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Spain: Keep pressuring ETA says minister

MADRID, July 31 (UPI) -- Spain's interior minister said the Basque separatist group "ETA is a terrorist organization that is alive and active" in an interview published Sunday.

Two bombs blasts blamed on ETA

MADRID, July 29 (UPI) -- Two road bombings attributed to Spain's Basque separatist group ETA halted traffic Friday along main highways, though no one was hurt.

Spain: Zapatero visits blaze site

MADRID, July 24 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said Sunday he would declare an area devastated by wildfires a disaster area.

Spain wants end to China arms embargoes

MADRID, July 22 (UPI) -- Spain's prime minister is calling for the European Union to lift its arms embargo against China during his visit to Beijing.

Spain lays out new firefighting plans

MADRID, July 21 (UPI) -- Spain is laying out a new strategy for fighting forest fires following a blaze this week in a nature reserve that killed 11 firefighters.

Spain promoting harsh penalties for fires

MADRID, July 20 (UPI) -- Spain's prime minister said there would be harsh penalties for those who start forest fires such as the one that destroyed a Spanish nature reserve.

Spain: Majority favor ETA talks

MADRID, July 13 (UPI) -- A majority of Spanish citizens favors talks with the Basque separatist group ETA if the separatists agree to renounce violence.

Spain: Four bomb blasts attributed to ETA

MADRID, July 13 (UPI) -- Four bomb blasts attributed to the Basque separatist group ETA rocked northern Spain, though no one was injured, El Mundo reported Wednesday.

Uribe to meet with UK and Spanish leaders

BOGOTA, July 11 (UPI) -- Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is set to meet with the leaders of Britain and Spain to drum up support for his government's fight against leftist rebels.

Basque separatists expel six members

MADRID, July 11 (UPI) -- Spain's Basque separatist group ETA expelled six members after they proposed holding peace talks with the Madrid government.

Spain offers condolences to UK

MADRID, July 7 (UPI) -- Spain offered its condolences to Britain following Thursday's deadly bombing attacks in London and ratcheted up its own terror security alert.

Spain: Report blames Aznar on attacks

MADRID, June 30 (UPI) -- Spanish lawmakers approved a report Thursday accusing former Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar of manipulating the facts a bombing in Madrid last year.

Spain: Car bomb blasts outside stadium

MADRID, June 25 (UPI) -- A car bomb exploded outside a Madrid sports stadium Saturday following a warning from the Basque separatist group ETA.

Spanish officials angered by ETA remarks

MADRID, June 20 (UPI) -- Spanish official said Monday they considered an offer by the Basque separatist group ETA to not attack politicians part of their "sick game."

ETA announces partial truce

PARIS, June 20 (UPI) -- The Basque separatist group ETA has announced a partial truce, newspapers report.
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Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, president of Spain,, signs the anti- nuclear terrorist treaty which he will sign at the United Nations on September 14, 2005 in New York City. The "International Convention for the Supression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism" treaty is being signed by numerous heads of state during the 2005 World Summit at the UN. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (Spanish pronunciation:  ( listen); born 4 August 1960) is a Spanish politician and member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE). He was elected for terms as Prime Minister of Spain in the 2004 and 2008 general elections. On 2 April 2011 he announced he will not stand for re-election in 2012.

The main actions taken by the Zapatero administration include the withdrawal of Spanish troops from the Iraq war, which resulted in long term diplomatic tension with the George W. Bush administration; the increase of Spanish troops in Afghanistan; the idea of an Alliance of Civilizations, co-sponsored by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; the legalisation of same-sex marriage; reform of abortion law; a controversial attempt at peace negotiation with ETA (a proscribed terrorist organisation); the increase of tobacco restrictions; and the reform of various Autonomous statutes, particularly the Statute of Catalonia.

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero was born in Valladolid, Castile and León to Juan Rodríguez y García-Lozano (b. 1928), a lawyer, and María de la Purificación Zapatero y Valero (Valladolid, 1927 - Madrid, 30 October 2000). He grew up in León, where his family originated.

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