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Independence Movements in Europe: Scotland Is Tip of the Iceberg

Rob McNamara | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Rob McNamara

Some of these are well known like those in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Flanders. Others are much more surprising -- for example, hands up if you really knew about the Venetian and Bavarian independence movements?

Let's Not Yield to Putin on the Truth

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

On the subject of the Ukrainian crisis and the possible kidnapping of Crimea by the Russian Federation, we have been hearing two very strange arguments that are in urgent need of rebuttal.

What We Can Learn From The Basque

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 02.23.2014 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

This blog explains what Portugal and Spain can learn from the Basque. The Basque Country is one of Spain's 17 Autonomous Communities in the current te...

The True Food Prize Goes to the Haitians

Salena Tramel | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

The 2013 World Food Prize credits Monsanto in the fight against hunger through sustainable agriculture -- yet there is a disconnect between the spirit of the prize and the U.S. agrochemical giant's actual practices.

WARNING: Spanish Food Road Trip Will Cause Hunger

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.14.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

Jamon, squid ink, anchovies, chorizo, wine, cheese... Spain is really one of the great culinary countries of the world.

PHOTOS: Bilbao's Surprising Appeal

Viator | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel
Viator

You can get a good lay of the land with the Artxanda funicular, across the river and just upstream from the Guggenheim.

One of the World's Best Restaurants: Lunch at San Sebastian's Mugaritz (PHOTOS)

Andrew Sessa | Posted 10.31.2012 | Food
Andrew Sessa

Of the many multi-Michelin-starred meccas of molecular gastronomy that call San Sebastian home, Mugaritz is the playful one

Sexy Education: Government Promotes Language Through Skin Flicks

Posted 02.05.2012 | World

It's not quite sex education, but several videos produced by the Fundación Leizaola and the Basque government in Spain use skin to sell young people ...

First Spanish General Election Without ETA's Terrorism

Araceli Guede | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Araceli Guede

After 43 years of terror and 829 murders, Basque terrorist group ETA announced "the definitive cease to armed activity" October 20, exactly one month before the general election. This will thus be a campaign without ETA, the first ever since democracy was restored in Spain.

The Outstanding Food of the Basque

Thei Zervaki | Posted 01.01.2012 | Food
Thei Zervaki

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Basque Militants Announce Permanent Cease-Fire

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS and JORGE SAINZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BILBAO, Spain — The militant Basque separatist group ETA declared a permanent cease-fire Monday in what it called a firm step toward ending a de...

CultureZohn: Balenciaga at the Spanish Institute

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Patricia Zohn

2010-12-10-balenciaga.jpgThe hushed, pale gray salon instantly transports you to the elegance of the era of couture.

Basque Bounty

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

When Elizabeth Gilbert set off on her now-famous journey to eat, pray and love, she started in Italy. But these days, the hottest destination for the ...

elBulli in Beijing

Roseann M. Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Roseann M. Lake

Adrià describes his ten days in Beijing as a period of perpetual curiosity during which he attended meals with fifty different dishes, each unique, and some, even to him, entirely unidentifiable.

Jurdan Martitegi: France Arrests Suspected ETA Military Chief And 8 Others

The Independent | Elizabeth Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The man who is said to be Eta's top military commander was arrested in France early yesterday, in a Franco-Spanish police operation that produced eigh...

Spain's Basque Voters End 29-Year Nationalist Rule

The Guardian | Giles Tremlett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Voters in Spain's northern Basque country yesterday ended a 29-year nationalist stranglehold on power, leaving the way open for prime minister José L...