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  • ETA claims it has given up all its weapons

    BASQUE separatist group ETA said yesterday it has handed over its arsenal of guns and explosives to civil society groups.

    “After giving up all its weaponry to Basque civil society representatives, it is now a disarmed organisation,” ETA claimed in an open letter.


    Saturday 8th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Spain: Basque’s Eta army ‘ready to disband’

    SPAIN’S Basque separatist army Eta is ready to disarm by April 8, a leading peace negotiator said yesterday.

    Txetx Etcheverry, a prominent figure in the French Basque community who tried to manage a disarmament effort in 2016, told Le Monde newspaper that a collective of civil...

    Saturday 18th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Spain: Trade unionists mark Battle of Jarama

    MORE than 100 British trade unionists and supporters of the International Brigade Memorial Trust (IBMT) marked the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Jarama in Madrid at the weekend.

    They toured the battlefield, where over 120 members of the British Battalion were killed in February...

    Monday 13th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • An interview with José Almudever Mateu, international brigader and Spanish Civil War veteran

    Among a handful of defenders of the Second Spanish Republic surviving today is 97-year-old veteran of the Spanish Republican Army and the International Brigades José Almudever Mateu. Denis Rogatyuk sat down with with him to talk about his experiences in the civil war and its aftermath

    Sunday 12th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Thousands march in Madrid against attacks on labour rights

    THOUSANDS of Spaniards marched against government cuts and attacks on workers’ rights in Madrid yesterday.

    The two biggest trade unions, UGT and CCOO, jointly organised the march, which called for “people and their rights first.”

    UGT leader Jose Maria Alvarez...

    Monday 19th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Barca bosses set to appeal against corruption ruling

    BARCELONA are to appeal against a ruling by a Spanish judge that star forward Neymar and club bosses should be tried for corruption.

    Judge Jose de la Mata of Spain’s High Court said on Monday that Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell should stand...

    Wednesday 9th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Spain: Rajoy gets government go-ahead after 10-month wait

    ACTING Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s bid to form a new minority government was approved by the Cortes parliament at the weekend, putting an end to Spain’s 10-month political deadlock.

    The right-wing People’s Party (PP) leader won a second term with a 170-111 vote and...

    Monday 31st Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Spain: Socialists to let right-wing PP back into government

    SPAIN’S Socialist Party (PSOE) voted yesterday to support the conservative People’s Party’s (PP) return to government — after rightwingers deposed leader Pedro Sanchez.

    The PSOE federal committee voted 139 to 96 for MPs to abstain in the next vote on forming a...

    Monday 24th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Pique will retire in 2018 due to fans

    Spain defender Gerard Pique revealed on Sunday night that he will quit international football following the 2018 World Cup after admitting the criticism he received over modifying his national team shirt was the final straw.

    The Barcelona defender came under fire on social media for...

    Tuesday 11th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • PSOE leader loses confidence vote

    by Our Foreign Desk

    SPANISH Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez stepped down at the weekend after losing a vote of confidence by his party’s federal committee.

    After more than 10 hours of debate, Mr Sanchez was defeated 132-107 in the 295-member committee,...

    Monday 3rd Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World