time as Basque regional president on Tuesday, ending decades of pro-independence Basque nationalist rule in northern Spain.

Suspected Basque separatist leader arrested in Franceupdated: Sun Apr 19 2009 08:44:00

The suspected leader of the Basque separatist group, ETA, and two alleged accomplices were arrested over the weekend in France.

Nationalists may lose power in Spain's Basque electionupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 03:20:00

The incumbent Basque nationalists won the most seats in Basque regional parliamentary elections on Sunday, but they could lose a 29-year hold on power because three non-nationalist parties won a combined majority for the first time, according to official election results.

Basque separatists not running in regional electionsupdated: Sat Feb 28 2009 10:18:00

The Basque separatist group ETA is not running in the Basque regional parliamentary elections Sunday, but the future of the troubled region in northern Spain and the weakened-yet-still-dangerous ETA are utmost on many voters' minds.

Bomb explodes in Madrid after ETA warningupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 07:31:00

A bomb inside a van exploded in northeastern Madrid Monday, after a warning call by the Basque separatist group ETA. The blast caused damage but there were no immediate reports of injury.

Spain: Bomb blast in Bilbao after ETA warningupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 08:04:00

A powerful car bomb exploded outside a regional television station in Spain's Basque region Wednesday after police got a warning call from the separatist group ETA, authorities said.

Bomb explodes in Spainupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 08:04:00

A bomb exploded outside a television station in Spain's Basque region after police got a warning call, authorities said.

Spain's PM: Basque terror group 'isolated'updated: Fri Dec 19 2008 10:06:00

The Basque separatist group ETA is more "isolated" than ever, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said late Thursday, ruling out fresh talks with them.

Basque terror suspects captured in police raidupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 08:59:00

Spanish police arrested four suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA on Tuesday, just a week after group's alleged new military chief and five other ETA suspects were detained, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Suspected new ETA chief capturedupdated: Mon Dec 08 2008 14:36:00

French police arrested the suspected new military chief of the Basque separatist group ETA on Monday, just three weeks after his alleged predecessor was captured, CNN partner station CNN+ reported.

Spanish police arrest ETA suspects amid attack claimsupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 07:59:00

Spanish police arrested four suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA early Tuesday, accusing them of forming a terrorist cell that was ready to attack, the Spanish Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Car bomb in northern Spain kills soldierupdated: Mon Sep 22 2008 07:29:00

A car bomb exploded early Monday in northern Spain, killing an army soldier and wounding 10 others in an attack authorities blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA.

Nine ETA bombing suspects arrestedupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 08:06:00

Spanish Civil Guards Tuesday arrested nine suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA, who are thought to be behind the May bombing that killed a Civil Guard, Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said.

Basque ETA leader arrested in France updated: Wed May 21 2008 06:18:00

The suspected leader of the Basque separatist group ETA was arrested late Tuesday in southern France in an operation that has also netted five other suspects, Spain's Interior Minister said Wednesday

Spain: Car bomb kills one, injures fourupdated: Wed May 14 2008 04:18:00

A car bomb explosion at a civil guard barracks in northern Spain killed a guard member and wounded four others Wednesday, a Basque regional police spokeswoman told CNN.

Car bomb explosion in Spainupdated: Wed May 14 2008 04:18:00

A car bomb exploded at this barracks in Legutiano, Spain killing one and wounding several others Wednesday.

ETA blamed for trio of bomb blastsupdated: Thu May 01 2008 04:35:00

Three bombs blamed by police on Basque separatist group ETA exploded early Thursday in northern Spain's Basque region, causing damage but no reports of casualties.

Bomb explodes in Madrid, Spainupdated: Sun Apr 20 2008 12:04:00

A bomb exploded outside the ruling Socialist Party offices early Sunday after ETA separatists phoned in a warning.

Police: ETA behind Spanish car bomb blast updated: Fri Mar 21 2008 17:34:00

Authorities have blamed the Basque separatist group ETA for a car bomb that exploded Friday outside a police station in northern Spain, CNN sister network CNN+ has reported.

Time.com: A Polarized Win for Spain's Socialistsupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 00:00:00

The country's prime minister wins reelection with promises of unity, but the opposition's strong stance against his progressive agenda suggests otherwise

Politician killed in Spainupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 18:47:00

The Basque separatist group ETA is blamed for killing a politician just before elections. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Time.com: Killing Chills Spain's Electionupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 12:00:00

The murder in Basque country is a tragic parallel to the eve of the 2004 elections, when terror also struck the country. But how will it affect the vote?

47 convicted in ETA crackdownupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 07:33:00

A Spanish court on Wednesday convicted 47 people who either belonged to or collaborated with the Basque separatist group ETA through a series of shadowy organizations, CNN partner station CNN+ reported.

'ETA shooting' kills second copupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 12:53:00

A second member of the Spanish Civil Guard who had been in a coma since being shot in the head Saturday -- allegedly by members of the Basque separatist group ETA -- died Wednesday, a Spanish Interior Ministry spokeswoman has told CNN

Time.com: Madrid Verdicts: Was Justice Done? updated: Wed Oct 31 2007 15:50:00

Spain's National Court convicted most of the 28 suspects from the 2004 bombings, while others went unpunished

Arrests put ETA on defensiveupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 14:28:00

Police arrest 23 alleged political supporters of armed Basque separatist group ETA. CNN's Al Goodman reports.

