A pro-independence political coalition can field candidates in May 22 local elections, Spain's Constitutional Court ruled on Friday, overturning a Supreme Court decision.[+]
Jose Antonio Arana Martija, member of the Academy of the Basque Language Euskaltzaindia, died on Tuesday in Gernika at the age of 80 years old.[+]
This year's slogan was "Maitatu, ikasi, ari... euskala-kari" (Love, learn, use Basque, euskalakari!). AEK and Korrika named the people who love, learn and use the Basque language "Euskalakari".[+]
Sudan held a referendum on Jan. 9 to decide whether to split into two sovereign countries. Here's a sampling of other places vying for independence — some with more legitimate claims for freedom than others.[+]
The Basque separatist group Eta has announced a permanent ceasefire in its fight for independence from Spain.
In a video statement sent to the media, the group said the truce would be "internationally verifiable".
But the Spanish government has rejected Eta's statement, saying it contained nothing new.
Eta's campaign for independence for the Basque region has cost more than 800 lives since 1968 but it called a halt to armed attacks last year.
As in previous filmed statements, the video showed three Eta militants in white hoods. They said it was "time to act with historical responsibility".
However, they made no mention of disarming or dissolving the organisation - key demands of the Spanish government.[+]
A clip shown by the British broadcaster shows three masked militants. The BBC says the video declares that ETA has decided not to carry out armed operations.[+]
Jaialdi, the largest Basque cultural festival in the United States, reached its end on Sunday. The festival has been a great success, Jaialdi director Dave Eiguren says.[+]
As the minutes count down to the start of Jaialdi 2010, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter tells eitb.com what this year's event promises, and what he continues to hope for future Jaialdis.[+]
The 5 members of the directing body of Basque-language newspaper Egunkaria faced sentences of between 12 and 14 years in prison, in addition to a further 14 or 15-year ban from practicing journalism.[+]