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Basque mountaineer survives helicopter crash in Tajikistan
Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Basque mountaineer survives helicopter crash in Tajikistan

A MOUNTAINEER from the Basque Country who crashed his helicopter in the wilds of Tajikistan at an altitude of 7,500 metres has been found – alive. But five of the 18 people flying with him have died, according to...

Spaniard to be exhumed in London over organ-trafficking suspicions
Crime/Incidents Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Spaniard to be exhumed in London over organ-trafficking...

A BRITISH court has agreed to the body of a Spaniard to be exhumed to see whether he was a victim of organ-trafficking before he died. Miguel Ángel Martínez was 45 when he set off from his native Basque Country on...

ETA confirms dissolution ahead of Friday's planned announcement
Crime/Incidents Thu, May 3, 2018

ETA confirms dissolution ahead of Friday's planned...

BASQUE separatist terrorists ETA is due to make a 'key announcement' on Friday in Cambo-les-Bains, south-western France, and speculation has been rife as to whether the organisation planned to break up – but...

ETA to announce dissolution on May 5
Crime/Incidents Thu, Apr 19, 2018

ETA to announce dissolution on May 5

BASQUE terrorist organisation ETA says it will formally disband and will announce this in public in Bayonne, southern France, over the first weekend in May. The separatists, who have not carried out any armed attacks...

Baby who contracted salmonella from milk is 'only case in Spain', authorities confirm
Crime/Incidents Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Baby who contracted salmonella from milk is 'only case...

AN INFANT given a free sample of the baby milk withdrawn from the shelves in France has died from salmonella poisoning – the only known case in Spain so far. All other brands manufactured by the French firm Lactalis...

Tidal surge claims lives of two pensioners
Crime/Incidents Thu, Jan 4, 2018

Tidal surge claims lives of two pensioners

STORM Bruno has already claimed two lives in the Basque Country after a man and woman, believed to be a couple, were swept out to sea off the coast of Deba (Guipúzcoa province). The victims, aged 67 and 65 and both...

Family of four killed in Bilbao block inferno
Crime/Incidents Sat, May 27, 2017

Family of four killed in Bilbao block inferno

A YOUNG family of four has died in a fire which destroyed their block of flats in Bilbao's Zorroza neighbourhood, which has left at least 25 others needing medical attention. A husband and wife aged 23 and 20...

ETA disarmament 'officially' starts, but Spain remains sceptical
Crime/Incidents Mon, Apr 10, 2017

ETA disarmament 'officially' starts, but Spain...

BASQUE terrorist group ETA's disarmament has officially started in what the French ministry of defence calls a 'positive move' and Spain considers 'theatrics for media attention'. Files were handed...

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