Bomb in Spanish city wounds guardupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 14:28:00

A bomb wounded a local politician's bodyguard in the northern city of Bilbao on Tuesday, in an attack a senior Interior Ministry official blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA.

Spain arrests Basque leadersupdated: Fri Oct 05 2007 19:53:00

Spanish police have arrested 23 leaders of an outlawed Basque pro-independence party on suspicion of aiding the armed separatist group ETA, a judicial source told CNN.

Time.com: Spain Separatists End Cease-Fireupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 17:50:00

The Basque separatist group ETA called off its cease-fire on Tuesday, saying the government was not committed to ending the nearly 40-year conflict

Basque group calls off cease-fireupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 05:14:00

Basque separatist group ETA called off a unilateral cease-fire it declared more than a year ago, a statement published in a Basque newspaper said on Tuesday.

Spain arrests Basque ETA suspects updated: Wed Mar 28 2007 14:21:00

Police have arrested eight suspected members or collaborators of the Basque separatist group ETA in northern Spain, a Spanish Interior Ministry spokesman says.

ETA: Bomb ours, cease-fire standsupdated: Tue Jan 09 2007 06:26:00

The Basque separatist group ETA claimed responsibility Tuesday for the Madrid airport bombing on Dec. 30 that killed two people, but ETA also insisted, in a statement to a Basque newspaper, that its 9-month-old cease-fire remained intact.

Remains found at Madrid bomb siteupdated: Wed Jan 03 2007 13:39:00

Rescue workers Wednesday found the remains of a man in the rubble of last weekend's Madrid airport blast, making him the first fatality in more than three years in an attack by the Basque separatist group ETA, the Interior Ministry told CNN.

ETA: Long campaign of violenceupdated: Wed Mar 22 2006 07:04:00

The Basque separatist group ETA has been fighting for an independent Basque state in northern Spain since 1968.

ETA declares permanent cease-fireupdated: Wed Mar 22 2006 06:42:00

The Basque separatist group ETA has declared a "permanent cease-fire" starting Friday, raising hopes for an end to 37 years of violence in which the group has been blamed for more than 800 deaths.

Spanish club bombed, no injuries updated: Wed Dec 21 2005 16:44:00

A bomb exploded Wednesday night in a nightclub in the province of Navarra in northern Spain, an attack authorities were linking to the Basque separatist group ETA, a central government spokesman told CNN.

Spain: ETA statement 'falls short'updated: Thu Nov 24 2005 15:59:00

The Spanish government has dismissed a new statement from the Basque separatist group ETA, saying it does not meet expectations, a senior aide to Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told CNN late Thursday.

Bombs explode on Spanish highways updated: Fri Jul 29 2005 12:51:00

Two small bombs exploded on major Spanish highways west and south of Madrid Friday afternoon after a warning call was made in the name of the Basque separatist group ETA.

Explosions at Spanish power plantupdated: Tue Jul 12 2005 09:02:00

Four explosions struck a new, soon-to-be-operational electrical power plant in northern Spain on Tuesday, shortly after warning calls were made in the name of the Basque separatist group ETA, a Basque regional police spokesman told CNN.

ETA 'halts attacks' on elected officialsupdated: Sat Jun 18 2005 17:52:00

The Basque separatist group ETA says it will no longer attack Spanish elected political officials, the Basque newspaper Gara has reported.

Madrid rocked by car bombupdated: Wed May 25 2005 03:49:00

Explosives packed in a small truck detonated Wednesday morning in Madrid after a warning call in the name of the Basque separatist group ETA.

Explosion targets Spanish hotelupdated: Sun Jan 30 2005 10:16:00

A bomb has exploded at a hotel in Spain after the Basque separatist group ETA warned an organization in the region that the blast would happen, the spokesman for the interior ministry's office in Alicante province told CNN.

Two blasts follow ETA warningupdated: Sat Aug 21 2004 09:00:00

Two small bombs exploded Saturday in northwestern Spain slightly injuring four people after warning calls were made in the name of the Basque separatist group ETA, an interior ministry spokeswoman told CNN.

Two bombs explode in Spainupdated: Thu Aug 12 2004 14:58:00

Two small bombs exploded in succession in two northern Spanish cities Thursday, and the second blast slightly injured a 78-year-old man, government officials told CNN.

Video claims al Qaeda to blameupdated: Sat Mar 13 2004 05:00:00

A man appearing in a videotape claiming to be a military spokesman for Al Qaeda in Europe says al Qaeda was behind Thursday's bombings in Madrid that killed 200 people.

Goodman: Blasts come amid heightened securityupdated: Thu Mar 11 2004 10:38:00

Massive, well-coordinated attacks on Madrid's commuter train system Thursday morning killed and wounded hundreds of people at the height of the city's rush hour.

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