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  1. Spain should grasp chance to end terror

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... option. The armed Basque separatist movement in Spain is one that appears to have been persuaded. It has just announced a ceasefire from today so that it can take up a government offer of talks ... people, the Spanish government was quick to blame ETA. The group has killed more than 800 people and terrorised Spain for more than 40 years. Responsibility was later switched to Islamic radicals ...

  2. Referendum takes Catalonia a step away from Spain

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... break-up of Spain. They seized on the 49 per cent turnout figure to point out that more than half of the region's 5.2 million voters had therefore not voted for more autonomy. But Spain ... for Mr Zapatero as he seeks to rally support for peace talks with separatists demanding self-rule for the Basque region of Spain. Before casting his vote, the Catalan regional government's ...

  3. The Battle for Spain- The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb The Battle for Spain- The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 by Antony Beevor Penguin, HK$162 Access to German archives, especially those of the former Soviet Union, has led historian Antony Beevor to rewrite The Battle for Spain, which was first published in 1982. He recasts the Republican leadership as not so much noble democrats fighting Franco's fascist Nationalists ...

  4. It's crunch time in Spain

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford It's a crunch week in Spain's Primera Liga, with two full programmes likely to play a key role in deciding the final outcome at both ends of the table. Barcelona are home bankers, with Valencia not far behind, in this weekend's games against bottom-three sides Cadiz and Alaves respectively. A good home shot at better odds is Atletico Madrid. Since Pepe ...

  5. San Sebastian, Spain

    Posted Jan 15th 2006, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... Christina Pfeiffer This stylish riviera town in northern Spain is packed with trendy, chic and elegant designer shops catering to a posh clientele. Give your credit card a good workout ... Dominguez (right; Urbieta 7, tel: 34 94 342 4349; www. adolfodominguez.com), which stocks men's and women's clothing by Spain's best-known fashion designers. The range includes ...

  6. Barcelona

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Cynthia Rosenfeld

    ... Cynthia Rosenfeld Since hosting the 1992 Olympic Games, Barcelona has steadily transformed itself into Spain's hippest city, home to some of Europe's hottest hotels, chicest ... leather from Loewe (Passeig de Gracia 35, tel: 34 93 216 0400). Considered Spain's most exclusive brand, it opened here, in the art-nouveau Casa Lleo-Morera, in 1943, although Loewe has been ...

  7. Gran Hotel La Florida

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson Where is it? Overlooking one of the world's great vistas. Including the gothic towers of Antonio Gaudi's Sagrada Familia- unfinished after more than a century- and the brilliant white Olympic beacon marking the site of the 199 ...

  8. ETA- End to Terrorist Activity?

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... established by separatists who wanted an independent and socialist nation in the mountainous Basque country, which straddles the northern Spain and southwestern France. Have there been many ... that killed 191 people nevertheless spelled the end for ETA, as public sympathy for their violent struggle slumped- even among the Basques. More than 2 million people took to the streets in Spain ...

  9. e-pal

    Posted Mar 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Name: Laura Rodas Ortiz Age: 19 Country/ City: Spain, Granada School name: University of Translation and Interpretation of Granada Star sign: Aquarius I was born in the Spanish city ... soup, omelette, sausages or fruit. The meal is at 10pm- which is typical for Spain- so I try not to eat too much. I love Spain's weather. It's colder in the north, but can get hot ...

  10. Real mull swap

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse Real Madrid have agreed in principle to a swap deal with Inter, with Ronaldo going back to his former Italian club and fellow striker Adriano going in the other direction, according to Cadena Ser radio. Also according to Radio Marca, ...




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