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Vincent West

When the winemaker wore a wet suit - Spain's $100 subsea tipple

20 Jun 2019

BAY OF PLENTZIA, Spain For many discerning drinkers, the walk down stone steps into a cool, dark cellar is an essential part of visiting a winery, but with one Spanish winemaker such an inspection is more likely to involve an oxygen tank and flippers. | Video

Thousands of volunteers remove plastic from northern Spanish coast

08 Jun 2019

BERMEO, Spain Thousands of volunteers plucked plastic and other waste products from the rocks and beaches along Spain's Basque coast on Saturday, while divers took to the sea to clear garbage from the water as part of World Oceans Day.

Saudi ship leaves Spain with ceremonial, exhibition materials - source

13 May 2019

SANTANDER/MADRID A Saudi ship that was blocked from loading a weapons cargo in France left the Spanish port of Santander on Monday carrying material destined for Saudi Arabia that could be used in military ceremonies, but not wars, a Spanish government source said.

Mediators call for dialogue as ETA disbands but Spain stands firm

04 May 2018

CAMBO-LES-BAINS, France Mediators called on Friday for talks to address remaining issues linked to the dissolution of separatist group ETA, including the status of prisoners, but Spain said it would not relent on jail conditions for convicted former militants.

End of ETA met with both relief and resentment in Basque Country

02 May 2018

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain Thirty-three years after Basque separatists ETA killed police chief Carlos Diaz Arcocha with a car bomb, his daughter says the group, whose dissolution was made public on Wednesday, achieved nothing and sowed only fear and sadness.

End of ETA met with both relief and resentment in Basque Country

02 May 2018

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain Thirty-three years after Basque separatists ETA killed police chief Carlos Diaz Arcocha with a car bomb, his daughter says the group, whose dissolution was made public on Wednesday, achieved nothing and sowed only fear and sadness.

Guernica survivors meet bombers' descendants 80 years on

26 Apr 2017

GUERNICA, Spain Elderly survivors of a savage air raid that destroyed the Spanish town of Guernica in 1937 met relatives of the attacking German soldiers on Wednesday in a gesture of peace and reconciliation.

Basque leaders hope ETA disarmament plan will bring end to long conflict

05 Apr 2017

Basque political parties said on Wednesday they hoped a pledge by militant separatist group ETA to disarm this weekend would draw a line under a decades-long campaign that killed more than 800 people across Spain.

Spanish regional elections fail to break political deadlock

25 Sep 2016

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA/BILBAO, Spain Spain's regional elections reinforced the centre-right People's Party (PP) on Sunday while dealing a blow to the opposition Socialists but failed to signal a clear path to avoid a third nationwide vote in December.

Basque militant separatist released from Spanish jail

01 Mar 2016

LOGRONO, Spain The former leader of the banned Basque separatist party Batasuna, political wing of armed militants ETA, left prison on Tuesday after serving a six-and-a-half year sentence for trying to re-start the illegal party after it had been shut down.

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