There were four minutes to go against Sevilla on Sunday evening and Athletic Bilbao were on course for their first victory at the Sánchez Pizjuán in 18 years when the coach Marcelo Bielsa made his final substitution.
The decisive and positive terms of ETA's response to Monday's "Declaration" in Donostia-San Sebastian by the International Conference group is to be welcomed, as is the response of the Spanish government and others.
French police arrested four suspected members of the outlawed Basque separatist group ETA late Thursday, including the armed group's alleged military chief and also the suspected logistics chief, the Spanish Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
Spanish police early Tuesday arrested nine people for suspected links to the Basque separatist group ETA, the first such detentions since ETA declared a unilateral cease-fire earlier this month, an Interior Ministry spokesman told CNN.
A car bomb exploded early Wednesday outside the Civil Guard barracks in the northern Spanish city of Burgos, injuring at least 40 people and causing substantial damage, an Interior Ministry official said.
The incumbent Basque nationalists won the most seats in Basque regional parliamentary elections on Sunday, but they could lose a 29-year hold on power because three non-nationalist parties won a combined majority for the first time, according to official election results.
The Basque separatist group ETA is not running in the Basque regional parliamentary elections Sunday, but the future of the troubled region in northern Spain and the weakened-yet-still-dangerous ETA are utmost on many voters' minds.
The Basque separatist group ETA warned on Friday that its violent 40-year-fight for Basque independence "will continue" if the Spanish government doesn't offer "an adequate response to the root of the problem."
Police arrested three Algerian men early Thursday in the northern Basque city of Vitoria on suspicion of promoting radical ideology among the Muslim community, the Basque regional government said in a statement.
A Spanish judge Friday suspended two leftist Basque political parties for their links to armed Basque separatist group ETA, barring their candidates from parliamentary elections next month, according to court documents seen by CNN.
Two ETA members arrested over the weekend were responsible for a fatal bombing at a Madrid airport in 2006, an attack which effectively ended the group's cease-fire, Spain's interior minister said Wednesday.
The Basque separatist group ETA claimed responsibility Tuesday for the Madrid airport bombing on Dec. 30 that killed two people, but ETA also insisted, in a statement to a Basque newspaper, that its 9-month-old cease-fire remained intact.
Police Thursday seized a vehicle and nearby explosives that were ready for "immediate" use as a car bomb, just six days after the Basque separatist group ETA broke a cease-fire with a massive car bomb at Madrid's airport, a Basque regional government official told CNN.
Spain's interior minister on Wednesday said the troubled peace process with the Basque separatist group ETA is in a "preliminary" phase, but he declined to confirm a newspaper's report alleging that the government had already held a significant first round of direct talks with ETA.
The Basque separatist group ETA is warning that the fledgling peace process is in "crisis" five months after ETA declared a cease-fire and said it "will respond" if Spain and France do not stop what it called "their attacks on Basque citizens."
The Spanish government has dismissed a new statement from the Basque separatist group ETA, saying it does not meet expectations, a senior aide to Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told CNN late Thursday.
"At least one projectile" has exploded near a small airport in the northern city of Zaragoza after a warning call to a newspaper in the name of the Basque separatist group ETA alerted authorities to the attack, government officials told CNN.