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With Sortu banned, what now for radical Basque nationalists?

The Supreme Court’s decision to prevent the new nationalist party from running in elections follows an intense and not always helpful debate.

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Bailout beckons as Portugal’s Sócrates resigns

Portugal moves a step closer to a Greek-style crisis as the Socialist prime minister steps down after an unsuccessful congressional vote on measures to cut the deficit.

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Spain’s Zapatero embraces short-lived Libya foray

The Spanish prime minister, a staunch opponent of the Iraq invasion, has backed the anti-Gaddafi no-fly zone. But Congress’ approval of the operation does not anticipate a drawn-out conflict.

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Portugal’s history echoes down the ages

In ‘The Portuguese: A Modern History’, Barry Hatton has written a lively and rigorous account of how a nation that is so often overlooked has come through disaster, dictatorship, revolution and economic mismanagement.

March 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

What, another reason to hate Cristiano Ronaldo?

The Madrid derby saw the Portuguese striker show his flippant side on the pitch. But Atlético’s anger at Ronaldo hides their frustration at always coming second to bitter rival Real.

March 21st, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

The Spaniards who fought for Hitler

The ‘División Azul’, a Spanish force that fought alongside the German army against Russia in World War II, has mostly been overlooked by history books and filmmakers. A new book by Jorge Martínez Reverte seeks to redress the balance.

March 21st, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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